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November 22nd, 2016

So Now What? Post Election Thoughts and Forecasts

[Note: parts of this column first appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Also note that this will be the first of several posts relative to the election. Emotions are all high and this will be top of mind to millions around the world so it is a good portal to discuss what is ahead and what […]

 

 

August 4th, 2014

Marijuana and the Rapidity of Social Change

  Think back five or six years ago to 2008 or 2009. If you thought about equal marriage for people of the same sex what did you think?   If you were gay or knew someone who was and wanted to be married you had clear and perhaps deeply felt views. If not, perhaps you thought […]

 

 

January 29th, 2014

Forecasts – Part One

[This column was first published in the Shift Age Newsletter #27] Eight years ago I first began to write and speak about the future full time.  Then, as always, I was asked about what accurate forecasts I had made.  This told me of course that my legitimacy to some degree would be based upon this.  […]

 

 

October 14th, 2009

Now is the Time for America to Face the Future of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Transportation

“The chances further down the road seem to me better on the fuel-cell side than on the battery-electric side” There are a number of readers of this blog and members of the audiences when I speak that just seem to think that hydrogen fuel cell autos are a pipe dream that has no chance of […]

 

 

July 16th, 2009

Ghana, the Peace Corp Volunteer and the President

Last weekend I had breakfast with a woman with whom I graduated high school.  Since we had not seen each other since a reunion several years ago there was much to catch up on. The most interesting thing was the fact that her daughter is in the middle of a 27 month deployment as a […]

 

 

May 27th, 2009

Tentative Steps on Alternative Energy

Last week the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the most ambitious energy and global warming legislation ever debated in Congress.  That is very good news and a good first step.  Of course, since Congress has never been anything close to providing leadership in the areas of alternative energy and climate change, the comparison to […]

 

 

April 27th, 2009

Cuba

It is about time!   The first steps that President Obama took recently to open up the U.S. policy towards Cuba are long overdue.  It has been clear to me for the past 15 years that the Federal Government’s policy on Cuba, instituted 50 years ago is a worn out relic of the Cold War era. […]

 

 

January 27th, 2009

The New Electronic Democracy

It is clear that one of the reasons that Barack Obama won the Presidency is his campaign utilized the Internet in all aspects and in new ways.  The Obama campaign of 2008 introduced and defined success with this latest transformative medium.  The campaign’s use of all aspects of interactivity will be the definition and measurement […]

 

 

January 8th, 2009

Forecast 2009 Part 2 The Economy

In my last column I wrote that humanity is in transition from one Age to another and that the global financial collapse is a painful part of that transition.  This occurs during any major historical transition period.  In addition I wrote: “There are four words that keep coming back to me as I view the […]

 

 

December 18th, 2008

Night and Day

This is not a column about Cole Porter, the great Broadway composer who wrote the wonderful song “Night and Day”.  This column is about climate change and the urgent need for humanity to dramatically alter its’ energy equation. At a recent global climate change summit in Poland, John Kerry, the ranking U.S. representative told the […]

 

 

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