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The Future Has Officially Arrived: Drone Delivered Beer

Posted in Agriculture, Business as Unusual, Crime, Defense, Future, Futurist, General, Humor, Robots

With summer just around the corner many of us will quench our thirst on hot days with an ice-cold beer. Now, thanks to some creative and innovative entrepreneurs in South Africa, you may soon be able to have that ice-cold beer delivered to you via a miniature drone. (See the 45-second video below). While obviously…


Beware of the Invisible Gun of the Near Future

Posted in Convergence, Crime, Disruptive Technology, Future, Futurist, Manufacturing, Police, Risk

Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed delivered a real “shot heard around the world” last week when he demonstrated an operational 3D printed gun. As profound as this event is, the future is about to become even stranger–and more frightening. This is because researchers at Duke University have just created a simple invisibility cloak using a…



Predictive Policing, Crime Forecasting and the Future of Law Enforcement

Posted in Crime, Data Mining, Future, Futurist, Government, Law, Police

Last week, fellow futurist Simon Anderson and I posted a chapter from our forthcoming book, Foresight 2020, which discussed the future of crime and law enforcement. It was entitled Crime By Design. One of the trends we outlined was the application of predictive analytics (or data-crunching) to deter crime. To emphasize this point, I’d like…


Crime By Design: The Future of Law Enforcement

Posted in Crime, Future, Futurist

(Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from our forthcoming book, 20/20 Foresight: A Futurist Looks Ahead to the Ten Trends That Will Shape the World of 2020, which I am writing with the able assistance of fellow futurist Simon Anderson, host of www.futur1st.com. This chapter, written by Simon Anderson, takes a look at the future of…


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