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Growing Up Everywhere: The Future of Farming

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Future, Futurist, Trends

(Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, 20/20 Foresight: A Futurist Looks Ahead to the Ten Trends That Will Shape the World of 2020, that I am writing with the able assistance of fellow futurist Simon Anderson. This chapter takes a look at the future of agriculture.) On a 7,000 acre farm in…


The Heart of the Matter: The Future of Healthcare Will Be All Around Us

Posted in Future, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Trends

(Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from my 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 takes a look at the future of healthcare.) Jonathan Rothberg, a…


The Future of Higher Education: A Cloudy Forecast

Posted in Education, Future, Futurist, Higher Education, Trends

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 takes a look at the future of higher education.) In 2002,…


Driving Faster into the Future with Supercomputers

Posted in Business, Computer/Semiconductor, Energy, Exponential Executive, Future, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Trends

“Titan will be used for a variety of important research projects, including the development of more commercially viable biofuels, cleaner burning engines, safer nuclear energy, and more efficient solar power.” So states a recent press release from Cray announcing the creation of a new supercomputer capable of between 10 and 20 quadrillion calculations per second….


Five Future Trends for the Insurance Industry

Posted in Business, Data Mining, Future, Futurist, Genomics, Health Care, Insurance, Trends

Over the past few months, I have delivered a number of insurance oriented keynotes and, later this week, I’ll be addressing the LOMA Conference on Emerging Technologies for the Insurance Industry. While I cover a wide variety of trends in the information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology sectors, here are five trends already impacting the insurance…


The Shape of Things to Come: 3D Printing

Posted in Future, Futurist, Manufacturing, Trends

(Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, 20/20 Foresight: A Futurist Looks Ahead to the Year 2020, that I am writing with the able assistance of fellow futurist Simon Anderson, host ofwww.futur1st.com. This chapter covers trends in the emerging field of 3D manufacturing.) In a non-descript lab in the mechanical engineering department…


Unlearn Your Ideas of What is “Impossible”

Posted in Future, Quotes, Trends

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." The Queen in "Through the Looking Glass" "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow." Robert Goddard, U.S. physicist & pioneer rocket engineer (1882-1945)


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