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‘Blade Runner’ was set in November 2019. So how close have we come to that prediction of our future?

November 12th, 2019 at 12:52 pm » Comments Off

Science-fiction movies are pretty goddamn awesome because it goes beyond the restrictions of realism and predicts what can or cannot happen in the future. Netflix’s Black Mirror is likely everyone’s hot favourite now because it’s showing us the deranged situation we’ll be in 15-20 years from now. But what if I say that we are […]



The 10+ most important job skills every company will be looking for in 2020

November 7th, 2019 at 1:28 pm » Comments Off

As the world evolves to embrace the 4th industrial revolution, our workplaces are changing. Just as other industrial revolutions transformed the skillset and experience required from the workforce, we can expect the same from this revolution. Only five years from now, 35 percent of the skills seen as essential today will change according to the […]



Co-working spaces pose threat to commercial real estate market, Fed official says

September 27th, 2019 at 1:47 am » Comments Off

LaunchBio CEO Joan Siefert Rose leads a tour of life sciences co-working lab, BioLabs NC. The growing popularity of co-working spaces like WeWork could pose a risk to the US economy in the next economic downturn, a Fed official warned on Friday. Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren, who has publicly dissented with the […]



“This may be the single biggest business opportunity in human history”

August 22nd, 2019 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Dr. Jonathan Foley, 50, executive director for Project Drawdown, joined me for a discussion about climate change (watch in the video player above). His statement, “This may be the single biggest business opportunity in human history,” sounds like hyperbole but there may be no one better qualified to make that statement correctly. With a PhD […]



Elon Musk doubled down on his theory that the world population is headed for collapse

July 5th, 2019 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk believes the human population is headed for decline. REUTERS/Mike Blake In a tweet on Friday, Elon Musk doubled down on his theory that the global population will be in decline by 2050. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO first backed the theory in 2017 in response to a New Scientist article about a “population […]



Five traditional industries on the verge of an innovation boom

July 1st, 2019 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

  According to the technology and data company Crunchbase, an astounding $825 million in venture capital investment has flowed into legal and legal-tech sectors just since the start of 2018.What do you think about when you hear the terms “disruption” and “technological innovation?” What industries and sectors come to mind? Autonomous cars, cloud computing, artificial […]



Older, less white, less religious: What America will look like in 2040

June 2nd, 2019 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

  Future foretold: A new America in 2040 Here is how fast America is changing: By the time today’s teenagers hit their 30s, there will be — for the first time ever — more minorities than whites, more old people than children, and more people practicing Islam than Judaism. The big picture: The slow demographic […]



Top 5 Predictions for VR/AR Breakthroughs

May 8th, 2019 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Convergence is accelerating disruption… everywhere! Exponential technologies are colliding into each other, reinventing products, services and industries. In this third installment of our Convergence Catalyzer series, I’ll be synthesizing key insights from my annual entrepreneurs’ mastermind event, Abundance 360, which takes place every January in Beverly Hills. This five-blog series looks at 3D Printing, Artificial […]



IBM researchers predict 5 innovations will change our lives in 5 years

February 15th, 2019 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

IBM Research has a long history of inventing the future, so the big tech company’s researchers take their predictions seriously. Today they are revealing their annual “5 in 5” predictions, which detail five innovations that will change our lives in the next five years. IBM will talk about the predictions at its Think 2019 event […]



New projection : World population will level off, then fall forever

February 12th, 2019 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

The conventional wisdom is that the global population is hurtling toward catastrophe — some project it could hit a staggering 11 billion by the year 2100. But a new book examines the data and comes to a radically different conclusion: instead of continuing to rise, the population will level out in about 30 years — […]



Too few cybersecurity professionals is a gigantic problem for 2019

February 4th, 2019 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

As the new year begins gaining steam, there is ostensibly a piece of good news on the cyber front. Major cyberattacks have been in a lull in recent months, and still are. The good tidings are fleeting, however. Attacks typically come in waves. The next one is due, and 2019 will be the worst year […]



The hottest jobs going into 2019

January 3rd, 2019 at 12:30 pm » Comments Off

Technology is continuing to change the landscape for the job market. PayScale recently released a report of its “hottest jobs” of 2018, and technology dominated the list of fastest-growing occupations. Design and communication positions also cracked the top 10. “The abundance of data has necessitated [hiring people] to analyze, model, store, and protect this important […]



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