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Evacuated Tube Transport Technology (ET3) is 50 times more efficient than rail

November 24th, 2014 at 2:17 pm » Comments Off

Evacuated Tube Transport Technology Evacuated Tube Transport Technology is magnetically levitated capsules in vacuum tubes.  Propulsion energy required is 100,000 times less than required by a car. ET3 will achieve 50 times more transportation per kWh (or ton of CO2) than electric cars or trains.  The cost is ten times less. They calculate they can […]



What Industries will produce the First Trillionaires?

November 24th, 2014 at 2:05 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago I got into a discussion with some friends centered around this question. “What, in your mind, will be the most powerful entity in the world 100 years from now?”    



101 Endangered Jobs by 2030

November 7th, 2014 at 10:30 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can work in the dark and don’t come with decades of HR case law requiring time off for holidays, personal illness, excessive overtime, chronic stress or anxiety.  



You will be a different person by the time you reach the end of this article

October 16th, 2014 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Whatever happened to that young child you were not so many years ago? As a baby, life was all about eating, sleeping, and dry diapers. Even though you are learning new things quickly, not much else really mattered.    



New technologies will be key for job growth: Futurist Thomas Frey

October 12th, 2014 at 8:17 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey speaking at Steamboat’s 20th Economic Summit. Futurist Thomas Frey took an audience of Steamboat Springs business leaders last week into a future where 3-D printers are printing clothes and food, cars no longer need drivers and drones deliver packages.    



Calgary’s Snøhetta-designed public library will be the Apple Store of libraries

October 5th, 2014 at 8:19 am » Comments Off

Library designed by architectural firm Snøhetta. Shaunacy Ferro:  Hanging out at the library might just become cool as Calgary, Canada has plans to build a new lending library. The library will be designed by Snøhetta, an architecture firm. The library will have a  240,000-square-foot center and will be more than just a repository for plastic-protected […]



Computing’s Next Big Transformation – Semantic Intelligence

October 3rd, 2014 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: I had great difficulty completing this column. This is partly due to the complex nature of the technology and partly because its implications may indeed be so far reaching that I’ll sound over-reaching in describing it.    



Interactive Bionic Man features 14 novel biotechnologies

September 23rd, 2014 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

NIBIB Bionic Man The “NIBIB Bionic Man” is an interactive Web tool that showcases cutting-edge research in biotechnology that has recently been launched by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. The bionic man features 14 technologies currently being developed by NIBIB-supported researchers.  



Should Robots Have Their Own Bank Accounts?

September 22nd, 2014 at 9:39 am » Comments Off

Typical house-bot shopping on a budget Futurist Thomas Frey: The year is 2027 and Winston, a newly born house-bot charged with doing a number of domestic chores including cleaning, meal prep, laundry, and building maintenance, has been programmed to not only perform the work, but also restock supplies once they reach a certain level.  



Seven Reasons Why the Value of Human Life is Increasing Exponentially

September 15th, 2014 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: What’s the value of a human life? For some of you this is a very disconcerting question because it attempts to put a dollar value on a person, something we value in far different ways.    



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