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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 […]



The peculiar blindness of experts

May 15th, 2019 at 3:33 am » Comments Off

  Credentialed authorities are comically bad at predicting the future. But reliable forecasting is possible. The bet was on, and it was over the fate of humanity. On one side was the Stanford biologist Paul R. Ehrlich. In his 1968 best seller, The Population Bomb, Ehrlich insisted that it was too late to prevent a […]



5G is coming fast and it’s a game-changer

March 15th, 2019 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

The blistering speed and versatility of the coming 5G network herald a quantum leap for mobile technology – here are the fast facts. What is 5G? 5G is the fifth generation of mobile networks, following on from 2G, 3G and 4G. But while the move from 3G to 4G was all about speeds, 5G is […]



Should we retire ‘Retirement’?

February 21st, 2019 at 1:30 pm » Comments Off

As our lives have been getting longer and healthier – compared to prior generations – some people advocate doing away with the concept of retirement altogether. In support of that idea, increasing numbers of workers report in surveys that they expect never to retire, and not just because they can’t afford to but often because […]



DaVinci Speaker Series : Disruptive Technology

February 6th, 2019 at 4:51 pm » Comments Off

. Many disruptive technologies are entering the current marketplace: autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, blockchain, 3D printing, etc. Each of these technologies is expected to obsolete and displace a large number of businesses with the associated job layoffs and supply chain interruptions. A question of concern is whether these disruptions by themselves or in combination with […]



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