In a reversal of one of the most significant immigration trends in U.S. history, more Mexicans are leaving the United States than migrating into the country, according to a study published Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
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Exponential technologies tend to move at a slow pace then to a disruptively fast pace. We often don’t notice technologies in the deceptive growth phase, until they begin changing the way we live and do business. Driven by information technologies, products and services become digitized, dematerialized, demonetized and/or democratized and enter a phase of exponential […]
Last week, the Pew Research Center reported that the murder rate was cut nearly in half from 7 per 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2013. Over the same period, overall gun deaths (including accidents and suicides) have fallen by one-third from 15.2 to 10.6 per 100,000.
Philip Saunders: This is the age of disruption. What we’re witnessing is a shift from territorial monopolies on the use of force as a way of ordering civilization, toward a world of borderless civic networks. Or, in the words of Tom W. Bell, a move from nation states to stateless nations, which extend the dynamics of […]
The pace of business innovation continues to exceed our expectations and imagination especially, when it comes to the world of work. Not only is technology impacting how we work and interact with each other, it’s transforming what we actually do for work.
At Cape Fear Community College’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center last week, futurist Thomas Frey told the audience of library supporters, “A library is a library … until it isn’t.”
The population in Europe is aging. The governments have had to think of some interesting ways to keep people active. Spain and the United Kingdom have started opening playgrounds designed specifically for the elderly. And people seem to be enjoying it! (Video
Singularity University held its Exponential Medicine Conference last week in San Diego, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today’s broken healthcare system.
The future will be here before we know it. Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.
Thomas Frey, a futurist from the DaVinci Institute in the United States predicts that by 2030 people will rely on billions of drones and sensors to live.