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When Everyone Becomes Blackmailable

July 22nd, 2014 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: On a recent driving trip, my wife and I became immersed in the audio version of one of Tom Clancy’s last novels titled, “Threat Vector.” Without giving away too much of the plot, a Chinese super-geek villain has hatched a plan to hack into our most secure networks and blackmail people with […]



The Laws of Exponential Capabilities

July 15th, 2014 at 8:24 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: When people like Google CEO, Larry Page, Virgin’s Richard Branson, and X-Prize Foundation CEO, Peter Diamandis, talk about us entering into a period of abundance, there has been a natural tendency to assume we’ll be entering into a life of leisure. People won’t have to work as hard and we will all […]



New electrochemistry technology could lead to huge improvements in batteries

July 14th, 2014 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

The new lithium-ion battery technology charges faster, lasts longer and outputs more power than current lithium-ion batteries. A University of Alberta research team may have made a breakthrough that will ultimately lead to dramatic improvements in the batteries that power everything from laptops and smartphones to medical devices and tools. The lithium-ion battery technology the team […]



Top 5 things to help you think differently

July 7th, 2014 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

To help you stay up-to-date on the latest trends in communication, technology, and our dynamic world, here are some resources to help you think differently about the way your organization is communicating, sharing, and inspiring its constituents.    



The Growing Dangers of Technological Unemployment and the Re-Skilling of America

July 7th, 2014 at 8:00 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: In March, when Facebook announced the $2 billion acquisition of Oculus Rift, they not only put a giant stamp of approval on the technology, but they also triggered an instant demand for virtual reality designers, developers, and engineers.    



New technology from Sharp demonstrates ultra-high efficiency solar cells

June 26th, 2014 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

Sharp’s technology could be twice as efficient at converting sunlight to electricity. Right now the best solar cells we have convert less than a third of the energy on sunlight into electricity, even though for decades researchers have calculated that exotic physics could allow solar cells to convert far more energy than they do now. […]



Bionic pancreas shows promise in managing diabetes

June 23rd, 2014 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

The bionic pancreas In 2000, Ed Damiano’s son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Damiano’s son was 11 months old.The biomedical engineer, decided to create a device that would help his child and millions of others better manage their disease. He set a goal of having it ready by the time his son went to college. […]



‘Situational Futuring’ and 44 Mind-Stretching Scenarios to Learn How to Use It

June 23rd, 2014 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: Last week I got into a discussion with a friend about the concept of self-contained water. If you think in terms of picking up a bottle of water, only without the bottle, you get the picture.    



Artificial Intelligence will be Crashing the Stock Market in 3, 2, 1…

June 13th, 2014 at 8:07 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago, Stephen Hawking opened the world’s eyes to the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI), warning that it has the potential of outsmarting humans in the financial markets. But few people realize that we are already in imminent danger of this happening.    



14 freaky technologies that are just around the corner

June 11th, 2014 at 1:21 pm » Comments Off

Vivek Wadhwa, Singularity University’s vice president of academics and innovation. Vivek Wadhwa, a Stanford University fellow, and vice president of academics and innovation at Singularity University, stands at the crossroads of the future of nearly every industry business and arts and science has to offer.  At the World of Business Innovation event he painted a vivid portrait […]



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