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The Great Mannequin Vs. Fashion Model Showdown

June 30th, 2015 at 9:29 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  If it weren’t for their glowing eyes, I would have sworn they were live fashion models dancing in the store window. Moving smoothly to match the music playing in the background, each of the seven perfectly proportioned mannequins swayed to a carefully choreographed set of moves designed to draw attention to the […]



Caltech’s ‘toilet of the future’ is built so anyone can repair it

June 25th, 2015 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

For the 2 billion people in the world who still lack sanitation, Caltech is creating a cheap, safe, and clean toilet. But building this cool product is really the easy part.



Airing – world’s first hoseless, maskless, cordless CPAP device

June 25th, 2015 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

Your whole day can be ruined by missing out on a good night’s sleep. Your mood can be affected, you can find it hard to focus, and it can be nearly impossible to shake the sleepy feeling.  



Solving a Billion-Person Problem

May 8th, 2015 at 4:47 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  My friend, Peter Diamandis, likes to say, “The best way to become a billionaire is to solve a billion-person problem.” When I first heard this phrase, I had difficulty imagining what a billion-person problem looked like.  



Some hospitals are allowing patients to be hospitalized at home

May 5th, 2015 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

The program provides hospital-level care while sparing the patient the possible discomforts of a hospital stay.  When 82 year old Martin Fernandez went to Mount Sinai Hospital’s emergency room recently with a high fever and excruciating abdominal pain, he and his family were asked an unexpected question. He would have to be officially admitted to receive […]



Planting a billion trees a year using drones?

May 1st, 2015 at 2:50 pm » Comments Off

By using drones to plant forests of seedlings, a start-up plans to help solve the world’s climate problems.  Lauren Fletcher, the founder of BioCarbon Engineering says, “We are going to counter industrial scale deforestation using industrial scale reforestation.”  



When the “Things” we buy know more about us than we know about them

April 23rd, 2015 at 4:50 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  What if the things you were thinking about buying already knew you were considering a purchase? Much like going on a date, where the person you were dating wanted to look their best for you, what if the product went through a similar process, primping it’s hair and donning an inviting smile […]



Three Laws of Exponential Capabilities – Video

April 20th, 2015 at 5:59 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  We are entering into a world where driverless vehicles will eliminate millions of driving positions; robotic systems will work relentlessly day and night eliminating millions of manufacturing, welding, painting, and assembly positions; and things that seemed impossible to automate in the past will have computers and machines replacing people’s jobs. At the […]



All those Damn Laws! Over 18 Million Laws in the U.S… and climbing!

March 30th, 2015 at 7:35 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  How many laws are affecting you as you’re reading this today?  If you think you know the answer, I will tell you you’re lying, and there is a law against lying about how many laws there are.  



Living the Life of Bubble People and Unlocking the Next Phase of Human Existence

March 19th, 2015 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey:  Having been born and raised on a small rural farm in South Dakota, I grew up with a very narrow perspective of the rest of the world. With only two TV channels and three radio stations to pick from, our news options were very limited.  As a teenager, watching the nightly newscasts […]



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