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The Coming Era of Mega Systems, Part 1 – Transportation

December 19th, 2014 at 11:46 pm » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey – Let me begin with a couple questions. Question #1: The U.S. has two countries that touch its borders – Canada and Mexico. But what is its third closest neighbor? While most would probably look at the island nations in the Caribbean, the third closest is actually Russia, a scant 2.4 miles away, […]



The First Lady of Graphene

December 18th, 2014 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

The birthplace of graphene – the one-atom-thick carbon – is Manchester University, where it was created by two physicists. But Cambridge could become the adopted home of the so-called wonder-material. A vast new facility that can make up to five tons of the ultra-valuable black dust each year is being built in the city and […]



Sneak Peek: George Lucas’ Future Museum

December 14th, 2014 at 7:41 pm » Comments Off

Isolated, the words all sound so cliché. Organic. Flowing. Curvy. But set to the backdrop of Chicago’s blocky skyline, they assemble a brash thesis on the city’s future: The new George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is a low-slung knoll inside a landscape of towering Lego, an Egyptian pyramid reimagined for the year 2020.



The Swasthya Slate – an affordable diagnostic machine that could disrupt health care

December 3rd, 2014 at 8:42 am » Comments Off

Kahol built a prototype of a device called the Swasthya Slate (which translates to “Health Tablet”). Kanav Kahol was a member of Arizona State University’s department of biomedical informatics. He became frustrated at the lack of interest by the medical establishment in reducing the costs of diagnostic testing, and seeing almost no chance of getting the […]



ComfortWay – Smart iPhone case that offers all-day data roaming for just $2

December 1st, 2014 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

ComfortWay If you travel a lot internationally you more than likely have been stung by roaming Internet charges at some point or another. It’s possible to buy or rent a local SIM card when you’re abroad but this requires that your iPhone be either unlocked or jailbroken — and also limits users to just one […]



Growing Bolder TV interview with Thomas Frey, one of the world’s top futurists

December 1st, 2014 at 10:46 am » Comments Off

Futurist Thomas Frey If there’s one thing we all wonder about, it’s the future. Being able to predict the future would come in handy when it comes to running your business and your life.  Did you know you could turn to a futurist for answers? (Video)    



AngelList: A disruptor that is upending angel investing

November 28th, 2014 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Naval Ravikant at the AngelList office. Recently, Naval Ravikant, a wildly successful angel investor—Uber, Twitter, etc.—and serial entrepreneur met with a group of institutional money managers to pitch them his latest venture. He didn’t ask them to invest in it, but he asked them to invest through it. If enough of the money managers take him up […]



rHEALTH diagnoses hundreds of diseases using a single drop of blood

November 24th, 2014 at 2:39 pm » Comments Off

rHealth Device This month, the XPRIZE Foundation announced the winner of the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE. The global competition was aimed at accelerating the availability of hardware sensors and software sensing technology as a means to smarter digital health solutions. The winning device is called the Reusable Handheld Electrolyte and Lab Technology for Humans (rHEALTH) system. It can potentially […]



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?”    



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