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The Big Trends in 3-D Printing

January 10th, 2015 at 8:15 am » Comments Off

It’s been a fast-paced year for 3D printing, with more capital, more companies, and more big ideas than ever. Behind the scenes, we’ve witnessed no fewer than 50 new ventures raising money in the 3D printing sector. That doesn’t include more than 40 crowdfunding projects on Kickstarter alone.



The Shrinking Income of Young Americans

January 8th, 2015 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

American families are grappling with stagnant wage growth, as the costs of health care, education, and housing continue to climb. But for many of America’s younger workers, “stagnant” wages shouldn’t sound so bad. In fact, they might sound like a massive raise.



Technological Automation of Jobs Debate

January 3rd, 2015 at 5:12 pm » Comments Off

The topic of job displacement has, throughout US history, ignited frustration over technological advances and their tendency to make traditional jobs obsolete; artisans protested textile mills in the early 19th century, for example. In recent years, start-ups and the high-tech industry have become the focus of this discussion. A recent Pew Research Center study found […]



Idea Jam and The Future of Jobs with Futurist, Thomas Frey

January 2nd, 2015 at 12:46 pm » Comments Off

On November 7, 2014, I attended the “Idea Jam – Innovating for the Future” session put on by the Pacific Center for Workforce Innovation in San Diego. The purpose of the session was to identify the major challenges to the San Diego workforce in the coming years and to generate audience participation in visioning exercises […]



The Rise of Technological Unemployment

December 23rd, 2014 at 8:54 am » Comments Off

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people’s rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that The Los Angeles Times published. Although fears that technology will displace jobs are at least […]



FAA Drags Feet on Drone Rulings

December 16th, 2014 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Many new drones are now making their debut – Image by media.salon.com In August, the Federal Aviation Administration missed a key deadline for developing rules for small commercial drones. That failure has infuriated businesses that want to test and use drones for delivering goods, monitoring crops and doing other awesome things. Some have even threatened […]



Aviation Futurist George Bye to Speak at DaVinci Institute June 10

May 29th, 2014 at 10:32 am » Comments Off

George E. Bye, CEO and Founder of Bye Aerospace, Inc., will speak on the endurance capabilities and benefits of solar-electric powered aircraft as part of DaVinci Institute’s Speaker Series on Tuesday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the DaVinci offices in Louisville, Colo.    



Exploring the Future of Jobs and Education

January 2nd, 2014 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

On November 7, 2014, I attended the “Idea Jam – Innovating for the Future” session put on by the Pacific Center for Workforce Innovation in San Diego. The purpose of the session was to identify the major challenges to the San Diego workforce in the coming years and to generate audience participation in visioning exercises […]



Future Energy launches 2013 ARPA-E Innovation Summit

January 25th, 2013 at 10:14 am » Comments Off

Gravaton Energy Future Energy is a series of events that connects entrepreneurs, researchers, and private investors in the energy and clean-tech industries to develop and commercialize radical solutions to the world’s energy challenges.They are launching their first 2013 pitch event at this year’s ARPA-E Summit in Washington, D.C. on February 25. Eight companies will present their energy related […]



DaVinci Institute Online Silent Auction

December 16th, 2011 at 4:44 pm » Comments (0)

As part of the holiday party at DaVinci Institute we will be having a Live and Online – Silent Auction Fundraiser, both for DaVinci Institute and the Museum of Future Inventions. With over 40 items listed and new items being added daily, this is a great way to get unique holiday gifts for that difficult-to-buy-for […]



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