January 14, 2015 - Energy companies, that is those that feed power to homes, institutions and businesses, are preparing for a very different future as more consumers opts to put solar panels on roofs. What does this mean for the electricity grid?
January 12, 2015 - "Science fiction writers construct an imaginary future; historians attempt to reconstruct the past.
“I think the odds are no better than fifty-fifty that our present civilisation on Earth will survive to the end of the present century.”
Sir Martin Rees, Our Final Hour (2003)
To many, the future is just one big question mark: ?. They ask questions like: What is the future? Where is it? How can we know about it in advance? Isn’t life just random?
The military have long used “red teams” to test their battle strategies and defenses. Corporations have used this technique more recently to test IT infrastructure against cyber-attacks. But what if you created a team to figure out ways to put the entire company out of business? Would your leadership appreciate your ideas and move quickly to counter these potential threats, or would they toss the report, bury their heads, and maintain the status quo?
December 2, 2014 - I bought a Roomba for my upcoming birthday.
A guy buying a robot vacuum cleaner? Yep!
The futurological in my sense of the term is an ideological formation; it is essentially a marketing discourse amplifying the profits and authority of incumbent elites by mobilizing seductive and reassuring techno-transcendental wish-fulfillment fantasies in the form of unaccountable, apparently p
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Will society regain a fast-growth economy where everyone prospers? Not when every tech company must own the digital future because tech markets are winner-take-all, with control by a few winners. Consider what’s missing: A unifying vision for a successful Digital Earth with independent new technology and hope. Then the future can become new ways for you to reach your best possible future, in the ways you choose.
November 7, 2014 - A week ago I posted a blog, It’s Official for the Umpteenth Time – We Got Climate Change! In it I presented observable historic data on the state of the Earth's present climate looking ba
Could we develop a world culture without limits, with an expanding number of ways to reach the many kinds of greatness in all of us? If a Digital Earth delivers the world's best to everyone, being connected will mean being at the top of the world in the ways we each choose. For everyone, all the time, for everything they want and decide.