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The "Rising Billions" Will Alter the Global Economy in the Next Decade

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April 6, 2015 - I'm currently reading Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler's book, Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact

Ever Notice How the Internet Can Shape the Messages You See and Read?

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March 30, 2015 - When I post something new on 21st Century Tech blog the advertisements that appear above and beside the content reflect it. Why? Because tagged words and descriptors are picked up by Google and matched to paid advertisers' content. You as my reader may then choose to click on one of those advertisements.

A Wave of Wearables

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While techies are trying to find valuable uses for the new Apple watch, our work at suggests this could be the start of big-time wearable computing.

Quantum Computing - Are We There Yet?

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March 6, 2015 - When my parents would take my brothers and I for a car trip during our annual family vacation the common cry was "are we there yet?" Well it seems for those of us who have been waiting for the quantum computing revolution t

Personal Space, Anonymity and Security in the 21st Century

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December 26, 2014 - A recent Pew Research poll, the results released in November, paint a disturbing picture about American concerns regarding the full implications of "big data." If unfamiliar with the term "big data" it refers to collections of data sets that can be mined and analyzed for patterns and trends providing insight into human behavior.

In the Absence of Governments Agreeing to Carbon Reductions What Can the Rest of Us Do?

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November 24, 2014 - I ask the above question in light of a headline that appeared in the Sunday edition of the Toronto Sun, "Girl, 11, nabbed in B.C. Kinder Morgan pipeline protest."

New York To Reveal Something New - The 21st Century Payphone

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November 18, 2014 - Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a news clipping from The Washington Post. But before I talk about the content of what he forwarded I want to take you down memory lane for a minute. What was the world like before the appearance of the cellphone?

What is the Greatest Threat to Humanity in the Next Few Decades?

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Over breakfast this morning I got into a debate with a friend about threats to humanity in the near future. I argued that anthropomorphic influence on the environment and climate represented the greatest threat in the 21st century.

It is More Clear to Me Each Day - National Governments Don't Understand Our Future

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The world is undergoing a paradigm shift, not just because of environmental stress but because of a revolution that is altering discourse and decision making across the planet. I state this because of what came across the breakfast table this morning as I sat down with my newspaper.

IT’s Next Challenge: “Bring Your Own App”

Workers are increasingly using not just their own devices, but also their own favorite applications. This increased self-sufficiency comes as a surprise to IT managers, who grossly underestimate the practice, according to a recent survey by LogMeIn Inc. and Edge Strategies.

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