Category Archives: Predictions

Future Predictions for 2050 (or before, but who can say?)




Here’s a list of some of the entries I removed from my final Mega trends & Technologies map for a variety of reasons. Gyroscopic inertial thrust engines (reactionless drive) Electrification of Africa Rise of Christianity in East Asia Cascades of … Continue reading






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Map of Global Mega Trends




Here you go then. Use this link to get to a high resolution version. A3, A1 and rather wonderful AO sized copies on paper are available upon request (no charge except for print, post and a cardbaord tube). See you … Continue reading






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Map




So here is a little background and commentary to my 2017 Mega Trends & Technologies map. This map began as an idea way back in 2015, but it wasn’t until early 2016 that I started to draw various outlines of … Continue reading






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Coming next week….




Still a few errors to remove. The mood modelling idea came from my book Digital Vs. Human… Mood recognition machines are especially interesting in this context. On a prosaic level, an ability to read an individual’s mood could be used … Continue reading






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The Future of High Performance Computing




Just FYI, anyone that’s interested in HPC, super-computing, advanced modelling & simulation, problems, prediction, cyber-security and any associated field might be interested in this. It’s on Thursday 23 February in London. Event link here. Beginning of a new Current & … Continue reading






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Russia’s useful idiot




Just too good not to mention this. So today the child King was crowned. It’s possible that he will turn out to be far better than anyone expects. But I doubt it. Self-interest, conflicts of interest, cronyism and plain stupidity … Continue reading






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All in the mind




There’s been quite a bit in the news recently (in the UK at least) about mental health. Lots of discussion about possible treatments and solutions but next to nothing asking the question “why?” In my book, Digital Vs. Human, I … Continue reading






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2017 Trends




I’ve been thinking a little more about my list of trends for 2017 and beyond and here’s a little update including a prediction or two. Continuance of volatility, confusion, ambiguity and uncertainty Growth of dystopian sci-fi to counter (or at … Continue reading






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Well this is embarrassing…




Did that really just happen? If someone had put this into a scenario 5 years ago it would have be thrown out as crazy.






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Rage Rooms (a weak signal)




A while ago, in my book Future Vision, I wrote about people destroying technology for fun (extract above). This wasn’t an existing trend, but one I could see coming. Well it’s come true. In the USA, Canada, Russia and Italy … Continue reading






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