Monthly Archives: October 2008

Future Inventions

Invention Probability by 2050* Invisibility cloaks 85% Emotionally aware machines 100% Robotic soldiers 100% Vertical city farms 90% Fully sensory internet 100% Childcare robots 90% Robotic surgery 100% 3D printers 100% Oceanic thermal converter 60% Programmable matter 80% Injections to … Continue reading

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The Colour of Money

Was it just me or was anyone else suffering from pink ribbon fatigue this week? Before you start sending me hate emails let me explain. First of all my mother suffered from breast cancer so I do know a little … Continue reading

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Media Trends and Timelines

Had a coffee with fellow futurist Ross Dawson this morning. Decided it was time to create another timeline so we’ve settled on a media innovations timeline from 1600AD to 2030. Interesting thing was that a few thousand years took just … Continue reading

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2009 Trends

Things are looking crunchy. How bad things are nobody really knows yet, but it does look as though several parts of the world are either in, or are entering, recession (a recession is when someone you know loses their job. … Continue reading

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Quote of the month

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that … Continue reading

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Future Files (US/UK edition)

I can’t resist sticking this up. It’s from Publishers’ Weekly in the US. They have got my book ‘Future Files’ as their Pick of the month for October. God bless America. ” Cheaper than a crystal ball and twice as … Continue reading

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Black (insert day of week as appropriate)

What a week. It’s always dangerous to make short-term predictions but occasionally you need to stick your neck out. People are worried about their jobs. People are worried about their homes and people are worried about their savings. The toxic … Continue reading

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