Category Archives: My book

Extinction timeline 1900-2050…coming soon

Some time ago I created an innovation timeline for the period 1900-2050, which seemed to get a pretty good reaction in the blogosphre. Anyway, I was having lunch a few weeks ago with Ross, Sally and Jessica from Future Exploration … Continue reading

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My book…continued

Sorry, it’s been getting a bit busy with the book launch coming up. Here’s another sneaky peek. The average US movie now costs close to US $100 million to make and the window of opportunity for marketing and distribution is … Continue reading

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My Book (Stress)

Typical. You wait ages for your book to come out and then a few weeks beforehand someone in the same country brings out a seemingly identical book with a similar title. So my bedtime reading is now Future Perfect: What … Continue reading

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My Book (Future Files: A History of the Next 50 Years)

My book isn’t out until 3 Sept but I got my first review today. Not bad at all.Here’s another small extract – this time one of the many ‘Postcards from the Future’. 14 November 2030 Dear Ollie, This will knock … Continue reading

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More Predictions…

I just got an email from someone we’ll call Emma, who is too shy to leave a blog post. Anyway, she wanted some more predictions. OK, Emma, here you go… There will be a global biometric ID card by 2028. … Continue reading

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My Book (Predictions)

“This book contains various forecasts and scenarios but its aim is not to predict the future. Anyone that says they can do this is either a liar or a fool.” This is the first line of the preface of my … Continue reading

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The Book (food for thought)

Does this mean that the Internet fridge will finally take off? Probably not because there is no real customer need and the computer usually gets old and out-of-date before the fridge, but some way of alerting people to what food … Continue reading

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The Book…

The date is the 14 April 2047. It’s 2am at a garage in downtown Los Angeles and I’m with a small group of eight men ranging in age from seventeen to seventy-five and we are all looking in awe at … Continue reading

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Book ‘snacklets’…

There’s another problem with older people too. As I’ve said already, developed nations have ageing populations and older people tend to be conservative and less productive. In contrast, developing nations, particularly those in Asia, have a vast surplus of younger … Continue reading

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A bit of book blog

Something from the media chapter… We are all becoming digital nomads. We read, listen and watch what we want when we want. We no longer have the time (during the working week at least) to read newspapers and readers are … Continue reading

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