20 Metatrends for the Roaring 20s
In the decade ahead, waves of exponential technological advancements are stacking atop one another, eclipsing decades of breakthroughs in scale and impact.
AI & Shopping - A New Retail Era
AI and broadband are eating retail for breakfast. In the first half of 2019, we’ve seen 19 retailer bankruptcies. And the retail apocalypse is only accelerating.
Pursuing Moonshots: Martine Rothblatt’s Story
You just learned your daughter’s disease gives her less than 5 years to live. How do you react? Would you strive to make her last years the most fulfilling? Or would you search every medical journal, contact every scientist, and find her a cure?
transforming sick care into healthcare - part 1
The U.S. healthcare industry is in for a major disruption in the decade ahead.
Revolutionizing Disaster Relief: A Tale of Convergence
Between 2005 and 2014, natural disasters have claimed the lives of over 700,000 people and resulted in total damage of more than US$1.4 trillion.
Forging a >50% renewable electric economy by 2030
By 2030, more than 50 percent of the U.S. economy will run on electricity derived from renewables. What are the implications as we shift the U.S. and global energy economies away from fossil fuels?
In ten years, you will not own a car....
The era of the internal combustion engine (ICE) car is ending. We may have reached “peak ICE” production this past year.
Tokenizing the World with Blockchain
In almost every industry you can think of, blockchain is poised to cut out middlemen, dramatically improve transparency, and multiply the efficiency of countless transactions worldwide.
Private Lunar Lander – Reflections on SpaceIL Mission
In September 2007, I was joined on stage by Larry Page, Buzz Aldrin, and the deputy administrator of NASA to announce a $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE. The challenge we set was for a private team to build and launch a vehicle that could fly and land on the Moon, send back photos and videos, rove half a kilometer, and send back more photos and videos. Here is a throwback video to the[…]