Ending Aging.... the Other Pandemic
As the world faces COVID-19, there is a second pandemic killing everyone… it’s called aging. And for the first time ever, scientists and entrepreneurs think there’s a way to slow aging in its tracks, and perhaps even reverse it. In this blog, we’ll do a quick review of the cutting-edge tech that gives me tremendous hope that we can add a healthy 20 or 30 years onto our healthspan, ultimately[…]
Materials Science: the Unsung Hero
Few recognize the vast implications of materials science. To build today’s smartphone in the 1980s, it would cost about $110 million, require nearly 200 kilowatts of energy, and the device would be 14 meters tall, according to Applied Materials CTO Omkaram Nalamasu. That's the power of materials advances. Materials science has democratized smartphones, bringing the technology to the pockets of[…]
4 Industries Impacted & What’s Next?
Exponential tech has been disrupting traditional industries at an ever-increasing pace.
where will you get your news in 2026?
Six days ago, I asked our community to predict where you’ll get your news in 2026. Will it be….
Trust Your News Source?
In the past, I’ve jokingly called CNN the “Crisis News Network”… or the “Constantly Negative News” network. (Sorry, I don’t have anything cute for FOX.)
Who Will Lead “In-Home Healthcare” by 2026?
Six days ago, I asked our community to predict which entity would lead in-home healthcare in 6 years:
predicting lockdown lifts - when will the U.S. be "open for business?"
When will the last shelter-at-home lockdown be lifted in the U.S.?
400+ financial experts predict when the stock market will hit bottom
On what date will the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit its lowest point (between now & July 30, 2020)?
Why I’m Hopeful & 3 Things to Do Right Now
This blog outlines the reasons I’m hopeful, even optimistic, as well as 3 things entrepreneurs should be focused on *right now.*
Prediction: a Vaccine before Christmas
What is the earliest date by which the FDA will approve the first COVID-19 Vaccine?
Augmenting Your Immunity: Fighting COVID-19
Probably the most important precaution (and treatment) each of us must take is to augment the strength of our immune systems, equipping our body’s natural ability to mount an immune response to the novel Coronavirus.
Learning from China: 7 Hi-Tech Strategies for Pandemic Containment
We’re now entering a critical week in the global pandemic, and the speed of our response is vital.
Exponential Implications: Coronavirus
This blog is a look at the exponential growth curves and implications of COVID-19.
The combination of climate change, deforestation, pollution, overfishing, and more, have produced a biodiversity crisis. On a bad day, 200 species go extinct. If we project current rates, by century’s end, 50% of all large mammals and marine life will disappear.
Fear vs. Reality - Coronavirus
Over the past week, our amygdalas (the fear centers of our brain) have been in overdrive.
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[…]