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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:

post-COVID healthcare!

How will health change after COVID-19?

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.?

when will the lockdown end?

When will our stay-at-home lockdown end?

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?

20,000 folks predict COVID-19 Vaccine date

When will the FDA approve the first 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.

Good News About the COVID-19 Pandemic

How about some good news for a change?

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.

Restoring Biodiversity

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.

Clean Water Abundance

Today, 900 million people lack access to clean drinking water.

The Future of Technological (Un)Employment

Headline after headline tells us technological unemployment is on its way.

7 Business Models of the Next Decade

Some of the most potent innovation taking place today does not involve breakthrough technologies…. but rather the creation of fundamentally new business models.

Future of Money - AI Investors, Death of Cash & the Crowd…

Every day, roughly 60% of all market trades are made by computer.

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.

Who Not How: Software Edition

In 2020, how do you 10X your business? How do you go from a linear ‘old-school’ company to an ‘Exponential Organization’? Today, there is a clear strategy…

The Future of Money - Part 2

Over three quarters of Americans used a mobile device the last time they checked their bank account balance, and mobile banking is skyrocketing across the globe.

The Future of Money - Part 1

The way we store our money today makes zero sense.

Entrepreneurs-in-the-Making: Are You Ready to Take the Leap?

As an entrepreneur, there’s a lot on the line.

revolutionizing drug discovery and delivery

If you had to guess how long it takes for a drug to go from an idea to your pharmacy, what would you guess? 3 years? 5 years? How about the cost? $30 million? $100 million?

The CRISPR Revolution & Hyper-Personalized Medicine

Two revolutionary tools are overhauling healthcare as we know it today: genome sequencing and CRISPR engineering.

3D Printing & the Future of Retail

Forget costly prototypes, traditional textile manufacturing, product recalls, and the like…. 3D printing is about to turn the entire retail industry on its head.

Rise of the Retail Robots & Last-Mile Delivery

The robots are coming! The robots are coming! On our sidewalks, in our skies, in our every store… Over the next decade, robots will enter the mainstream of retail.

Future-Proofing Your Business

Entrepreneurs will create more wealth in the next decade, than we have in the entire past century. We’ll also experience the reinvention of every industry. Understanding how to navigate accelerating technological change is essential for every leader.

Smart Stores & the 2030 Marketplace

How do you buy your stuff? Do you get in your car, or type with your fingers?

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.

Hyperloop, Rocket Travel, and Avatars

What’s faster than autonomous vehicles and flying cars? 

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.

How will AR change your industry?

Augmented Reality (AR) has already exceeded over 2,000 AR apps on over 1.4 billion active iOS devices. Even if on a rudimentary level, the technology is now permeating the consumer products space.

3D printing everything!

This blog is an excerpt from my next book The Future is Faster Than You Think, co-authored with Steven Kotler, to be released January 28th, 2020.

How AR, AI, Sensors & Blockchain are Converging Into Web 3.0

How each of us sees the world is about to change dramatically…

Augmented Reality Part 2 - Apps & Hardware

Today, adults in the U.S. spend over nine hours a day looking at screens. That counts for more than a third of our livelihoods. Yet even though they serve as a portal to 90 percent of our media consumption, screens continue to define and constrain how and where we consume content, and they may very soon become obsolete. Riding new advancements in hardware and connectivity, augmented reality (AR)[…]

The Augmented World of 2030 - Part 1

Augmented Reality is about to add a digital intelligence layer to our every surrounding, transforming retail, manufacturing, education, tourism, real estate, and almost every major industry that holds up our economy today.

Direct Air Capture & the Carbon Revolution

Imagine making fuel, plastics, and concrete out of “thin air." That’s the promise of Direct Air Capture (DAC), a technology that fundamentally disrupts our contemporary oil economy.

(Sun)Bathed in Solar Energy Abundance

Every five days, the Sun provides the Earth with as much energy as all proven supplies of oil, coal and natural gas.

Merging Mind with Machine

In the coming decade, we may soon begin connecting our brains to an AI.

Energy Abundance: The Future of Nuclear

Yes, I want nuclear energy *in my back yard*!

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.

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.

Countdown to the Singularity

I asked the smartest people I know for their tech predictions for the next 20 years (2018 – 2038). What are the breakthroughs we can expect on our countdown to the Singularity?

The Future of Cities

If you could build a city from the ground up using first principles, how would you do it? What would it look like? 

3 Dangerous Ideas

Recently I interviewed my friend Ray Kurzweil at the Googleplex for a 90-minute (live) webinar on disruptive and dangerous ideas, a prelude to my fireside chat with Ray at Abundance 360 this January.

86% Accuracy Rate In Tech Predictions

Ray Kurzweil has a documented 86% accuracy rate in his technological predictions.

China... Next Tech Superpower

My recent trip to Beijing and Shanghai has me convinced me China is the next technological superpower.

Inflection Point – When It All Explodes

The earliest Internet was built by the military, designed to help scientists around the nation gain access to those rare room-sized computers located at MIT, Stanford and a few key institutions. Use of the early ARPAnet was slow, cumbersome and awkward – that is, until Marc Andreessen created Mosaic, the first widely accessible Internet browser. When Mosaic launched in 1993, there were only 26[…]

Lesson From Kodak – The Price of Linear Thinking

Our brains are literally hardwired to think locally and linearly. As such, it’s nearly impossible for us to fathom the implications of exponential change. Exponential technologies are a tsunami of change... and you can either surf on top of them or be crushed by them. Kodak was crushed.

Designer Babies?

In my last blog, we looked at how exponential tech impacts sex and dating.

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