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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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