As a professional futurist and forecaster, I prefer to read the newspaper from back to front because I often find the most interesting items are buried on the back pages. To this end, this past week I stumbled upon this Wall Street Journal article explaining that Foxconn–the massive Chinese manufacturing company that employs thousands of [...]
As a professional futurist and business forecaster one of my main responsibilities is to prepare people and organizations for the future. To do this, I try to heighten their awareness. There are a number of ways to accomplish this goal but the best and most powerful method is to simply be on the alert for [...]
This might seem like a trivial thing but I’d like to suggest otherwise: Researchers in Japan have developed a robot that beats a person in the game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” 100 percent of the time. 100 percent! The robot does this by using technology to recognize its competitors gesture a single millisecond after the [...]
An amazing three-minute video of a blind man using Google’s self-driving robotic car: With tens of millions of Baby-Boomers approaching their senior years, there is little doubt in my mind that self-driving cars will become big business by decade’s end.
Children’s Hospital in Boston is now experimenting with robots and allowing some patients to take the devices home with them to help with post-operative care and consultation. (It’s a wonderful example of my I listed robotics as Trend #2 in my annual list of Top Ten Trends in Healthcare for 2012.) For a better understanding [...]