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is a glimpse at Earth’s future through the lens of current human concepts such as ages, work, structures, communications, connectivity, health, education, media, travel, place, family, commerce, race, religion and consciousness.

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How Pigeons are Keeping Track of London’s Air Pollution

A simple and elegant way to monitor a city’s air pollution levels. Strap pollution measuring devices on to pigeons that can then automatically live Tweet pollution levels. This is something every city with pigeons should do. It will quickly create a new cliché: “Trust pigeons, not politicians!”


Smart Tires

Everything is becoming smart. This concept design from Goodyear is a spectacular vision of what the future of smart tires might be. Smart tires? Well 20 years ago we never thought of phones as smart. Five years ago we couldn’t buy smart appliances. We now have smart cars but with “dumb” tires. Hopefully not in […]


Brain Wave Computer Interface

Since 2008 I have been forecasting that the next human/computer interface after touch and voice would be brainwave/computer. This is now becoming a reality. Of course it starts with gaming and a lot of connected electrodes. This will continue to get refined and simplified technologically. Then it will become consumer available. Then, at sometime in […]


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Atlas, not Arnold

We are at the tipping point with robots. This level of adaptive performance was not even possible a year ago. Robots will increasingly free humans from repetitive work and increasingly will feel like companions. Amazing stuff!  


Drive Green for Life

This is an ad from Ford and the Sierra Club. The point is that it doesn’t take a grade school education to understand what we will all be doing within the next few years. The beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era has begun. So simple!


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Enhanced Training Through Neurostimulation

The melding of neuroscience and technology continues to be one of the greatest present and future developments today and into the future. This video is a simple, straightforward example of what lies ahead. Just reflect on both how widespread and significant this will become as we learn ever more in this area. Stuff of science […]


Making Robots Biodegradable – Just like Humans

Robotics is a field approaching a tipping point, when they can be integrated into society and the workplace.  We think of robots as being all metal, plastic and full of electronics.  Now, researchers are working on making robots biodegradable – just like humans.


Teaching Computers to See

A geeky look into deep learning as it is being applied to autonomous vehicles.  Autonomous is the new name for driverless.  So this video provides a look at the developing learning technology for computers as we move to our driverless future.  At least 30% of all vehicles in the U.S.  By 2030 will be autonomous. […]


The Ecocapsule

A wonderful vision for the future of a growing segment of housing.  This is part of the small house movement, the embodiment of a  fully sustainable home and one that is portable.  A perfect vision for nomads, environmentalists and the need to completely change thinking on living spaces for the 21st century.  A great vision!


Lessening the Carbon Footprint for Paper Recycling

Though this is a clear corporate ad, it does highlight one of the important new ways to deal with environmental issues and climate change, which is to localize many aspects of resources.  In this model the high carbon footprint of centralized, industrialized thinking has been localized.  Fewer trees cut down and less CO2 in the […]


Transformative Merging of Bionics and Humans

I have written and spoken about the fact that one of the major contexts of the Shift Age is the merging of biology and technology.  This man, his vision and the manifestation of that vision is simply remarkable.  As he says, by the end of the century there will be no disabilities.  Bravo!


Home Bio Gas

This start up is one of the many new inventive products coming to market that will allow people to address global warming by moving toward a future of diminishing use of fossil fuels. Humans are the only species that creates waste. Now we have a way to use our waste.