February 25th, 2011
In the past I have written that as a futurist, it sometimes feels like I live in a state of déjà vu. I spend a lot of time researching and looking into the future to develop the forecasts and trends that I write and speak about. I experience them, see them, and have varying degrees of certainty when I publish or present them.
Since 2011 began, so many of the forecasts and trends I predicted over the last four years are coming true, I feel as if I’m in an almost constant state of déjà vu. Now, as I spend some …
January 2nd, 2011
01/01/11 is the second digital New Year’s Day in a row. A year ago it was 01/01/10, also zeros and ones, the two digits of the Information Age of computers. That column, called “The Transformation Decade” seemed to resonate immediately as it was widely sourced in the blogosphere and retweeted globally on Twitter. I created a presentation, “The Transformation Decade: 2010-2020” that was widely requested and delivered around the world this past year.
The definition of ‘transformation’ is ‘a change in nature, shape, character and form’. The Transformation Decade therefore will be the ten years when most of humanity …