February 12th, 2014
[This column was first published in the Shift Age Newsletter #27 ]
This is the third and final of columns that look at the forecasts I have made relative to things that might happen through 2013. As pointed out in the first two columns, the real purpose is to analyze why forecasts were correct and if not why not and what this might mean looking forward.
As stated in the first column:
“..most people, and certainly people who lead institutions and companies, are interested in what will happen six months to five years out as that is what is their primary …
December 7th, 2013
The fast and easy answer is yes. The privacy our parents and grandparents had is no longer. The privacy we still have in pockets of our lives will not be available to our children and grandchildren. The historical definition of privacy that has existed for centuries no longer exists.
In the last seven years I have written and spoken about privacy and whether we will have any in the future. In 2006, before the iPhone and all the hand held computing that has followed, I wrote a column titled “Technology Advances, Privacy Declines”. As I wrote in a recent …
October 9th, 2013
This column first appeared in the Shift Age Newsletter.
Regardless of what transpires in the geo-political landscape relative to the civil war in Syria, it may well be looked upon as a pivot point for citizens of the United States. This could be the beginning of a necessary and critical conversation about the future of the country in the Shift Age and, longer term, in the 21st century.
Twenty years ago the United States “won” the Cold War. Twelve years ago the country was attacked by Al Qaeda. This prompted the country to enter two wars in Islamic countries. It …
September 18th, 2013
Burning Man has become a meme. A fast moving, rapidly expanding, global meme.
That was my take away from being at Burning Man this year. It has moved beyond the San Francisco Bay area word of mouth organic growth of the 1990s and the 2000s and blown up into a phenomenon.
I first became aware of the Burning Man gathering about 10 years ago. I was struck by the unique and amazingly creative images I saw in the media. As a non-camper I was impressed that thousands of people would journey to a dusty Indian reservation in the northwest corner of Nevada …