Five Trillion Dollar Industries of the Future

What will be the first trillion dollar industry? There are a number of potential candidates and it’s likely that at least one of the following five industries will cross the threshold in the next couple of decades. The first trillion dollar industry will likely achieve the feat through the disruptive effect of ‘cutting out the… Read More »

Is Radical Life Extension Peter Thiel’s Big Secret?

In his best selling book ‘Zero to One’, a manual for budding entreprenuers hoping to build the next billion dollar startup, Peter Thiel instructs his readers to look for secrets. According to Thiel, secrets are important truths that society does not accept. An entrepreneur looking to change the world, or at least create or transform… Read More »

Ready Player One to Kickstart VR Headset Sales?

One of the biggest blockbusters of the year is set to be released next week (23rd March) – Ready Steady One – and it’s all bout virtual reality. It has all the ingredients to be a massive hit, directed by noneother than Steven Spielberg and based upon a very recent cult sci-fi book of the… Read More »

Technology Prediction Articles for 2018

At the end of each year, a raft of technology and science sites pick up their crystal balls and make some predictions for the coming 12 months. They’re always fun to read, whether or not they end up being proven right or whether they miss whatever does turn out to be the next big thing.… Read More »

SingularityHub looks at Emerging Technologies

SingularityHub is a website that explores future trends and technology breakthroughs, with an underlying nod to the idea of ‘the Singularity’ – the view that technological progress is exponential and heading to a moment that will radically transform society and even what it is to be human. In an interesting article it covers an interview… Read More »

The Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2017

A useful infogram detailing the current state of a huge number of emerging technologies in what has ben called the ‘hype cycle’ : The graphic comes from market research firm Gartner, who coined the term ‘hype cycle’, or at least gave it some detailed analysis, by breaking it down into five component parts. Being able… Read More »

Advice on Becoming a Futurist from Ross Dawson

I wrote in an earlier post that becoming a professional futurist was one of the most basic and most obvious ways to become wealthy through ‘investing in the future’.  Of course, being a professional futurist can entail advising other individuals and companies how to invest in tech stocks etc. So how do you reach a… Read More »