The New World of AI-Enabled Work

In our January 2017 issue, the Trends editors explained that artificial intelligence is likely to rocket real U.S. GDP...

published on: May 22, 2017

Profiting from Instagram Influencers

In an era of declining ROI from traditional advertising budgets, marketers face mounting pressure to invest in social...

published on: Apr 15, 2017

Virtual Reality Inches Closer to Comm...

According to Silicon Valley pundits, virtual and augmented reality are on the verge of commercial takeoff.  But,...

published on: Feb 25, 2017

Harnessing AI-Driven Growth

As explained in Ride the Wave, artificial intelligence represents the critical catalyst that leverages twenty-first...

published on: Jan 16, 2017

Smart Buildings Will Transform Our Lives

published on: Dec 15, 2016

The convergence of the “Construction Revolution” and the Internet of Things sets the stage for the emergence of buildings that serve and protect...

The Brave New World of Human Enhancement

published on: Nov 15, 2016

In our book Ride the Wave, we explained how the 12 technologies of the Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution would transform careers, homes, cities, and...

The Coming Revolution in Construction

published on: Oct 15, 2016

Whether we’re talking about homes, factories, highways, airports, or commercial buildings, almost every human activity requires construction of...

Rebooting the IT Revolution

published on: Oct 15, 2016

Despite the intermittent surge of Japanese, South Korean, and Taiwanese capabilities, U.S. Dominance has been largely unchallenged throughout the...

Robots at War

published on: Sep 15, 2016

Ever since World War II, defense spending has provided an extraordinary boost to technologies like advanced materials, aerospace, and information...

Managing the Internet of (Hackable) Things

published on: Sep 15, 2016

Ever since the days of mainframe dominance, cyber security has been a challenge to those responsible for our national, corporate, and personal...

Additive Manufacturing’s Path from Gimmick to...

published on: Aug 1, 2016

Like almost every revolutionary technology, additive manufacturing is taking longer and creating less of an immediate impact than its proponents...

The New Green Revolution

published on: Jul 15, 2016

By far the biggest medium-term opportunity for AI, ubiquitous computing, and robotics to transform our lives and economy is the driverless...

The Biggest Obstacles to Our Driverless Futur...

published on: Jul 15, 2016

We’ve spent over a decade debating the bureaucratic dimensions of healthcare with little to show for it.  Meanwhile, artificial intelligence and...

AI Transforms Healthcare

published on: Jul 15, 2016

Artificial intelligence powered by “the cloud” and enabled by mobile technology and robotics will transform the economy in the coming decade. ...

Open Source Artificial Intelligence

published on: Jul 15, 2016

Since 1998, stem cell therapies have captured the imagination of scientists and consumers worldwide.  Where does the technology stand?  What are...

The Next Era of Spectacular Start-Ups

published on: Jul 15, 2016

Even as the broader economy has barely moved, a small set of startups relying on online marketplace business models has realized unprecedented...

Implications of Real-Time Businesses and the ...

published on: Jul 15, 2016

The world economy revolves around people having jobs and supporting their families.  However, given the current pace of change, employees at all...

Data Science Becomes the Preferred Career Pat...

published on: Jun 15, 2016

As the Internet of Things and the Cloud combine to drive an unstoppable flood of data, enormous opportunities lie in harnessing it to drive useful...

Virtual Reality Is Finally Here. Now What?

published on: May 30, 2016

The Trends editors were involved with virtual reality technology at its conception in the late 1980s. Finally, after nearly thirty years, VR seems...

Competing Via the Digital Supply Chain

published on: Apr 11, 2016

In recent decades, companies have looked to technology, lean manufacturing, and global production to increase efficiency and reduce costs. But these...

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