America’s New Technology Boomtowns

After 45 years of OPEC dominating global energy markets, the United States is firmly back in the driver’s seat. ...

published on: Mar 15, 2018

The Coming Leap in AI-based Drug Disc...

The average completely new drug costs over $2.5 billion and requires 12 years to bring to market.  But that’s all...

published on: Feb 15, 2018

The Era of Quantum Computing Micropro...

Until recently quantum computers have been a lot like nuclear fusion power plants: “always 25 years away and...

published on: Feb 15, 2018

Machine Learning Impacts the 21st Cen...

Most experts argue that machine-learning will seriously impact jobs, productivity, and our quality of life over the...

published on: Feb 15, 2018

The Myth of America’s “Unprecedented Technolo...

published on: Jan 15, 2018

In recent years, it has become an “article of faith” that workers in advanced industrial nations are experiencing unprecedented levels of...

AI and Robotics Join Forces to Revolutionize ...

published on: Nov 15, 2017

Health care is one sector of the economy where the second wave of the Fifth Techno-Economic revolution will make an especially deep impact on the...

AI Transforms the Way We Do Science

published on: Oct 15, 2017

Better than most fields of endeavor, scientific research is lever- aging smart machines to empower smart people. What are the biggest opportunities?...

The Internet of Things  Reaches Critical Mass...

published on: Oct 15, 2017

The Internet of Things is growing at an explosive rate. By 2025, McKinsey estimates that the global economic impact will be around $8 trillion a...

Trust-Busting in the Internet Age

published on: Sep 15, 2017

Standard Oil, AT&T, and IBM were all cut-down-to-size by Federal trust-busters.  Does the same fate await Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple? ...

The New ISPs In the Sky

published on: Aug 15, 2017

Today billions of people live and work beyond the reach of affordable broadband.  The costs of fiber-based or terrestrial radio solutions are...

The Autonomous Car Industry Emerges

published on: Aug 15, 2017

A decade ago, the idea of highways filled with self-driving cars was science fiction; today roughly a dozen companies have test vehicles on the...

The Future of AI Is Neuromorphic

published on: Jul 30, 2017

As explained in our January issue, a quantum leap in productivity due to artificial intelligence will lift our quality of life in powerful and...

The New World of AI-Enabled Work

published on: May 22, 2017

In our January 2017 issue, the Trends editors explained that artificial intelligence is likely to rocket real U.S. GDP growth to 4.6 percent annually...

Profiting from Instagram Influencers

published on: Apr 15, 2017

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

Virtual Reality Inches Closer to Commercial R...

published on: Feb 25, 2017

According to Silicon Valley pundits, virtual and augmented reality are on the verge of commercial takeoff.  But, what’s the real short- and...

Harnessing AI-Driven Growth

published on: Jan 16, 2017

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

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...

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