Getting Infrastructure Investment Rig...

Donald Trump has proposed to invest an average of $100 billion per year on infrastructure upgrades over the next ten...

published on: Jan 16, 2017

Urban Mobility Takes Off

Just as the Digital Revolution promises to transform urban ground transportation, it is opening up the possibility of...

published on: Nov 14, 2015

The Future of Banking

Banking is being radically transformed by the Digital Revolution. What can we expect? Who are the likely winners and...

published on: Oct 19, 2015

The Great Chinese Tech Stock Bubble

Chinese Internet stocks are trading at staggering P/E ratios that surpass the "irrational exuberance" of the U.S....

published on: Jun 23, 2015

Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the Human En...

published on: Jun 23, 2015

Once only a science fiction possibility, self-driving automobiles will soon be an everyday reality. Like the explosive mass introduction of the...

The Future of Money Management

published on: Apr 11, 2015

Money continues to pour into alternative investments, which more than doubled in size from 2005 to 2014. These investments' global assets under...

The Small Business Lending Crisis

published on: Sep 15, 2014

Small businesses, especially new ones, are the primary source of new jobs and innovations in the American economy. For that reason, economic growth...

Understanding "The Greatest Retirement Crisis...

published on: Aug 10, 2014

A recent study from The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College estimates that more than half of working-age households are at risk of...

Resolving the Capitalist's Dilemma

published on: Aug 10, 2014

The Deployment Phase of the Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution awaits decisive action on the part of value-creators. Fred Rogers and Richard Lalich...

Work, Smarts, and Wealth

published on: Aug 10, 2014

One of the biggest problems with the arguments regarding the inequality of rewards is the failure to acknowledge the role played by both intelligence...

Systematic Investors Reap Extraordinary Retur...

published on: Feb 24, 2014

Ironically, most competent executives, business visionaries, newsletter publishers, and fund managers generate investment results that are mediocre...

Where Is Additive Manufacturing Headed?

published on: Dec 14, 2013

When the Trends editors first started talking about additive manufacturing a few years ago, it was both exotic and unusual.  There was a lot of buzz...

Autonomous Vehicles: Human Nature Meets AI

published on: Dec 14, 2013

Of all the areas in which service robots could make an impact on our lives, the biggest has to be transportation.  If we could suddenly transition...

Moving Beyond Stagnation

published on: Oct 8, 2013

Despite the 177 percent rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average from March 2009 through September 2013, the underlying economy has grown at a...

The Evolving Future of Television

published on: Sep 11, 2013

In the second half of the 20th century, television was not just the most important vehicle for entertainment and news, but also the homogenizing glue...

Pre-Selling the Future

published on: Jul 16, 2013

As highlighted in the prior issues of Trends, crowdfunding and cocreation involve investors and consumers in the funding and development of new...

Synthetic Biology Moves into the Real World

published on: Jul 16, 2013

Synthetic biology is at the very cutting edge of the Digital Revolution and may even form the foundation for the next Techno-Economic Revolution. As...

Extraordinary Popular Delusions 2012

published on: Aug 2, 2012

It’s been 171 years since Charles Mackay published his classic work, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. The recent housing...

Commercial Space Flight Goes Mainstream

published on: Jul 1, 2012

Private industry has finally begun delivering launch vehicles and orbital spacecraft to fill the void left by government programs. What are the...

Defining American Capitalism

published on: Jul 1, 2012

The United States is not facing the same level of impending demographic crisis as Europe or China. However, it is facing an unavoidable decision...

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