Closing the Technological Iron Curtain

China has used U.S. capital and intellectual property to transform itself into the 21st Century’s most serious...

published on: Aug 15, 2020

China and the U. S. Face-Off on the AI Battlefield

Trends’ January 2017 cover story outlined one of the most important trends we’ve ever identified, “Harnessing...

published on: Jul 15, 2020

Riding a Wave of Business Process Automation

In 2020, we find ourselves at the revolutionary convergence of myriad diverse, trends creating once-in-a-lifetime...

published on: Jun 15, 2020

Trust Busting the Internet Giants

It is widely perceived that certain Silicon Valley companies have unchecked power to censor, restrict, edit, shape,...

published on: Jun 15, 2020

Creating Competitive Advantage Through Data

published on: Mar 15, 2020

Many executives and investors assume that it’s possible to use customer-data capabilities to gain an unbeatable competitive edge.  The more...

The AI-Based Competitive Revolution

published on: Feb 15, 2020

As previously highlighted in Trends, there are nearly endless opportunities to leverage technology in order to deploy more precise, efficient, and...

The Anglosphere Rises

published on: Jan 15, 2020

Since the 16th century, the English-speaking nations have been uniquely innovative, productive, and influential.  As such, they’ve been at the...

Our Ever-Expanding Data Universe

published on: Aug 15, 2019

For decades, data collection, storage, transmission and analysis have been expanding at an accelerating rate.  Meanwhile the unit-cost at every step...

Smart Hiring for the Information Revolution

published on: Aug 15, 2019

Today there are more jobs than candidates.  As a result, for the first time since the 90’s, the U.S. is a “seller’s market” for talent. ...

The Great AI Boom Ahead

published on: Aug 15, 2019

Artificial intelligence (or AI) is the next big thing!  Accenture and Frontier Economics concluded that AI could drive U.S. economic growth to an...

Flying Cars Surge Forward

published on: Jul 15, 2019

The year 2019 may be remembered as the year when “flying cars” were transformed from “sci-fi fantasy” into an emerging industry.  What has...

The Sino-American War for 5G Dominance

published on: May 15, 2019

As the Golden Age of the Fifth Techno-Economic Revolution unfolds, no single technology is more strategically important than 5G mobile networks.  In...

Artificial Intelligence Could Revolutionize...

published on: Mar 15, 2019

AI’s chief impact on civilization might not be driverless automobiles, image search, speech recognition, or flying cars, but its ability to come up...

Get Ready for the Great 5G Business Boom

published on: Jan 15, 2019

The rollout of 5G telecom may well be the most important single trend of 2019 and 2020. Within five years from now, roughly 1 billion people...

Human-Computer ‘Super-minds’ Redefine the...

published on: Jul 15, 2018

As MIT professor Thomas Malone reminds us, “Virtually all human achievements have been made by groups of people, not lone individuals.” And, as...

The 5G Future is Almost Here

published on: Jul 15, 2018

Massive recent investments in the 5G-compatible spectrum is a telling indication of the perceived economic promise of 5G wireless technology, which...

Moore’s Law: Alive? Dead? Or resurrected?

published on: May 15, 2018

Moore’s Law embodies the indispensable foundation of the digital revolution! But some experts argue that Moore’s law is dead. Others say it’s...

Quantum Computing Becomes a Real Technology

published on: Apr 15, 2018

With Google, IBM, and Microsoft joining the world’s top universities and a new wave of start-ups, it’s just a matter of time before quantum...

The Digital Golden Age & The World Beyond

published on: Apr 15, 2018

The techno-economic boom just ahead will set up disruptive stresses that the economy must deal with before 2040. Specifically, how are demography,...

America’s New Technology Boomtowns

published on: Mar 15, 2018

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

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