Trends Issue 043 - November 2006

Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds

As explained in previous issues of Trends, the collective wisdom of thousands of amateurs is often better than that of...

Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds
published on: Nov 15, 2006

Genomic Technologies Emerge as the Answer to...

Since the earliest times, hunger and malnutrition have stalked the earth. But, in the past 150 years, famine has...

Genomic Technologies Emerge as the Answer to World Hunger
published on: Nov 15, 2006

The Information Revolution Inches Toward the...

Thanks to the confluence of wiki-based content, Moore’s Law, and virtually free bandwidth, the information explosion...

The Information Revolution Inches Toward the World
published on: Nov 15, 2006

They're Building an Elevator to Heaven

Since we first examined the space elevator concept as one of several revolutionary space commercialization...

They
published on: Nov 15, 2006

A Private Equity Bubble Is the Next Threat to...

As we've discussed in prior issues, the private equity boom is creating some great opportunities for those smart...

A Private Equity Bubble Is the Next Threat to Your Wealth
published on: Nov 15, 2006

Young Workers Can't Advance Because of the...

As the Trends editors forecasted more than 20 years ago, a generation of workers, usually referred to as "the Xers,"...

Young Workers Can
published on: Nov 15, 2006

Businesses, New and Old, Are Finding Wealth...

The collective contribution of crowds can do more than produce good forecasts. This realization is driving the rise...

Businesses, New and Old, Are Finding Wealth with the "Wiki Business Model"
published on: Nov 15, 2006