Trends Issue 054 - October 2007

Boomers Go "Hog Wild"

Since the mid-‘80s, sales of motorcycles have grown steadily. Not only are there many more units on the road, but...

Boomers Go "Hog Wild"
published on: Oct 15, 2007

The Pet Economy Roars Ahead

Americans now spend $41 billion a year on their pets — more than the gross domestic product of all but 64 countries...

The Pet Economy Roars Ahead
published on: Oct 15, 2007

Personalized Video Ads

New technology is on the way that can create instantaneous video spots targeted at specific individuals. Is this...

Personalized Video Ads
published on: Oct 15, 2007

Home-Shoring Leverages the 30-Second Commute

In a world where we need to maximize workforce participation and minimize overhead, work-at-home jobs can play a...

Home-Shoring Leverages the 30-Second Commute
published on: Oct 15, 2007

The Incredible Shrinking Deficit

We’ve heard little about it in the mass media, but the U.S. budget deficit is headed for a surplus despite...

The Incredible Shrinking Deficit
published on: Oct 15, 2007

The Next Big Thing in Outer Space May Be Quite...

Commercial companies, universities, and space research agencies such as NASA are developing a new spacecraft...

The Next Big Thing in Outer Space May Be Quite Small
published on: Oct 15, 2007

A.I. Is Forced to Accept Its Limitations

After 60 years of research and a million-fold increase in computing power, are we any closer to building machines...

A.I. Is Forced to Accept Its Limitations
published on: Oct 15, 2007