Trends Issue 093 - January 2011

The New Consumer Psychology

For the roughly 25 years from the mid-'80s through at least 2004, American consumers focused on conspicuous...

The New Consumer Psychology
published on: Jan 15, 2011

Currency Wars

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial panic, a coordinated global response by the world's central banks averted a...

Currency Wars
published on: Jan 15, 2011

Demography, Immigration, and the Future of the...

The United States dominated the 20th century because of its unique mix of people, culture, and natural resources....

Demography, Immigration, and the Future of the American Economy
published on: Jan 15, 2011

The Virtual Office Gains Momentum

Until the industrial revolution began in the 18th century, more than 90 percent of people farmed or worked in small...

The Virtual Office Gains Momentum
published on: Jan 15, 2011

Building the Faster and More Reliable Internet

With modern business and society relying so heavily on the Internet, a number of efforts are underway to eliminate...

Building the Faster and More Reliable Internet
published on: Jan 15, 2011

The Dawn of Optical Computing

Since its beginnings in the 1940s, computing has been all about smaller logic switches and higher electrical...

The Dawn of Optical Computing
published on: Jan 15, 2011

Reversing the Aging Process

Exciting new research at Harvard University demonstrates that aging can be reversed in mice — and potentially in...

Reversing the Aging Process
published on: Jan 15, 2011