Trends Issue 110 - June 2012

Machine Learning and the Future of Artificial...

Conventional computers based on the work of John von Neumann and Alan Turing are all that most of us have ever worked...

Machine Learning and the Future of Artificial Intelligence
published on: Jun 1, 2012

Off-Loading the Unsustainable Burden of...

Organized labor, once a central part of the American economy, has become increasingly unsustainable.  Since the early...

Off-Loading the Unsustainable Burden of Organized Labor
published on: Jun 1, 2012

Gen Y Struggles for Economic Stability

Compared to the smaller Generation X, the 70 million Millennials born from 1982 to 2000 appear to have lost the...

Gen Y Struggles for Economic Stability
published on: Jun 1, 2012

Harvesting Arctic Resources

Regardless of its proximate cause, it’s increasingly clear that the Earth’s climate is warming.  The primary...

Harvesting Arctic Resources
published on: Jun 1, 2012

The Global Infrastructure Boom

In order to enable a vibrant, growing economy, the world needs infrastructure. That includes highways, railroads,...

The Global Infrastructure Boom
published on: Jun 1, 2012

Understanding the Great Inflection Point Ahead

As the Trends editors have observed, the United States enjoys many competitive advantages that have enabled it to...

Understanding the Great Inflection Point Ahead
published on: Jun 1, 2012