Forecast / ideation / Technology

Forecast Friday: Living Through More Change

An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense ‘intuitive linear’ view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century—it will be more like 20,000 years of progress. – Ray Kurzeil, “The Law of Accelerating Returns” (2001) (I know it’s not Monday, but … Continue reading

Creativity / ideation / Meandering / writing

Meandering Monday about Who’s in My Head

I don’t have Turret’s. Wait – I should have started off with a disclaimer: The following ideation is not intended to be taken as scientific or medical research. The author has no formal training in the appropriate fields. The author has not been bothered to research the particular condition(s) mentioned, and makes several on-the-spot suppositions, … Continue reading

Forecast / ideation / Technology

Forecast Friday: How Technology Joins and Separates Us and the Real World

In my youth, I used to see someone jogging through the neighborhood with a set of headphones on and joke that they were being remotely controlled. To some extent that was true; they weren’t completely immersed in their physical surroundings – they were augmenting it with music, then later with conversation as cell phones began … Continue reading

Forecast / humor / ideation / Technology

Forecast Friday: Overly Helpful Technology

We’re horribly dependent on technology. Sometimes it’s a good thing, but there are hidden costs. You might remember when calculators showed up on the scene, and people started arguing about whether they should be allowed in school. Wait a minute – most of you probably don’t remember any of that, and some may not even … Continue reading