Forecast

Forecast Friday: Unintended Consequences of the Fountain of Youth

What are the consequences of medications to prolong our “youthfulness”? Testosterone replacement. Viagra. Yeah, I know about the “see a doctor if you have an __ lasting longer than four hours – I’m talking about something more long-term, here. I’m not a KEEP THINGS THE WAY GOD INTENDED luddite. What I’m talking about is understanding … Continue reading

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