Futures studies or foresight (previously known as futurology) is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlay them. — Wikipedia (2010)


Australian Housing Affordability

Housing affordability is attracting the attention of politicians as concern rises that a housing bubble has made homes too expensive. So far, none of the discussions have really addressed the problems. Several key points can be made here from a … Continue reading


US Stocks for March 2017

We anticipate US stocks have entered a consolidation phase lasting a minimum of  several months. Stocks have performed strongly off the back of the Presidential election. This has served to clarify where things are heading. Any short term ambiguity has … Continue reading


Predictions 2017 – Be Ready

It’s all going to go rather quickly from here. We list our predictions for 2017 and beyond as crisis presents both opportunity and danger. Political confidence and will eroding in the USA and other liberal democratic countries. In the US, … Continue reading


US Stocks Update 25/11/2016

We have reached an interesting juncture with this US stocks update. In the next few trading days – maybe as early as Monday 28/11, we anticipate stocks to open higher and then reverse to the downside. Failure to follow through … Continue reading


Pendulum of Government Overreach has Peaked

The pendulum of government overreach has peaked in most liberal democratic countries around the world (for now). The major political events of 2016 have shown increasing resistance to government given the rising number of breaches in civil liberties and failure … Continue reading


Gold Update 24/11/2016

Gold fell overnight onto major support between US$1180- $1200. We anticipate a spike in gold prices to the US$1370 – $1525 level from near current levels. The time frame for the rally should be relatively short.


Political Prediction Results 2016

We called the US Presidential election (27/07/2016 & 29/10/2016) saying Trump would win. We called the Australian federal election and while we didn’t quite get what we thought would happen, we got second best with the Australian people being the … Continue reading


Stock Market Update 01/11/2016

If US stock markets hold to these levels to slightly lower we can anticipate the birth of a large rally taking markets to new all time highs. Relatively speaking we would expect this coming rally to be weak. We view … Continue reading


US Presidential Election Comment

All the elements are in place for a political meltdown with the coming election. The circumstances of this election are very similar to the Brexit vote that caused an earthquake. Consider: There is a large disenfranchised portion of the US … Continue reading


Plan for Colonizing Our Solar System

Futurism / ET posted: In Brief In an interview with the Washington Post, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reveals what he thinks will be the future of humanity when we eventually colonize space. He talks about a plan for colonizing our … Continue reading


72 common things ten years from now not existing today

By Futurist Thomas Frey How many things do we own, that are common today, that didn’t exist 10 years ago? The list is probably longer than you think. Prior to the iPhone coming out in 2007, we didn’t have smartphones with mobile apps, … Continue reading


US Presidential Election Prediction

Its clear we are in a cycle of increasing political chaos and uncertainty. This is continuing to escalate. Its happening in liberal democratic countries. National elections are due in these countries (Germany, France 2017), UK (2018). We can anticipate major … Continue reading


Post Australian Election Commentary

In our Australian election forecast of 28/06/16 and 16/06/2016 we forecast the risk of a ‘hung parliament’ or an outright win to the ALP. This was based on the principle of ‘Contrary Opinion’. It took two weeks to resolve the … Continue reading


Is AI The Worst Mistake In Human History?

  Published on June 29, 2016 Featured in: Big Ideas & Innovation, Editor’s Picks, Entrepreneurship, Technology By John Battelle    Founder, EIC, CEO, NewCo One of the most intriguing public discussions to emerge over the past year is humanity’s wrestling match … Continue reading


An AI Just Defeated Human Fighter Pilots in An Air Combat Simulator

In Brief Air combat veterans proved to be no match for an artificial intelligence developed by Psibernetix. ALPHA has proven to be “the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible AI seen to date.” No Luck Beating ALPHA Retired United States … Continue reading


Contrary Opinion and Australian Elections

As political risk increases in all liberal democratic countries we can expect to see the contrary opinion factor playing a greater role in evaluating risk in elections and other important events. One example is of course Brexit, while a close … Continue reading


Brexit Impact 2016

Should the “leave” vote win the coming UK referendum you can expect the impact to have global consequences. It will challenge the survivability of the EU. At the same time it will create massive flights of capital around the world as … Continue reading


Australian Political Elections 2016

It seems Australian voters want another “hung parliament”. The main parties are both doing their best to lose winning government. Little they say offers any resonance with voters. The Australian electorate is deeply cynical of its politicians and none of … Continue reading


Crude Oil Recovers

Crude has recovered nicely and will continue to build a recover to our next resistance level around the US$70 per barrel. Significant resistance operates at this level.


The Structure of Collapse: 2016-2019

Charles Hugh Smith writing on his blog Of Two Minds: The end-state of unsustainable systems is collapse. Though collapse may appear to be sudden and chaotic, we can discern key structures that guide the processes of collapse. Though the subject … Continue reading