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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)

27/11/16

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

26/11/16

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

24/11/16

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.

13/11/16

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

01/11/16

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

29/10/16

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

26/09/16

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

14/08/16

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

27/07/16

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

24/07/16

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

05/07/16

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

01/07/16

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

28/06/16

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

16/06/16

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

16/06/16

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

11/06/16

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.

11/06/16

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

04/03/16

Why Globalization Reaches Limits

Gail Tverberg writes: We have been living in a world of rapid globalization, but this is not a condition that we can expect to continue indefinitely. Figure 1. Ratio of Imported Goods and Services to GDP. Based in FRED data … Continue reading

28/02/16

Crude Oil Lows?

We are still waiting confirmation that crude oil prices have completed their forecast lows. Notwithstanding one more low, potentially down to our target of US$12 per barrel, we anticipate the recovery of the oil market. We expect oil prices to … Continue reading

05/02/16

The top 10 sharing economy predictions for 2016, by the experts

Future Predictions by Experts. What is changing? The sharing movement is evolving quickly and in many directions. The growth of platform and worker co-ops, increased awareness of the commons, the evolution of coworking, an explosion of tech-enabled sharing services, and … Continue reading