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)


US Stock Market Alert 02/23/15

High probability alert for US stock markets at current or slightly higher levels to begin a moderately significant downward move targeting DJIA 17,721, 17460, 17,037 to potentially test the mid October lows at 15,855. (S&P500 2061, 2045, 1980 & the … Continue reading


The global financial system stands on the brink of second credit crisis

John Ficenec writing for the The Telegraph The world financial system stands on the brink of a second credit crisis as interbank lending shows increasing risk The second credit crisis is already unfolding in China Photo: ALAMY The world economy stands … Continue reading


At $200 Trillion The World’s Debt Cup Overfloweth

by Bloomberg Business The world economy is still built on debt. That’s the warning today from McKinsey & Co.’s research division which estimates that since 2007, the IOUs of governments, companies, households and financial firms in 47 countries has grown … Continue reading


HIV and syphilis biomarkers: Smartphone, finger prick, 15 minute diagnosis

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science Medical researchers have developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers — HIV and syphilis — from a finger prick of blood … Continue reading


Books and longreading: a farewell to Prometheus

By Andrey Mir writing for Human-As-Media: Book reading as fire usage: What is more important, the result or the process? Long reading was previously considered a way of transferring knowledge. But nowadays linear reading is becoming much shorter. The culture … Continue reading


Era of Transparency & Accountability Beginning for Politicians

An era of transparency & accountability is beginning for politicians. Very shortly the U.S. Congress will shortly vote to make Economic Impact Assessments (EIAs) a mandatory part of every executive rule or regulation passed with an annual economic impact of … Continue reading


12 Emerging Trends that Everyone Missed at CES

Futurist Thomas Frey blogs : Every year that I attend CES in Las Vegas I reach a point of sensory overload. It’s not just from all the people, lights, noise, and smells, but an overload of product strategies and emerging … Continue reading