Future Computing: Incredibly Powerful, Incredibly Cheap, Incredibly Small, and Everywhere

Stanford engineering professor Jonathan Koomey points out that computing efficiency – the number of computations completed per kilowatt-hour of electricity used – has doubled about every 18 months ever since the 1940’s. It’s analogous to Moore’s law, which says that … Continue reading

Buckminster Fuller: Leadership by Design

“I always say to myself:  What is the most important thing we can think about at this extraordinary moment?”       – Buckminster Fuller Buckminster Fuller used the phrase “comprehensive anticipatory design science” to describe his work and research. … Continue reading

How to Spot the Future (from Wired)

Wired Magazine executive editor Thomas Goetz wrote an article in April 2012 about how his magazine recognizes trends in technology and culture that have transformative potential. Following is an abridged version of Goetz’s article.   How do we spot the … Continue reading

Time to Get Past Facebook and Invent a New Future

Alexis Madrigal thinks the So-Lo-Mo (Social-Local-Mobile) media paradigm has played itself out and we’re ready for something dramatically new. He points to a zillion hopeful startups that all look more or less alike, all variations on the same theme, all … Continue reading

Is God an Alien Mathematician?

Hugo de Garis argues that our universe may have been created by an “artilect” – an artificial intellect. It’s an extension of the concept of a technological singularity:  that our technology will soon evolve to the point where we can … Continue reading