Richard’s Futuresearch Blog Articles

I’ve been writing about the future for almost 30 years on a wide variety of topics, and continue to post regular blogs about new and future developments. You are welcome to browse some of my older blogs here, or to sign up for new ones here.

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Should Self-Driving Cars Be Banned?

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. After dark, on March 18th, 2018, a pedestrian was killed by an experimental, self-driving car owned by Uber as the pedestrian crossed a street in Tempe, Arizona. The month before, a driver was killed in a crash in a Tesla on its Autopilot setting in Mountain View, California. And […] Read More

Bitcoin Is Dangerous – and Worthless

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Bitcoin was the first crypto-currency, and still the most widely known. It has been making headlines in large part because some of the people who have bought it have made fortunes, at least in theory. In turn, this has seduced other people to pile in, which has pushed up […] Read More

What’s Happened to Inflation? And Why Does It Matter?

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. At this stage in an economic cycle, inflation has usually reared its head, and the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) is typically thinking about taking the punchbowl away from the (stock market) party by jacking up interest rates. In turn, this usually kills the economic recovery, tipping us over […] Read More

18 Things to Watch for in 2018

by futurists Richard Worzel & Kit Worzel 2018 is going to be remarkable in many different ways. Indeed, when we put together our lists for the most important changes ahead in 2018, we wound up with so many we decided we couldn’t discuss them all, and settled on 18 things for 2018 (catchy, right?) that […] Read More

Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Take Your Job (Probably)

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by futurist Kit Worzel Artificial intelligence and robots are making incredible progress. Recently, Boston Dynamics released footage of one of their latest robots that can do backflips, and land them handily. It’s been over a decade since a human beat a top-class chess AI. We have self-driving car prototypes being tested, and getting ready for […] Read More

Women Rise to Power: Aftermath from Outing Sexual Predators

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by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The growing number of men being outed for sexual harassment and assault will lead to one of the most profound changes in society in decades, perhaps centuries. Women, who compose the majority of the population in virtually all developed countries, will, I believe, conclude that the only way that they […] Read More

The Stock Market Is a Bad Bet

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by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. “The market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.”                – John Maynard Keynes * The U.S. stock market has been on one of the great bull market runs in history, more than tripling since the market bottom on March 9th, 2009. And it […] Read More

Who Pays for Climate Change?

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Hurricane Harvey was not a surprise. At least, it shouldn’t have been. Hurricane Ike, which ran just slightly to the east of Houston in 2008, caused an 8 ½ foot flood along the Galveston Strand (i.e., sandbar) to the southeast of Houston. NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) […] Read More

Protected: Handouts for the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce

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Click on the links below to download the handbooks: The Future Isn’t for Everyone: Next Steps in Thinking About the Future How to Create Your Desired Future And here’s a link to a blog you might find of interest: 9 Trends in Innovation If you have questions about any of this material, please contact me at the […] Read More