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“How Can I Help My Kid Get a Job?”

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Virtually everyone knows people who are unemployed or underemployed. This is especially true of young adults, although there are also lots of older people, even in their 50s and 60s, who are in similar … Continue reading

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Preparing for Trumpian Uncertainty

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The victory of Donald Trump as president of the United States is without precedent, and creates enormous uncertainty. Will his qualifications as a businessman transfer to management of the world’s largest economy? Will his … Continue reading

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The Beginning Death Cycle of the Consumer

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. “There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done… Nothing you can make that can’t be made” – “All You Need Is Love”, Lennon & McCartney Our own brilliance and ingenuity is putting us out … Continue reading

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The Machinery of the Mind: What’s Ahead in Brain Research?

by futurist Kit Worzel One of humanity’s final frontiers of research is the human brain. Dimitry Itskov, a Russian billionaire, is keeping abreast of research as part of his Immortality 2045 project, which has the end goal of uploading his … Continue reading

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“Where did I leave my keys?”

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The emergence of computer genies, such as Siri on the Apple iPhone, Cortana from Microsoft, or IBM’s Watson, will lead to many changes in the way we live our lives and interact with our … Continue reading

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Why Traditional Farming Is Here to Stay

by Kit Worzel, futurist Last year, I wrote a blog about the future of food, and how we would need to use a number of alternative methods to farming in order to feed everyone. I didn’t manage to fit the … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Apple?

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. To read their Wikipedia entry, you would have to say Apple, Inc. is an amazing success: “Apple is the world’s largest information technology company by revenue, the world’s largest technology company by total assets, … Continue reading

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Events & Surprises of 2016

by futurists Richard Worzel and Kit Worzel There are many things that we already know about 2016: The leading edge of the Boomers will turn 70 – and complain about it. The Millennials are taking over in government, business, and society. … Continue reading

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Baby, Who Will Drive My Car?

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. ➢ Within the next 5 years, self-driving cars will expand rapidly into those commercial sectors where the economic case is overwhelming, but will only replace privately-owned cars more gradually, say over 20 years. Some … Continue reading

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The 7 Megatrends that Will Affect the Future of Infrastructure, Part II

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. This is the second half of a complete report on the future of infrastructure in Ontario, commissioned by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario. The first half can be found here, and provided … Continue reading

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