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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Take Your Job (Probably)

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 … Continue reading

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Women Rise to Power: Aftermath from Outing Sexual Predators

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 … Continue reading

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The Stock Market Is a Bad Bet

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Three Things You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence

by Senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Pay attention. Your life is about to be significantly changed by Artificial Intelligence (AI), whether you want it to be or not. Every once in while, something happens that tosses a huge rock into … Continue reading

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Radical Thinking: Re-Imagining the Future of Education to the Year 2067

by Senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. What follows is an edited version of a presentation I gave to an audience at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. They asked me to speak about the … Continue reading

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I, Cobot

by Senior Futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Reality is messy. You know how, when the office photocopier gets jammed, you always call that guy in your office who seems to be the only one who knows how to unjam it? That’s … Continue reading

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