Category Archives: Articles

“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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The 7 Megatrends that Will Affect Tomorrow’s Infrastructure

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. I was commissioned by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario to produce a report by September, 2015 on the future infrastructure needs of the Province of Ontario, Canada. The conclusions of my report … Continue reading

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What’s on Your Plate: Feeding the Future

by futurist Kit Worzel The United Nations report on world population estimates a total of 9.6 billion people on the planet by 2050. That’s an increase of more than 2 billion in the next thirty-five years. There have been discussions … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Medical & Drug Research?

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Suppose you were a high school teacher who had just taken a job at a new school, and that you agreed to take over as the coach of the basketball team. You look at … Continue reading

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Paying the Water Piper: The Future of Water, Part III

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. This is the third blog about water. The first two can be found here and here, plus a blog about California’s water situation can be found here. —————- Fresh water is vital, and we’re running out of it. Water … Continue reading

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