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iPad vs magazines: and the winner is ...

Posted by forecastingtool on October 25, 2011 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Observe the new digital natives! Babies easily learn how to work on an iPad but have a hard time figuring out a magazine. It will be very difficult to explain our world to them when they grow up. A new trend is rising, as Apple has managed to “recode” babies’ “OS” and ours as well. Well, that’s the triumph of Steve Jobs as seen from the eyes of a baby!

 

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The rise and fall of modern empires - Part I

Posted by forecastingtool on October 1, 2011 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (11)

Observe the shift of power from Western to Asian economies, in this "journey" of global economic dominance, starting after World War II all the way up to 2010. Find out why this is a long term trend and how we could have predicted it decades ago.

 

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Google+: Is this the next Facebook?

Posted by forecastingtool on July 23, 2011 at 3:32 AM Comments comments (0)

It came out of “nowhere” in a world of “giants”. Established social media players like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn already count more than 1 billion users worldwide. A great challenge even for another big internet player. Apparently, Google had one more ace up its sleeve, Google+. It took just 16 days for the new social network...

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Henry Kissinger talks about the China challenge, forty years after his visit!

Posted by forecastingtool on July 18, 2011 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State under Nixon, made two trips to China, in July and October 1971. That was just a few years before the Chinese miracle began, when Deng Xiaoping succeeded Mao Zedong in the late 1970s.

 

When asked, during a recent TV appearance in CNN, Ki...

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Global economic crisis: could we have predicted it?

Posted by forecastingtool on July 11, 2011 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (15)

Following the 2008 credit crunch, the global economy entered a serious recession, marking negative growth rates at 2009, for the first time in 60 years. The initial efforts of the G20 to reinitiate the economy by the deployment of extensive stimulus packages, although successful in the beginning, resulted in the significant rise of public debts challenging the ...

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The future of computer interaction

Posted by forecastingtool on July 3, 2011 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I’ve written before about the future of computer interaction based on MS Kinect like interfaces. I always thought that it would be one of the big IT players, perhaps Microsoft, to launch something to replace the mouse and provide the means for 3D, gesture based, computer navigation. It seems though that another n...

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Could the colonization of space be the next big thing?

Posted by forecastingtool on July 3, 2011 at 7:06 AM Comments comments (1)

 

According to Joseph Schumpeter, innovation follows cycles and currently we are at the

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A great lesson for anyone who thinks that predicting the future is easy!

Posted by forecastingtool on June 26, 2011 at 6:03 PM Comments comments (0)

Today’s clear winner is tomorrow’s obvious mistake. It's no news that our world is changing rapidly, sometimes in directions that we do not anticipate. And that's good because it gives the opportunity to newcomers to advance quickly and introduce new ideas and concepts thus changing the competitive landscape forever. Take social media, for instance. It's no secret today that Myspace is washed-out. But it wasn't always like this...

 

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Are we at the peak of the innovation cycle?

Posted by forecastingtool on June 26, 2011 at 5:34 PM Comments comments (0)

An excellent article about innovation dynamics based on Kondratiev long waves theory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kondratiev_wave).

 

Could it be that we are at the peak of the innovation cycle, facing a possible downfall in the future? Just consider the implications for our technology driven world…

 

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