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What makes the economy tick - Part IV - US vs. USSR rivalry

Posted by forecastingtool on June 15, 2015 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Although the history and implications of the Cold War between the US and the USSR are well documented, it is still not quite clear why it ended up as it did, with the collapse of the Soviet Bloc and a clear win for the US.

Using a methodology presented in the recent post, “What makes our world and the economy tick?”...

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What makes the economy tick - Part III - Ancient Greece

Posted by forecastingtool on February 14, 2015 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The ancient Greek civilization emerged during the 8th century BC, almost out of nowhere, reaching a peak point in just three centuries, the Golden Age of Pericles in the 5th century BC that is still considered one of the most brilliant moments of human history.

Although the marvels of Ancient Greece are common knowledge today, it is still not quite clear what triggered this important period of development.

By using a methodology prese...

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What makes our world and the economy tick? Part II: China vs. The West

Posted by forecastingtool on September 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

China’s recent growth frenzy should not be a surprise. Its economy has been one of the largest in the world in the last two thousand years, reaching a peak point near the beginning of the 19th century, accounting for almost one third of the global economy at the time. However, by the mid-20th century the Chinese Empire and its economy collapsed to a mere 5% contribution to global GDP only to rise again after Deng Xiaoping assumed power in 1977. Key in understanding these econ...

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What makes our world and the economy tick?

Posted by forecastingtool on August 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (2)

Although it is common knowledge that the development of the past 500 years is based on a series of important discoveries that helped shape our modern civilization, we still don’t understand exactly how innovation adds value to the economy and, even more, how to quantify this relationship. This post will shed some light to the relationship between innovation and economic growth and help us understand how our decisions and efforts today may influence our future!

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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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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 (


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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