Category Archives: Friday Futurecast

Friday Futurecast: Islands

Sometimes, it takes a sarcastic comment to really drive an idea home. A coworker of mine tried to introduce panic into a roomful of scientists by commenting on the current ‘Strawmaggedeon’ in California. Only a complete and utter moron would … Continue reading

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Friday Futurecast: Human Labor, part 2

Last week, I talked about the machines taking over and humans being paid to keep out of business. This week is the other side of that coin. I’m talking microbusiness. Each business in a community supports that community. No more … Continue reading

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Friday Futurecast: Human Labor (part 1)

Technology usually makes our life easier and more efficient. But there’s no doubt that it is also taking human jobs. Let’s face it when the only thing that matters is the bottom line-a robotic system that can work 24/7/365, that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Friday Futurecast: The Immersive Experience

Back in the day, the VR (virtual reality) experience was the up and coming thing. Through a pair of glasses, the wearer could become part of the game being played. This later evolved into real-life experiences where the viewer could … Continue reading

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Friday Futurecast: Water

We are a country that is a continent wide. It’s a bit mind-boggling to think about it, really. But this puts us in an enviable position. With ever-shifting weather patterns, we can take advantage of rain on one coast and shift … Continue reading

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Friday Futurecast: The High Seas

Disclaimer: I hate fish. I hate the taste of it. I hate the texture of it. I hate the smell of it. But I love the ocean. I love to eat the bottom-feeders (crab, lobster, clams) and the soft, squishy … Continue reading

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Friday Futurecast: The Grid

The end of the electric grid is coming. There are books written about it. And, not all of them are fiction. Some are based on the cascading blackouts that have happened. Others about an EMP pulse from a solar flare … Continue reading

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