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Riding the Hype Cycle

Wondering what’s hot and what’s not?  Take a look at the Gartner Hype Cycle, which follows the progress of new technologies. According to Gartner, emerging technologies typically move through phases of overenthusiasm and disillusionment before becoming commonplace reality. Gartner just … Continue reading

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Investing in the Future of OLEDs

Margarine, prescription drug, or petroleum product?  Despite the confusing name, OLEDs promise to be the most disruptive display and lighting technology of the next two decades. Organic Light-Emitting Diodes have been around since the 1950’s.  These are carbon-based materials that … Continue reading

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Investing in Robotics

Tomorrow’s factory workers are tireless, don’t being to a union, take vacations, or ask for raises.    They have no healthcare benefits and no embarrassing moments at the company Christmas party. For basic jobs, robots are ideal employees.  Robots will offer such … Continue reading

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Investing in the Future of Water

If you owned all of the water in the world, including oceans, lakes, glaciers, and even clouds, how much would that be?  The resulting sphere would have a diameter of only 860 miles.  Yet, this liquid skin still manages to … Continue reading

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Investing in the Future of 3D Printing

Imagine that you own a desktop box that could print physical objects.   At the push of a few buttons, you download a file, modify it, and then hit the “print” key. The possibilities would be endless for localized production, … Continue reading

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A Revolution in P2P Investing

Frustrated by historically low interest rates, small investors are finding that traditional financial institutions are unable to provide them with satisfactory levels of income.   What if people could easily find qualified borrowers and make their own loans directly?

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Video Interview…

Just stumbled onto an interview that I did at the last World Future Society conference. Apparently, there was no one else available to talk about the future of closed-end funds. Yes, it’s a bit of a niche… Click here for … Continue reading

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