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Growing Old Together

Instead of boring my readers with pictures of demographic pyramids turned upside-down, or horrifying everyone with damning statistics on why Social Security is the largest government-sanctioned Ponzi scheme ever, let’s look at some of the unintended consequences of aging populations worldwide: … Continue reading

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On the Cycles of Change Radio Show with David Katzmire

It is unusual to have an in-depth conversation on cycle theory, but Katzmire knows his stuff and asks the right questions. In this discussion, we talk about unexpected opportunities, social trends, and developing a great investment strategy.

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Investing in the Future: Finding a Fit with Wearable Devices

Can you train like an Olympic athlete, see through the back of your head, and remember everything you did today?  These things are completely unrealistic for most of us, but we are getting closer with breakthroughs in wearable devices. Personal … Continue reading

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Not the Beginning or the End

SYSTEM FAILURE. A simple two-word error message summarizes virtually every major news headline over the past five years. In fact, it is difficult to name a single public institution which we hold in high esteem. Government. Healthcare. Education. Religion. Even … Continue reading

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Live from the Queen Theater at TEDx Wilmington

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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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The Surveillance Society

When Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the NSA’s digital surveillance capabilities, shock was coupled with apathy.   Many Americans already assumed they were being watched.  Here is the messy truth:  this has been going on for years.

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