Tue, 31 December 2013
Topic: Celebrating the New Year with predictions limited to the year 2014.
Examples include: changes we may see in our jobs and in our schools when Google glass is finally available for purchase by the millions who are waiting to put them on; the ever-growing number of retailers who accept bitcoin (such as Overstock.com) and what this is likely to do to bitcoin price fluctuations; the constantly accelerating solar energy adoption rate and how this will affect stock price movements of solar companies; how fracking has lead to the USA becoming a net exporter of refined petroleum products; and a number of other predictions thrown in for good measure.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 1, 2014 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 38 minutes]
Stephen Euin Cobb is an author, futurist, magazine writer and host of the award-winning podcast The Future And You. A contributing editor for Space and Time Magazine; he has also been a regular contributor for Robot, H+, Grim Couture and Port Iris magazines; and he spent three years as a columnist and contributing editor for Jim Baen's Universe Magazine. He is an artist, essayist, game designer, transhumanist, and is on the Advisory Board of The Lifeboat Foundation. Stephen is the author of Indistinguishable from Magic: Predictions of Revolutionary Future Science as well as A Brief History of Predicting the Future.