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Estimating the Green Boom TechCast data suggest $20 trillion market  William E. Halal Alternative Energy
Aquaculture
Climate Control
Desalination
Genetic Food
Green Business
Hydrogen Economy
Nuclear Fusion
Organic Farming
Precision Farming
Recycling
Smart Grids
Commentary 1/4/2010
Now "dark flow" Galaxies speeding toward mysterious point  William E. Halal All Technologies Commentary 12/22/2009
Video Conferencing Almost Here Lower costs and good quality arrive William Halal Broadband
Intelligent Interface
Video Conferencing
Commentary 11/20/2009
Google Adds GPS Nav. on Cell Phones Creative Destruction Ahead William E. Halal All Technologies Commentary 11/2/2009
Global Megacrisis Survey on 4 Scenarios from Disaster to Maturity William Halal and Michael Marien All Technologies Commentary 9/21/2009
The Next Next Things This is a beautifully illustrated full-page article that appeared in the Washington Post. It summarizes the work of TechCast, focusing on forecasts in Space Tourism, Intelligent Cars, Telemedicine, Thought Power, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Robots, Alternative Energy, and Cancer Cure. William E. Halal All Technologies Article 9/8/2009
TechCast Interviewed on Topical Currents Technologies of the Future William E. Halal All Technologies Commentary 8/20/2009
Business Collaboration Could Transform the Economy New Article William E. Halal All Technologies Commentary 8/7/2009
Business Collaboration Could Transform the Economy This seminal piece integrates knowledge on progressive business practices to offer an incisive solution to the limitations of markets that caused the financial meltdown. Redefining corporations into "collaborative enterprises" like Whole Foods, Nucor, and John & Johnson could convert this mess into a bold opportunity to unify left- and right-wing values, resolve today's moral crisis of capitalism, William E. Halal All Technologies Article 8/7/2009
Technology Forecasting Discussion Group An invitation to join. William E. Halal All Technologies Commentary 7/23/2009
New Forecasts Quick Results on Intelligent Web and Body Monitoring William E. Halal Body Monitoring
Intelligent web
Commentary 7/20/2009
Green IT One of our TechCast experts, Steve Ruth, has allowed us to reprint this new article showing how IT systems are going green. Steve Ruth Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Biocomputing
Biometrics
Broadband
Cloud Computing
Grid Computing
Intelligent Interface
Intelligent web
Optical Computers
Pervasive Networks
Quantum Computing
Smart Phones
Telework
Thought Power
Virtual Reality
Wireless
Article 7/15/2009
TechCast on Air America Bill Halal Interviewed on the Lionel Show William Halal All Technologies Commentary 7/9/2009
Virgin Galactic Breaks Ground First Space Tourism Flight Due 2011 William E. Halal Space Tourism
Commentary 7/2/2009
Crisis and Innovation Denis Balaguer is a TechCast expert who studies economics. This essay argues that the thought of Joseph Schumpeter offers a positive view of the 2008 economic crisis as an opportunity for the creative destruction that introduces new forms of economic growth. Denis Balaguer All Technologies Article 4/2/2009
Nuclear Fusion - Finally Lasers Used to Create Net Energy Gain William Halal Nuclear Fusion
Commentary 3/27/2009
TechCast on Kojo Nnamdi Show Bill Halal interviewed on WAMU William Halal All Technologies Commentary 3/17/2009
The Arlington Institute Alert John Petersen -- our famous colleague who called the global financial collapse with stunning accuracy months before it hit -- has allowed us to post his assessment of the economic crisis. This is a serious counterbalance to TechCast views, and we are pleased to present it here. John Petersen All Technologies Article 3/6/2009
Forecasts of a New Economic Boom in 2015 TechCast data show new frontiers will lead the global economy of out of recession. The TechCast forecasts are drawn on to outline how Green Business, Climate Control, Alternative Energy, E-Commerce, and other emerging business sectors are likely to create a robust new global boom about 2015. William Halal All Technologies Article 2/1/2009
Governing Markets Bill Halal draws on a career of studying corporate governance to outline how the visible hand of stakeholder collaboration can augment the visible hand of free markets. Examples of progressive management from the leading edge suggest that a "quasi-democratic theory of the firm" seems to be evolving that can create more competitive enterprises that also serve the public welfare more effectively. William Halal All Technologies Article 2/1/2009
Breakthrough in DNA Sequencing New method reads code in real time William E. Halal Cancer Cure
Child Traits
Genetic Therapy
Grown Organs
Life Extension
Personal Medicine
Synthetic Life
Commentary 1/20/2009
Washington Post Article TechCast get's full page coverage William E. Halal All Technologies Commentary 1/6/2009
The Automation of Thought TechCast forecasts that artificial intelligence is expected to automate routine human knowledge about 2020. This event is of profound significance because it extends the long advance of automation from farm work, to manufacturing, services, and now even to the automation of thought - moving our attention beyond knowledge to consciousness itself. William E. Halal Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Article 11/6/2008
Nano Cargo Ships Tiny vessels find and kill cancer cells William E. Halal Cancer Cure
Nanotechnology
Commentary 10/3/2008
Technology's Promise New book on TechCast William Halal All Technologies Commentary 6/27/2008
Cloud Computing Google and Microsoft vye for the next IT frontier William E. Halal Digital Convergence
Commentary 4/30/2008
News Release TechCast working with Director of National Intelligence  Wiiliam Halal E-Government
Commentary 4/15/2008
Accelerating Change Al Leedahl, one of our TechCast Experts, outlines the logic of accelerating technological change by drawing on the principles of Ray Kurzweil. Leedahl's theme is crucial because the Technology Revolution is poised to speed up relentlessly, driving a social transformation that is much debated today. Al Leedahl All Technologies Article 4/2/2008
The Biofuels Controversy Arguments over Ethanol are heating up. Peter King Alternative Energy
Climate Control
Green Business
Smart Grids
Commentary 3/15/2008
Life With Talking Machines   Speech recognition entering mainstream William Halal Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Intelligent Interface
Smart Phones
Virtual Reality
Commentary 3/6/2008
Efficient Biomass Energy Almost Here     Startup producing $1/gallon fuel William Halal Alternative Energy
Commentary 2/22/2008
A First for Thought Power A monkey "walks" a robot by simply thinking   William E. Halal Thought Power
Commentary 2/3/2008
End of copyright protection to unleash online entertainment Sony is last of music giants to drop music copyright protection William E. Halal Entertainment
Commentary 1/22/2008
Introducing TechCast 5.0 Welcome to this greatly improved website William Halal All Technologies Commentary 12/26/2007
Thought Power High-Tech brain interfaces allow sheer thoughts to control machines and communicate with people William E. Halal Thought Power
Commentary 12/19/2007
Executive Course on International Security TechCast presented at this DoD Program on National Security Ryan All Technologies News release 10/11/2007
Is Employee Ownership Better? Employee ownership has been around a while but rarely caught on. Bryce Smith surveyed employee owners and finds high motivation and improved corporate performance. Time for a change?   All Technologies Article 8/5/2007
Two Paths to the RFID Revolution RFID tags promise to revolutionize product labeling but the technology must overcome obstacles in cost, usage, and acceptance. Mat Meyer explores two scenarios that RFID could take and shows that trends suggest it is likely to be used everywhere about 2015.   Smart Sensors
Article 7/21/2007
The Metaverse: Life in 3D Virtual Environments This study by Mateo Fernandez outlines how Second Life and other virtual systems are forming a larger form of cyberspace where virtual life takes place. This emerging "Metaverse" will allow people to interact in 3D, fully immersive cyber-reality, extending most aspects of real life through space and time. Mateo Fernandez Entertainment
Virtual Education
Virtual Reality
Web 2.0
Article 6/25/2007
Ray Kurzweil Apearance Via Hologram TechCast presented at the Discovery 7 Conference, but was happily upstaged when Ray Kurzweil appeared live via hologram. At one point, the moderator was holding a conversation with Kurzweil, and it looked like an ordinary chat between 2 people.   All Technologies News release 6/1/2007
TechCast Presents at Conference on Space Policy  TechCast was invited to present results of its space forecasts at an international conference sponsored by the National Defense University at Fort     McNair, Washington, DC.   All Technologies News release 4/27/2007
The Increasing Problem of Office Bullying It's hard to imagine we are still fighting office bullies in a high-tech society, but Erica Hulsman's studies show this has become a serious problem worldwide. Learn why Erica finds this to be happening more frequently and what to do about it. Erica Hulsman All Technologies Article 2/17/2007
TechCast in Science & Spirit Great article in Science & Spirit magazine.   All Technologies News release 1/25/2007
Top Intelligence Conference TechCast Participates in “Emerging Technologies that Could Change the World” Conference held by the U.S. Director of National Intelligence.   All Technologies News release 12/22/2006
A Study of Web 2.0 TechCast participated in a study conducted by the Corporate Executive Board, with intriguing results. William E. Halal All Technologies News release 12/6/2006
TechCast Visits South Korea TechCast was a topic of discussion at the Global HR Forum, the Korean Parliament, and other venues. You may be interested in Bill Halal's "open letter" to the Korean people offering his thoughts on opportunities for technology in Asia.   All Technologies News release 11/14/2006
When Will Virtual Reality Become A Reality? Aaron Druck has been fascinated with virtual realty, like most of us, so he conducted a study to forecast its future use. Aaron explores the obstacles to VR in this article. He also presents results of a survey to estimate when it will be commercially available, the applications people favor, and how much they will pay. Aaron Druck Entertainment
Virtual Education
Virtual Reality
Web 2.0
Article 10/26/2006
Federal Trade Commission to Use TechCast Advice The FTC's Tech-Ade Program enlists a TechCast blog to respond to questions on technology.   All Technologies News release 10/23/2006
Welcome to the Premier Online Technology Forecasting System TechCast has established a more sophisticated level of technology forecasting. By pooling the knowledge of 100 experts online, we offer the most authoritative forecasts available covering the full span of science and technology. You are invited to browse William E. Halal, PhD, President, TechCast LLC All Technologies Commentary 10/16/2006
Technology's Promise Highlights of the TechCast Project were published in the Futurist containing bubble charts for all seven fields, summaries of selected breakthrough analyses, and decade-by-decade scenarios.   All Technologies News release 10/11/2006
Web 2.0 The Internet is Moving to a Bottom-Up System   All Technologies News release 9/21/2006
Issues in Science & Technology Report of a Panel Discussion at the World Future Society Meeting of 2006 in Toronto, by Bill Halal, Kelly Carnes, Ted Gordon, and Ian Pearson Report of a Panel Discussion at the World Future Society Meeting of 2006 in Toronto, by Bill Halal, Kelly Carnes, Ted Gordon, and Ian Pearson Report of a Panel Discussion at the World Future Society Meeting of 2006 in Toronto, by Bill Halal, Kelly Carnes,   Alternative Energy
Climate Control
Green Business
Hydrogen Economy
Nuclear Fusion
Smart Grids
Article 8/28/2006
Conflicting Relations with Mobile Devices David Phillips examines the use of mobile devices by wireless warriors today to find out what we are really doing with these gadgets. His main finding is conflict - between employees, between employee and employer, between users and bystanders, and between productivity and etiquette. David Phillips Biometrics
Broadband
Digital Convergence
E-Government
Entertainment
E-Tailing
Global Access
Intelligent Interface
Online Publishing
Smart Phones
Virtual Education
Web 2.0
Wireless
Article 8/16/2006
Telework: Overcoming the Obstacles Veasna Chim surveyed Federal managers to explore the obstacles to teleworking and finds there are few good reasons to prevent taking advantage of this timely practice. "I like the idea that telework “brings the work to the worker," he concludes. "And since teleworking has been shown to benefit the employer as well, we have a win-win situation." Veasna Chim Broadband
Cloud Computing
Digital Convergence
E-Government
Entertainment
E-Tailing
Global Access
Grid Computing
Online Publishing
Virtual Education
Web 2.0
Article 8/6/2006
KM WORLD TechCast describes its model of "ONLINE LEARNING SYSTEMS" to the readers of KM WORLD, a top magazine in the critical field of Knowledge Management.   All Technologies News release 7/18/2006
Why Do People Reject or Accept Genetically Modified Foods? Whitney Tull produced this fine study of genetically modified foods, focusing on why some people seem to accept them just fine and others abhor the idea. We think she's discovered why great conflicts often rage over technological issues. Whitney Tull Genetic Food
Article 7/5/2006
Self-Managed Teams: Organizations for the 21st Century Michelle May provides an incisive survey of attitudes toward this central concept for transforming workplaces. Read this while thinking about what would be best for your organization. Michelle May All Technologies Article 6/15/2006
Interview with the BCB Communicator TechCast interviewed by VP Penny Omnès. William E. Halal All Technologies Commentary 5/31/2006
NASA Langley Research Center TechCast presents to NASA scientists and engineers   All Technologies News release 5/16/2006
Resolving the Intelligent Design vs. Evolution Conflict Recent understanding of consciousness suggests a possible resolution to the nagging conflict over scientific evolution versus intelligent design. Both views may be basically correct. William E. Halal All Technologies Commentary 4/12/2006
TechCast Interviewed by Playboy Magazine TechCast was interviewed recently for an article in Playboy forecasting the top five technologies that are likely to dominate the next few years.   All Technologies News release 2/2/2006
Emerging Business Opportunities in Biometrics The identification of people using biometrics is poised to take off. This prescient study by Xi Su, a Chinese-American business analyst, evaluates the opportunities. Xi Su Digital Convergence
E-Government
Entertainment
E-Tailing
Global Access
Online Publishing
Virtual Education
Web 2.0
Article 2/1/2006
Nanotech to Go Mainstream by 2020 The Economic Times, India's largest daily newspaper, invited the following article from TechCast for its New Years Day Edition, 2006   All Technologies News release 1/10/2006
Energy Impact of Emerging Technologies Skip Laitner of the EPA has been striving to improve national energy forecasts by incorporating Delphi methods. This article reports his recent work, including results of the TechCast study listed below. Skip Laitner Alternative Energy
Climate Control
Green Business
Hydrogen Economy
Smart Grids
Article 9/19/2005
EPA Study TechCast completed this study for the Environmental Protection Agency to demonstrate how our method might improve national energy models. The study also broke new ground by showing close agreement between two groups of experts and by forecasting complete adoption trajectories. William Halal and Jeff Kallmeyer Alternative Energy
Climate Control
Green Business
Hydrogen Economy
Nuclear Fusion
Smart Grids
Article 9/19/2005
TechCast 's Value Noted Fleet Owner Magazine published a piece on TechCast, noting that the site carries technology forecasting to "a new level of insight and understanding."   All Technologies News release 8/15/2005
Attitudes Toward Androids Technology trends are introducing robots in offices and homes, raising the issue of how we interact with our mechanical brethren. This study of public attitudes toward living with androids offers fascinating forecasts. For instance, the authors find that people prefer female robots. Tom Mix and Jason Rupinski Smart Robots
Article 8/4/2005
Business Opportunities In Biometrics Biometrics is a hot new emerging technology that could resolve today's mounting security threats. This study by Chinese business analyst Xi Su forecasts market growth, strategic applications in business and government, and prospects for improving security. Xi Zu Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Biometrics
Broadband
Cloud Computing
Grid Computing
Intelligent Interface
Smart Phones
Virtual Reality
Wireless
Article 8/2/2005
The GW Forecast This is the first article published by the team that now sponsors TechCast, when mail was used to manage the Deplhi process. Contrast this with the present status of TechCast, and extrapolate to where we should be in another 10 years. Halal, William E. All Technologies Article 7/8/2005
The Bandwidth Solution The burgeoning demand for bandwidth requires more than DSL, cable, or wireless. Hong and Lee explain the central role of optical fiber building global network backbones. Soon-Seong Hong and Jong-Hyuk lee Broadband
Cloud Computing
Digital Convergence
E-Government
Entertainment
E-Tailing
Global Access
Grid Computing
Intelligent Interface
Online Publishing
Virtual Education
Virtual Reality
Web 2.0
Wireless
Article 3/26/2005
Space Colonization for Dummies Roy Garrison makes the exotic challenge of pioneering human settlements in space easy to grasp for lay people. A short but complete tour of the field. Roy Garrison Contact
Humans On Mars
Moon Base
Space Tourism
Star Travel
Article 3/20/2005
Can Computers Think? Dr. John Sagi addresses the issue of machine intelligence using an extensive survey with thought provoking results. John Sagi All Technologies Article 3/11/2005
The Intelligent Internet TechCast studies show e-commerce should reach 30% adoption about 2010 along with an intelligent interface, introducing a conversational form of working, shopping and conducting most other social functions online. This premium article is made available so that visitors can sample TechCast Publications. Halal, William E. All Technologies Article 3/6/2005
Governing the Internet Miriam Sapiro was an adviser to President Clinton and is now an international consultant. She analyzes the international body that regulates the Internet. Miriam Sapiro, CEO All Technologies Commentary 3/6/2005
Voice Over Packet Cable Harvey Bazarian heads an IT consulting group that works at the frontier of innovation. He sums up the enormous potential of this better version of VOIP that could revolutionize communications. Harvey Bazarian, CEO All Technologies Commentary 3/2/2005
AOL Award TechCast wins First Prize in AOL technology strategy competition.   All Technologies News release 2/27/2005
Newsweek Article TechCast's work featured in Newsweek.   All Technologies News release 2/9/2005
E-DATING: Shopping Online for Romance Ryfie Amkraut conducted this study while a student in Prof. Halal's Emerging Technologies course because she was struck by the flurry of online dating services. It will intrigue you. Ryfka Amkraut All Technologies Commentary 10/10/2004
The Decline of Scientific Rationalism Professor John Artz integrates his studies of philosophy and computers to conclude that today's "rational" model of knowledge will soon pass. John Artz All Technologies Commentary 2/24/2002
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