Author: David Houle

David Houle

Called "America's Leading Futurist" David has authored four books,  including the Amazon #1 best seller "Entering the Shift Age".  He has delivered 500+ speeches  on all six continents and twelve countries and regularly leads corporate retreats about envisioning the future.  His web sites are www.davidhoule.comwww.evolutionshift.com and www.futurewow.com.  His email is david@davidhoule.com

About David Houle

Called "America's Leading Futurist" David has authored four books,  including the Amazon #1 best seller "Entering the Shift Age".  He has delivered 500+ speeches  on all six continents and twelve countries and regularly leads corporate retreats about envisioning the future.  His web sites are www.davidhoule.comwww.evolutionshift.com and www.futurewow.com.  His email is david@davidhoule.com

Marijuana and the Rapidity of Social Change

Marijuana and the Rapidity of Social Change

Think back five or six years ago, to 2008 or 2009, and think about equal marriage for people of the same sex. What did you think? If you were gay (or knew someone who was) and wanted to be married, you had clear and (perhaps) deeply-felt views. If not, perhaps you thought it was right that all people, regardless of sexual ...

A Crumbling Landscape: Rebuilding America for The Shift Age

A Crumbling Landscape: Rebuilding America for The Shift Age

Thousands of crumbling bridges, millions of gaping potholes, billions of dropped calls, limited bandwidth, a fragile electric grid, antiquated nuclear power plants, water and sewer systems that are decrepit and dangerous. This is not the foundation for another “American Century”; it is the disaster of the infrastructure ...

The Future of the Internet

The Future of the Internet

What might the future of the Internet be? What can it be? How empowering can it be for Capitalism and Democracy in the 21st century? What must we do to maximize the positive possibilities the Internet provides humanity as we stand at the fork in the road Buckminster Fuller foresaw decades ago: – Utopia or Oblivion? As ...

The New Health Age of Hospitals Has Begun!

The New Health Age of Hospitals Has Begun!

I recently wrote about the grand opening of Health City Cayman Islands. The grand opening of HCCI at the end of February ushered in a new era of hospitals in this century. HCCI has since opened its doors and is performing surgery on its first patients. It is starting to deliver on the promise of compassionate, lower cost, ...

Health City Cayman Islands – A Vision of 21st Century Health Care

Health City Cayman Islands – A Vision of 21st Century Health Care

Perhaps the most significant event in global health care in 2014 occurred on February 25, when Health City Cayman Islands had its grand opening. Health City is a new way to think of health care and health care delivery. It has the power to change – or at the least openly challenge – the way Americans think about ...

Forecasting The Shift Age: A Look Back (Part 3 of 3)

Forecasting The Shift Age: A Look Back (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third (and final) column that looks at the forecasts I have made on events through 2013. As pointed out in the first two columns, the purpose of these columns is to analyze why forecasts were correct and, if not, what they might mean looking forward. As stated in the first column: “... most people, and ...

Forecasting The Shift Age: A Look Back (Part 2 of 3)

Forecasting The Shift Age: A Look Back (Part 2 of 3)

This is my second of three columns covering a look back at the forecasts I made about things that might happen through the end of 2013. As I wrote in the first column, this is not an exercise in self-congratulation, but rather an opportunity to look back on forecast accuracy and analyze why or why not trends developed, ...

Forecasting The Shift Age: A Look Back (Part 1 of 3)

Forecasting The Shift Age: A Look Back (Part 1 of 3)

Eight years ago, I first began to write and speak about the future full-time. Then, as always, I was asked about what accurate forecasts I had made. This told me that my legitimacy (to some degree) would be based upon this. I started to make forecasts. The second thing I realized was that most people – certainly those ...

Is Privacy Dead?

Is Privacy Dead?

The fast and easy answer is yes. The privacy our parents and grandparents had is no longer. The privacy we still have in pockets of our lives will not be available to our children and grandchildren. The historical definition of privacy that has existed for centuries no longer exists. In the last seven years I have ...

As the Telegraph, So Now Goes the Landline Telephone

As the Telegraph, So Now Goes the Landline Telephone

In the middle of the 19th century, the telegraph was the first technology in history to speed up communications between two people or two locations. Prior to the telegraph, the speed of human communications was measured in horse days: how far a horse could travel in a day. It always amazes me to think that this was the ...