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

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 ...

Syria May Be a Pivot Point for America

Syria May Be a Pivot Point for America

Regardless of what transpires in the geo-political landscape regarding the civil war in Syria, it may well be looked upon as a pivot point for citizens of the United States. This could be the beginning of a necessary and critical conversation about the future of the country in the Shift Age and, in the longer term, in the ...

Burning Man is Now a Meme

Burning Man is Now a Meme

Burning Man has become a meme. A fast moving, rapidly expanding, global meme. That was my take away from being at Burning Man this year. It has moved beyond the San Francisco Bay-area word of mouth, organic growth of the 1990s and the 2000s, and blown up into a phenomenon. I first became aware of the Burning Man ...

PRISM and Privacy: A Conversation That Must Be Had

PRISM and Privacy: A Conversation That Must Be Had

  I recently wrote about the decline in what used to be called privacy. The definition of privacy is mutable, ever-changing. What was considered private 100 years ago, even 20 years ago, is practically non-existent today. As I wrote in 2006, before the iPhone and all devices that have followed, “Technology ...

Privacy and the Two Realities of the Shift Age

Privacy and the Two Realities of the Shift Age

Now that PRISM has been unveiled, there are (and will be) significant discussions about personal privacy and government monitoring of personal communications. There are several levels or developing issues and trends that this revelation triggers for all of us to think about. Privacy The fast answer is that there is no ...