In the summer of 1998, when Larry Page and Sergey Brin were drafting an official business plan for the company they hoped to build around their Google search engine, they asked Guido Appenzeller for a little help.
Hong Kong will overtake London as the world's international financial capital by 2015, according to a new study by the Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR).
The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's top oil producer by 2017, the West's energy agency said on Monday, predicting Washington will come very close to achieving a previously unthinkable energy self-sufficiency.
Two mobile payment things happened today. They're both baby steps toward the future, but you'll only want to use one of them.
The U.S. Treasury quietly warned at the end of a statement issued last Wednesday that it expects the federal government to hit its legal debt limit before the end of this year
Romney lost today to a guy who is overseeing a horrible economy, prosecuting unpopular wars, and who can barely string 5 words together without a teleprompter. This was the best the Republican Party can do.
What’s particularly nervy — galling, really — about the idea that the US ought to be spreading our democratic system across the globe is the fact that we don’t have anything close to democracy in this country
I’ve seen the future of the USA. It is less than two hours by car from my home in metro Phoenix. I go there often and can’t wait to return home.
Doug Casey, founder of Casey Research and participant in our "Great Financial Debate: Carville vs. Krauthammer vs. Casey" at the 2012 New Orleans Investment Conference, and he shared with us some of the concepts from his panel discussions at the con
I believe the global economy stands on the brink of meltdown.
This talk was delivered at the 30th Anniversary Supporters Summit of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on October 26, 2012.
Bossa Nova Robotics has developed a robot that the company says is “the first step towards the creation of a 21st century personal robotics platform for everyday consumers.”
Space tourism and precious metal mines on asteroids are not as far off as you might think
After GE and Siemens, a third major industrial powerhouse has warned the solar energy market is floundering.
Commodities guru Jim Rogers explains why he is bullish on agricultural commodities.
In the future, we'll watch leaked footage of the unreleased Baked Goods Battle section of the 2012 presidential debates. Smell-o-vision available.
An all-star team of speculators--scientists, futurists, artists, and more--is premiering an exhibit on the city of the future at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Here's a look.
If you believe in that sort of thing, humanity can expect a mere two months left of existence before the Mayan apocalypse hits Dec. 21.
When economists forecast the future, they have to consider one key variable: people.
The forecast of the 2012 Presidential Election by Michael Berry and Kenneth Bicker, political science professors at the University of Colorado, that was released in August has been updated with more current economic information.
We're in the middle of watching Gluskin-Sheff economist David Rosenberg present a gloomy outlook for the economy at The Big Picture conference.
Smart phone will be implanted within 75 years
Former Presidential candidate and Reform Party founder Ross Perot broke his self-imposed public retirement to make a bold warning: America could be taken over.
Garret LoPorto (WaySeers.Org) provides an update on Upriser: The Evolution of Revolution (ultimate platform for rapid grassroots organizing, seeding revolutionary ideas, innovation, launching startups, whistle-blowing, and starting and coordinating
Canada avoided many of the mistakes that the U.S. made in its housing market.
In the financial world, the month of October is synonymous with stock market crashes.
Despite the 6.5% stock market rally over the last three months, a handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast.
Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke is likely to use a speech Monday to try to focus the market’s attention back on the central bank’s aggressive easing policy and away from the doubts about the policy, Fed watchers say.
The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub -- so why can’t governments?