Today I’d like to draw your attention to the site http://21stCenturyWaves.com.
This is the futures website and blog of Dr. Bruce Cordell and his collegues.
Bruce et al. use patterns in long-term trends in the economy, technology, and society that have repeated for the last 200 years to give us insight into the next 20.
Bruce Cordell is an educator (Dean, Natural Sciences at Fullerton College) and consultant who writes and speaks often on space exploration and colonization. He has degrees from UCLA (M.Sc.) and the University of Arizona (Ph.D.) in planetary and space physics, and was a Weizmann postdoctoral fellow at Caltech.
After serving as a physics professor at the California State University, Dr. Cordell flourished as a corporate space scientist and program manager for several years with General Dynamics, Space Systems in San Diego. During this time he worked closely with NASA on R&D contracts involving lunar bases and human missions to Mars, space transportation, and space resources.