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Futurist Forecasts Technology, Medical, Economic Trends for 2014
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Michael G. Zey, Ph.D. -- Future Trends and Longevity Expert Michael G. Zey, Ph.D. -- Future Trends and Longevity Expert
Mt. Freedom , NJ
Sunday, January 05, 2014

 
 MT. FREEDOM, NJ (Expansionary News Service) January 5, 2014. This year and beyond Americans will demand access to emerging medical technologies such as bio-printing of body parts, robotic surgery and robotic home health care, and will also expect their insurance programs to cover the costs.

Or so says sociologist and future trends expert Michael G. Zey, Ph.D, in a recent interview appearing in USAToday exploring the emerging trends of 2014.

According to Dr. Zey, breakthrough technologies, including the bio-printing of organs such as an ear or a pancreas, surgical robots, and nanotechnology will enable people to live well past 100.

He described a "clash, a conflict that's going to take place" between the public's expectations about medical treatment and "bare-boned" health care plans such as Obamacare and Medicaid.

Dr. Zey also predicted that economists' jubilation over a "recovering economy" will be short-lived. He described the New Normal of part-time, temporary" work . 80% of new jobs in the first half of 2013 were part-time positions, and Zey thinks this trend will continue. He also warns that the Federal Reserve is wading into dangerous economic waters by keeping interest rates near zero percent and continuing to print billions of dollars "out of thin air."

How can we finally end the years of economic stagnation and enter a new era of prosperity?

In his books such as The Future Factor and Seizing the Future, as well as in his forthcoming new edition of Ageless Nation" Dr. Zey describes his optimistic vision for the American and global future based on technological development and an economy that unleashes each individual's creative potential.

We can hope that 2014 is the year that the "better tomorrow" envisioned by Dr. Zey begins to unfold.

TO INTERVIEW DR. ZEY ABOUT FUTURE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, TECHNOLOGICAL, AND FUTURE TRENDS AND ISSUES, AS WELL AS HIS LATEST BOOK "AGELESS NATION" CONTACT HIM AT 973- 879-4776 (cell), 973-590-2567, or. OR E-MAIL HIM THROUGH WWW.ZEY.COM, Futurist3000@gmail.com , or http://www.examiner.com/x-38682-Future-Trends-Examiner

About Michael G. Zey

Dr. Michael G Zey is the author of "Ageless Nation" (New Horizons/Kensington), "The Future Factor" (Transaction Publishers; McGraw-Hill hard cover), "Seizing the Future: The Dawn of the Macroindustrial Era" (Simon and Schuster, hardcover; Transaction Publishers/ Paperback) and The Mentor Connection.

He consults in the areas of formal mentor programs, future trends, technology development, career issues, and leadership development for Fortune 500 companies and government, including AT&T, Nabisco (all divisions), Kaiser Associates, Warner Lambert, Hoechst-Celanese, United Technologies, the New York State Governor's Office of Employee Relations.

Dr. Michael Zey's controversial and original views on social and techno-trends have appeared in USAToday, the LA Times, Providence (RI) Journal, Boston Globe, Worth, the Christian Science Monitor, Entrepreneur, the Sacramento Bee, The Age (Melbourne, Australia), La Liberation (Paris), Prosper, Flair and Il Sole/24Ore (Italy) The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ABCnews.com, Radio Free Europe, La Monde, and XMSatellite''s USAToday/Newstalk station, NJ Business, as well as on WABC's "Batchelor and Alexander Show", AT&T's "Tech TV" and "The Bill Cunningham Show", as well as many NPR programs. He has been interviewed for The Wall Street Journal Report, CNBC, CNN, The Turning Point, and the Brazilian Globotv network program "Jornal Nacional". He has been an invited guest on FoxNews, PBS's Nightly Business Report, and ABC's 20/20. His views on human enhancement technologies appear on the website of the Discovery Channel, www.discovery.com.

He contributes to KNX-AM, the Los-Angeles news affiliate of CBS, and is the National Future Trends analyst at Examiner.com

Michael Zey serves as Executive Director of the Expansionary Institute (www.zey.com), is a Professor at Montclair State University, NJ and consults to corporations and government agencies.

 
 
Michael G. Zey, Ph.D.
Exec. Director
Expansionary Institute
Mount Freedom, NJ
973-879-4776
973-540-1969