Guido Eekhaut

Futurist, Crime and Speculative Fiction Writer

Guido Eekhaut.

Futurist, Crime and Speculative literature writer, journalist.

This site is mainly about futurism. And about the state our world is in.

You’ll find here in-dept news and articles on items that will greatly influence our way of life.

I give presentations, talks, conferences. Get to know how the (near) future will work out for you.

I’ve been writing about the future for several decades, for newspapers and magazines.

Usually I write crime and speculative fiction, in English and Dutch.

Mobile: 32 476 283918

The export of U.S. goods to China are lower than they were in 2013 and 2014, but looking closer at the trade figures shows just how important China is to the U.S. economy. While there is an ever-widening trade gap between the two nations, the U.S.
Kenneth Rapoza / Forbes
Research suggests that although technology is important to the development of connected cities, there are other "softer" drivers at play.
When it comes to the " world's greatest military," the news has been shocking. Two fast U.S. Navy ships colliding with slow-moving commercial vessels with tragic loss of life. An Air Force that has been in the air continuously for years and yet doesn't have enough pilots to fly its combat jets.
The nation's current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history. "You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts."
We must break out of the 'debate' that communicative capitalism in which capital is endlessly cajoling us to participate in, and remember that we are involved in a class struggle. The goal is not to 'be' an activist, but to aid the working class to activate - and transform - itself.
Mark Fisher / The North Star
In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don't like. Here's why that's disastrous for education-and mental health. Something strange is happening at America's colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense.
The internet: the collective thoughts of a species. The word, Kotodama, is a Japanese word that roughly translates to "the spirit or the power of language." It is the belief that words can influence our environment, our minds, our bodies and our souls.
Steven Parton / Curiousapes
On the night of November 7, 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes's wife, Lucy, took to her bed with a headache. The returns from the Presidential election were trickling in, and the Hayeses, who had been spending the evening in their parlor, in Columbus, Ohio, were dismayed.
The best way to get an idea of what we're dealing with in Afghanistan is from the air. I was lucky enough - or unlucky, depending on how you see it - to fly from Bagram airfield to Kandahar and back when I was there over a decade ago.