Ted Coombs

Futurist Technologist Author Artist

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Anticipatory thinker leads the way in natural health, cryptoeconomics, software development, lasers, robotics and science. Ted Coombs has long been a proponent of scenario thinking. He created Futuristyx.com as a tool to see the future as industry and as topic experts see it. His early career in both scientific and industrial lasers and robotics prepared him to be on the cutting edge of technology. He began writing software in 1981 and was an early adopter of the Internet in 1991. He helped shape the future of work by co-founding Workers On Call a once disruptive freelancing technology. As part of a book project more than a decade a go Ted started Wikihistory.com.

Health & Anti-Aging

Ted Coombs developed a passion for natural healing after suffering a heart attack, and worse, suffering the side effects of the prescription drugs that followed. Today he uses his forensic background to learn the truth behind natural healing, supplements and life extension. He shares the information he researches with the world at LiveALonger.life.


Ted has authored and co-authored books such as Setting Up an Internet Site for Dummies, The Google PowerTools Bible, C# Programming, VB.NET Programming, 1001 Visual Basic Programmers Tips, ICQ FYI, Home Networking, dBASE for Windows Programming for Dummies, PowerBuilder 4 for Dummies, PowerBuilder Power Toolkit, and the local history book, Banyan Drive: The Stories of Incredible People. Most recently he has written, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity for Dummies and SPM for Dummies.

Other Things

Ted is the CTO and part owner of Franko Maps, an adventure map and guide company.

Ted is a member of Portrait Society of America, as a realistic portrait artist.

My Portrait Gallery

Ocean - Original acrylic paint

Hans - Original acrylic paint

Ecuador Boy - Original pastel

Cardiff Beach - Original acrylic paint

Chicklets in Tijuana - original acrylic paint

Leighton Coombs - conte crayon on paper c. 1970

The Orrery after Wright - acrylic on wood

Milkmaid after Vermeer - oil

Boys Eating Fruit after Murillo - oil

Marie - Original acrylic paint

Winter Sunset Over Kalapana - Acrylic

Kopper - Oil on linen 48"x33" April 2018

Thijs - Oil on Canvast 16x20" May 2018