On the Street and On Facebook: The Homeless Stay... →
Internet access has really become one of life’s necessities in some societies. (via @Changeist)
Open-source software in the recession: Born free |... →
Beyond Detroit: On the Road to Recovery, Let the... →
The New Socialism: Global Collectivist Society Is... →
Even if Kelly is using the words socialism and communism outside of their intellectual context he is really on to something important. I just wonder if the rethorical point by comparing it to Marx writings and what happened in the Soviet union is helping the cause or will it just put offpeople?
RAND | Monographs | Social Science for... →
RAND have collected the threads within the area of social science in order to structure the material on step. Really interesting!!
The Way We'll Work - The Future of Work - TIME →
Here are 10 ways your job will change. In fact, it already has.
Tomorrow’s Trends » All US Army Computers To Run... →
Well, that was that - the end of the Supremacy of the US!
Wired For War or How We Learned to Stop Worrying... →
The way I think about it is this — just like software, warfare is going open source. That is, we’re starting to use more and more systems that are commercial, off-the-shelf — some of it is even DIY. You can build your own version of the Raven drone, which is a widely used military drone, for about $1,000 dollars. So we have a flattening of the landscape of war and technology that...
Futurist Top Ten for 2009 and Beyond →
I’m not a regular reader of The Futurist any more since the web and the library seems to cover that need. Here for instance is nov-dec 2008 Outlook for 2009 from WFS. 1. Everything you say and do will be recorded by 2030 2. Bioviolence will become a greater threat as the technology becomes more accessible. Emerging scientific disciplines (notably genomics, nanotechnology, and other...
Sci-Fi Writers Dream Up Gadgets & Contingency... →
This is not anything new. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2007-05-29-deviant-thinkers-security_N.htm An part from this I read about the column in Wired of an early science fiction writer being invited for this purpose telling the story years before that.
PRI.ORG | "Terminator Salvation" and our romance... →
Sherry Turkle is talking about how robots are becoming sociable beings, something which have been discussed but often dismissed in the past. We have been so very sure that robots will be something very different from human beings or even animals. They will never be alive, or if the will be alive they will never have conciousness… We have been dead certain about that we never will include...
Wikinomics» Blog Archive » Twitter Coming Soon…... →
Interesting way forward for TV and interactive media… could Twitter be the bridge which leads over from broadcasting model to interaction model?
ChangeThis :: The Other Climate Crisis →
Ken Robinson writes about “The Other Climate Crisis” which has to do with human resources and how we think about them. Nothing new, but an important point to make in these times when we tend look at the effects and not on the causes.
An interview with Peter Schwartz- Corporate... →
Peter talks about scenario planning and underlines (again) the important insight that scenario planning is simply contingent thinking—something most of us indulge in, only here it is done in a more systematic and rigorous manner. If we are treating scenario planning as a magical process we will not achieve anything!
Art of the Future's Life Sustaining Environments:... →
A blog post summarizing George Friedman’s “The Next 100 years”
10 Workplace Skills of the Future; the skills... →
An interesting list of neologisms describing possible workplace skills of the future. Ping Quotient Excellent responsiveness to other people’s requests for engagement; strong propensity and ability to reach out to others in a network Longbroading Seeing a much bigger picture; thinking in terms of higher level systems, bigger networks, longer cycles Open Authorship Creating content for...
Cover story: 'Are we on track for a golden age of... →
How Not to Manage Innovation - Umair Haque -... →
Umair is sometimes hitting onto something (even if he also misses things by far sometimes) and this reverse rhetoric isn’t fresh but it was a long time since I saw it so it could be refreshing?
The Atlantic | May 1993 | Midlife Myths |... →
And old article twittered by @askpang… Yes, he is also about the same age as me! ;)
Dave Pollard: Ten Important Business Trends →
I am not sure my list would like exactly like this but somewhere in the vicinity.
Hans Rosling: HIV - nya fakta | Video on TED.com
Report: Babies Increasingly Born to Unwed Mothers... →
The rate of babies being born to unmarried women in the United States is starting to look more like that of some European countries, the report showed. For example, the percentage of babies born to unmarried women is about 66 percent in Iceland, about 55 percent in Sweden, about 50 percent in France and about 44 percent in the United Kingdom. This is just half of the story when talking about...
Deseret News | Universities will be 'irrelevant'... →
Climbing robot from Boston Dynamics →
OK, now the Boston Dynamics are adding the functionality of climbing to their robots. Now can’t escape them by climbing a tree either…
Seth’s Blog: The TED Tribes talk is now live Change is happening through tribes.
Science & Technology Outlook: 2005-2055 [SR-1011 &... →
In 2006 IFTF published a 50 year outlook of science, both as a written report and a visual map. Here they are! The reason they appeared now was that Marina Gorbis (@mgorbis) twittered about them in relation to a Fast Company article about visualization.
Is Information Visualization the Next Frontier for... →
Is it inflexion time for visualization now? When complexity rises and the need for overview and feedback visualization is a central tool, so it is perfectly natural. When at the same time processing power increases and advanced graphics chips become available for even mobil phones the chances are increasing even more.
(via On The Media: This Week) Paul Saffo comments on the effects of the Kindle and urge publishers to “flee into the future as fast as they can!”
Should Creative Workers Use Cognitive-Enhancing... →
Jamais Cascio is writing about cognitive enhancing drugs in the workplace. The use of cognitive drugs is driven, at least in part, by a perceived need to keep up with colleagues and rivals. The fear is, how much longer will it be possible for someone to reject the use of these drugs and still maintain competitive parity? If everyone else vying for the promotion uses modafinil to stay awake for 20...
Findings - Ear Plugs to Lasers - The Science of... →
Multitasking is a myth!!
Five futurist visionaries and what they got right... →
One of these correct predictions were the much ridiculed “The Limits of Growth” - which seems to have been largely correct.
The Traffic Guru →
An interesting article about a man who have an important perspective of humanity and policy making, here in the context of traffic. To me this is as important in far more areas than just traffic. Traffic signs, for Monderman, were an invitation to stop thinking, to stop acting on one’s own volition. In streets designed to safely handle the actions of the riskiest participants, everyone slips into...
The World's New Numbers →
Unexpected demographic changes: Perhaps the most striking fact about the demographic transformation now unfolding is that it is going to make the world look a lot more like Europe. The world is aging in an unprecedented way. A milepost in this process came in 1998, when for the first time the number of people in the developed world over the age of 60 outnumbered those below the age of 15. By 2047,...