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Skin Cells Soon Will Treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Patients

April 20, 2014 - DNA extracted from the skin of a 35 and 75 year-old male has been injected into four denucleated human eggs to produce clones of the skin donors. The stem cells extracted from these embryos matches their male donors.

Arctic Ice Melt Season Increasing Several Days Per Decade Says Study

April 20, 2014 - The Arctic is the one area of the globe most susceptible to atmospheric warming and according to the latest data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA, the season of

Beer Under Threat from Climate Change

April 19, 2014 - Watch what happens when beer drinkers around the world find out that because of climate change a pint of their favorite beer and ale may cost much more, and taste different as well.

One of Canada's Biggest Banks Looks at the Economics of Weather Events

The Toronto-Dominion Bank, currently vying for the number one position in Canada, and a growing player in the United States, issued on April 14 a special report, Natural Catastrophes: A Canadian Economic Perspective. The document doesn't directly talk about climate change but it is inferred throughout. Instead, it talks about "weather conditions" and their socioeconomic impact.

Mars Rover Gets Spring Dusting on Mars - Embarks on Two Year Trek

Opportunity, the little Martian rover, continues to click after a decade on the planet's surface. It is a remarkable story that the technology continues to function providing new discoveries for scientists here on Earth. Opportunity's original mission along with its companion, Spirit, was for 90 days.

The Future of Biometric Identification and Authentication

Biometrics has been hailed by some as a wonderful way of determining someone’s identity, and by others as a security mechanism that is far too easy to spoof. I generally fall in the second category. I don’t mind using it for simple unimportant things like turning on my tablet, on which I keep nothing sensitive, but so far I would never trust it as part of any system that gives access to my money or sensitive files.

The Futurist

In the May-June 2014 (Vol. 48, No. 3) Issue:

  • Mission for Worldwide Innovation
  • Euphoric, Harmless, and Affordable: A Trend Analysis of Sex
  • Where Will the Century of Biology Lead Us?
  • Rx Disruption: Technology Trends in Medicine and Health Care
  • Sniffing out the Future of Medicine
  • Adventures in Personal Genomics
  • Extending Pet Longevity: Our Companions in Sickness and in Health

Futurist Update

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  • Air Pollution Is Deadlier Than We Thought
  • Planet-Hunting Astronomers Get Help from a Robot
  • A "Green" Solution to High Drug Prices
  • WorldFuture 2014 Speakers Bookshelf
  • What's Hot in The Futurist magazine

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WorldFuture 2014

Meet these thought-provoking futurists at the World Future Society's annual conference:

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Hazel Henderson

Hazel Henderson is founder of Ethical Markets Media and the creator and co-executive producer of its TV series and is a world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, and author, St. Augustine, Florida, USA.

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Rob Bencini

Rob Bencini (@robbencini) is an economic futurist and author from Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

Clay Rawlings is an attorney and author from Houston, Texas, USA.

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Clay Rawlings

Rob Bencini (@robbencini) is an economic futurist and author from Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

Clay Rawlings is an attorney and author from Houston, Texas, USA.

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Arnulfo Valdivia Machuca

Arnulfo Valdivia Machuca (@ArnulfoValdivia) is the Mexican Ambassador to Colombia. He has served as Coordinator of International Affairs of the Government of the State of Mexico and Economic Advisor to the Governor of the State of Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico

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Joe Tankersley

Joe Tankersley (@jatank) is a writer and futurist for Walt Disney Imagineering in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

Cindy Frewen (@Urbanverse) is board chair of APF, architect, founder of Frewen Architects, and adjunct professor of strategic foresight at University of Houston Futures Studies graduate program. Leawood, Kansas, USA.

Steven Seibert is a founding partner of trisect LLC. Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

Sara Robinson (@SaraRobinson) is a social futurist, columnist, and collaborator with Cognitive Policy Works. Seattle, Washington, USA.

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Cindy Frewen

Joe Tankersley (@jatank) is a writer and futurist for Walt Disney Imagineering in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

Cindy Frewen (@Urbanverse) is board chair of APF, architect, founder of Frewen Architects, and adjunct professor of strategic foresight at University of Houston Futures Studies graduate program. Leawood, Kansas, USA.

Steven Seibert is a founding partner of trisect LLC. Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

Sara Robinson (@SaraRobinson) is a social futurist, columnist, and collaborator with Cognitive Policy Works. Seattle, Washington, USA.

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David Wood

David Wood was co-founder of Symbian, the creator of the world's first successful smartphone operating system, and served on Symbian's leadership team in London from 1996-2009. Subsequently, he was CTO of Accenture Mobility and now acts as independent consultant and writer. As chair of London Futurists, he has organized regular meetings in London since March 2008 on topics related to futurism, transhumanism, technoprogressivism, and the singularity, Surbiton, United Kingdom.

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Edwin Mourino

Edwin Mouriño-Ruiz is a Human Capital Practitioner, advisor, and educator. Orlando, Florida, USA.

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Jason Swanson

Jason Swanson (@JasonSwanson) is a research associate, European Futures Observatory, he is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Kate Burgess-MacIntosh (@KLBMacIntosh) Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Laura Schlehuber (@LSchlehuber) is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston, an actuarial consultant at Ernst & Young and a student member of the Association of Professional Futurists. Friendswood, Texas, USA. (See also)

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Kate Burgess-MacIntosh

Jason Swanson (@JasonSwanson) is a research associate, European Futures Observatory, he is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Kate Burgess-MacIntosh (@KLBMacIntosh) Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Laura Schlehuber (@LSchlehuber) is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston, an actuarial consultant at Ernst & Young and a student member of the Association of Professional Futurists. Friendswood, Texas, USA. (See also)

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Laura Schlehuber

Jason Swanson (@JasonSwanson) is a research associate, European Futures Observatory, he is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Kate Burgess-MacIntosh (@KLBMacIntosh) Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Laura Schlehuber (@LSchlehuber) is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston, an actuarial consultant at Ernst & Young and a student member of the Association of Professional Futurists. Friendswood, Texas, USA. (See also)

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Michael Zey

Michael G. Zey is executive director, The Expansionary Institute. Media: CNN, CBS radio, ABC, a professor at Montclair State University, and an author. Morristown, New Jersey, USA.

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Jorge Vanegas

Jorge Vanegas is dean of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. College Station, Texas, USA.
Rodney Hill is a professor in the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University. College Station, Texas, USA.

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Rodney Hill

Jorge Vanegas is dean of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. College Station, Texas, USA.
Rodney Hill is a professor in the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University. College Station, Texas, USA.

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Robert Moran

Robert Moran is a data-driven strategist and author working at the intersection of business, public policy and emerging consumer trends and attitudes. A Partner with the Brunswick Group, he is an internationally recognized speaker on industry futures, strategic foresight tools, public opinion and market research.Fairfax, Virginia, USA.

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John Sweeney

John Sweeney is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the head of the advertising sequence and directs the Sports Communication Program. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

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Tony Kim

Tony Kim is professor and chair of the design management department of IDAS, Hongik University, and director of Future Design Lab. Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Eun-young Oh Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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James Lee

James Lee is founder of Strategic Foresight Investments. Wilmington, Delaware, USA.

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Haley Smith

Haley Smith is a communications project lead for Balfour Beatty Construction’s National Business Acquisition team. In this role, she is helping lead the company’s Business Acquisition and Client Advocacy strategy. For the past 18 months, Haley has been part of the Case4Space research consortium representing the millennial perspective.

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Jim Damicis
Jim Damicis (@jdamicis) is senior vice president, Camoin Associates. Portland, Maine, USA.

Rupam Shrivastava director, ePlanet Capital. San Jose, California, USA.

Virginia Gibbs is president, Fayette County, Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Fayetteville, Georgia, USA.
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Rupam Shrivastava
Jim Damicis (@jdamicis) is senior vice president, Camoin Associates. Portland, Maine, USA.

Rupam Shrivastava director, ePlanet Capital. San Jose, California, USA.

Virginia Gibbs is president, Fayette County, Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Fayetteville, Georgia, USA.
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Virginia Gibbs
Jim Damicis (@jdamicis) is senior vice president, Camoin Associates. Portland, Maine, USA.

Rupam Shrivastava director, ePlanet Capital. San Jose, California, USA.

Virginia Gibbs is president, Fayette County, Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Fayetteville, Georgia, USA.
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Rex Miller

Rex Miller is an author, futurist and practitioner with a graduate degree in the power of media landscapes as drivers of change. North Richland Hills, Texas, USA.

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Om Marwah

Om Marwah has an academic background in cognitive science and geography, and his focus is to understand how the systems of the mind interact with one's social and cultural environment to produce behavior. He applies his expertise to big data in order to understand consumer behavior in a way previously unachievable by psychology. Some of his current interests include biohacking, travel, meditation, and water related issues. Cupertino, California, USA

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Alisha Bhagat

Alisha Bhagat is a futurist and sustainability advisor at Forum for the Future. In her past role as a United States government consultant in the security field she engaged with scenario modeling and analysis on foreign policy topics. She is the co-founder of the Myanmar Futures Exchange, a two-day summit on sustainable economic development in Myanmar and most recently completed a futures workshop for a national feminist organization. New York, Mew York, USA.

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David N. Bengston

George Kubik (moderator) is president of Anticipatory Futures Group, LLC. Eagan, Minnesota, USA

David N. Bengston @BengstonDavid is an environmental futurist, U.S. Forest Service. St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. @kubi0021

Michael Dockry @mdockryforestis a social forester, U.S. Forest Service. St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

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Brenda Cooper

Brenda Cooper, (@brendacooper) author of The Creative Fire and The Silver Ship and the Sea, is a futurist, conservationist, and the chief information officer of the City of Kirkland, Washington. (See also)

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Ashok Vaseashta

Ashok Vaseashta is the director of the Institutes for Advanced Sciences Convergence and International Clean Water. He was professor and director of research at the Nanomaterials Processing & Characterization Laboratories at Marshall University. Dr. Vaseashta is senior member IEEE, fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology, Fellow of American Physical Society and senior fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. Herndon, Virginia, USA.

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Jerome Glenn

Jerome Glenn is CEO of The Millennium Project, co-author 2013-2014 State of the Future, Futures Research Methodology 3.0, and The Global Futures Intelligence System. Washington, DC, USA.

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Linda Groff

Linda Groff is director, Global Options/Evolutionary Futures; Professor, California State University. Playa del Rey, California, USA.
Kazuo Mizuta is professor emeritus, Kyoto Sangyo University. Kyoto, Japan
Fabienne Goux-Baudiment is director, Progective, member of the Association of professional Futurists (APF). Paris, France.
Bill Halal is founder of TeleCast, professor emeritus of Management, Technology, and Innovation at George Washington University. Washington, DC, USA.
Tom Lombardo is director of the of the Center for Future Consciousness, director of The Wisdom Page, professor emeritus and retired faculty chair of Psychology, Philosophy, and the Future at Rio Salado College. Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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Kazuo Mizuta

Linda Groff is director, Global Options/Evolutionary Futures; Professor, California State University. Playa del Rey, California, USA.
Kazuo Mizuta is professor emeritus, Kyoto Sangyo University. Kyoto, Japan
Fabienne Goux-Baudiment is director, Progective, member of the Association of professional Futurists (APF). Paris, France.
Bill Halal is founder of TeleCast, professor emeritus of Management, Technology, and Innovation at George Washington University. Washington, DC, USA.
Tom Lombardo is director of the of the Center for Future Consciousness, director of The Wisdom Page, professor emeritus and retired faculty chair of Psychology, Philosophy, and the Future at Rio Salado College. Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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Fabienne Goux-Baudiment

Linda Groff is director, Global Options/Evolutionary Futures; Professor, California State University. Playa del Rey, California, USA.
Kazuo Mizuta is professor emeritus, Kyoto Sangyo University. Kyoto, Japan
Fabienne Goux-Baudiment is director, Progective, member of the Association of professional Futurists (APF). Paris, France.
Bill Halal is founder of TeleCast, professor emeritus of Management, Technology, and Innovation at George Washington University. Washington, DC, USA.
Tom Lombardo is director of the of the Center for Future Consciousness, director of The Wisdom Page, professor emeritus and retired faculty chair of Psychology, Philosophy, and the Future at Rio Salado College. Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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Andy Hines

Andy Hines is program coordinator and lecturer with the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight. Dr. Hines is an author and does speaking, workshops, and consulting through his firm, Hinesight from Houston, Texas, USA. (@futurist_Ahines)

Peter C. Bishop (@realfuturist) is an associate professor of Strategic Foresight at the University of Houston. Dr. Bishop is an author and specializes in techniques for long-term forecasting and planning from Houston, Texas, USA.
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Jim Breaux is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston, a registered professional engineer and a student member of the Association of Professional Futurists, World Future Society and World Futures Studies Federation. He will present on “Emergency Preparedness, Ready or Not…” Baytown, Texas, USA.
Kurt Callaway is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston. After a 28 year career with IBM as a software engineer, he works currently as an independent business analyst. Kurt will present on “The Harvesting of Space Resources.” Houston, Texas
Laura Schlehuber is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston, an actuarial consultant at Ernst & Young and a student member of the Association of Professional Futurists. She will present on “The Future of National Performance.” Friendswood, Texas, USA.

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Peter Bishop

Andy Hines is program coordinator and lecturer with the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight. Dr. Hines is an author and does speaking, workshops, and consulting through his firm, Hinesight from Houston, Texas, USA. (@futurist_Ahines)

Peter C. Bishop (@realfuturist) is an associate professor of Strategic Foresight at the University of Houston. Dr. Bishop is an author and specializes in techniques for long-term forecasting and planning from Houston, Texas, USA.
See also
Jim Breaux is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston, a registered professional engineer and a student member of the Association of Professional Futurists, World Future Society and World Futures Studies Federation. He will present on “Emergency Preparedness, Ready or Not…” Baytown, Texas, USA.
Kurt Callaway is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston. After a 28 year career with IBM as a software engineer, he works currently as an independent business analyst. Kurt will present on “The Harvesting of Space Resources.” Houston, Texas
Laura Schlehuber is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston, an actuarial consultant at Ernst & Young and a student member of the Association of Professional Futurists. She will present on “The Future of National Performance.” Friendswood, Texas, USA.

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Jim Breaux

Andy Hines is program coordinator and lecturer with the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight. Dr. Hines is an author and does speaking, workshops, and consulting through his firm, Hinesight from Houston, Texas, USA. (@futurist_Ahines)

Peter C. Bishop (@realfuturist) is an associate professor of Strategic Foresight at the University of Houston. Dr. Bishop is an author and specializes in techniques for long-term forecasting and planning from Houston, Texas, USA.
See also
Jim Breaux is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston, a registered professional engineer and a student member of the Association of Professional Futurists, World Future Society and World Futures Studies Federation. He will present on “Emergency Preparedness, Ready or Not…” Baytown, Texas, USA.
Kurt Callaway is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston. After a 28 year career with IBM as a software engineer, he works currently as an independent business analyst. Kurt will present on “The Harvesting of Space Resources.” Houston, Texas
Laura Schlehuber is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston, an actuarial consultant at Ernst & Young and a student member of the Association of Professional Futurists. She will present on “The Future of National Performance.” Friendswood, Texas, USA.

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Laura Schlehuber

Andy Hines is program coordinator and lecturer with the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Foresight. Dr. Hines is an author and does speaking, workshops, and consulting through his firm, Hinesight from Houston, Texas, USA. (@futurist_Ahines)

Peter C. Bishop (@realfuturist) is an associate professor of Strategic Foresight at the University of Houston. Dr. Bishop is an author and specializes in techniques for long-term forecasting and planning from Houston, Texas, USA.
See also
Jim Breaux is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston, a registered professional engineer and a student member of the Association of Professional Futurists, World Future Society and World Futures Studies Federation. He will present on “Emergency Preparedness, Ready or Not…” Baytown, Texas, USA.
Kurt Callaway is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston. After a 28 year career with IBM as a software engineer, he works currently as an independent business analyst. Kurt will present on “The Harvesting of Space Resources.” Houston, Texas
Laura Schlehuber is a graduate student of Foresight at the University of Houston, an actuarial consultant at Ernst & Young and a student member of the Association of Professional Futurists. She will present on “The Future of National Performance.” Friendswood, Texas, USA.

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Rick Smyre

Rick Smyre (@COTFtransform) is president, Center for Communities of the Future, Gastonia, North Carolina, USA

Butch Grove (@ButchGrove) is assistant vice president, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Benita Budd is president, North Carolina Community College Faculty Association, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Maggie de la Teja is vice president of Student Development Services, Northeast Campus, Tarrant County College, Ft. Worth, Texas, USA

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Butch Grove

Rick Smyre (@COTFtransform) is president, Center for Communities of the Future, Gastonia, North Carolina, USA

Butch Grove (@ButchGrove) is assistant vice president, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Benita Budd is president, North Carolina Community College Faculty Association, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Maggie de la Teja is vice president of Student Development Services, Northeast Campus, Tarrant County College, Ft. Worth, Texas, USA

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Cynthia G. Wagner

Cynthia G. Wagner
is editor of THE FUTURIST magazine and has been with the World Future Society since 1981. Among her credits are a variety of articles, book reviews, and photography. She was the editor of the e-mail newsletter Futurist Update (2001-2011) and of several editions of the annual conference volume. Bethesda, Maryland, USA. (@WorldFutureSoc)(See also)

Erica Orange (@ErOrange) is a vice president of Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc. (WEB), one of the world's leading futurist consulting firms. WEB identifies social, economic, political, and technological trends and evaluates the implications of those trends for many of the world's largest companies, government agencies, and trade associations. New York, New York, USA.

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Erica Orange

Cynthia G. Wagner
is editor of THE FUTURIST magazine and has been with the World Future Society since 1981. Among her credits are a variety of articles, book reviews, and photography. She was the editor of the e-mail newsletter Futurist Update (2001-2011) and of several editions of the annual conference volume. Bethesda, Maryland, USA. (@WorldFutureSoc)(See also)

Erica Orange (@ErOrange) is a vice president of Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc. (WEB), one of the world's leading futurist consulting firms. WEB identifies social, economic, political, and technological trends and evaluates the implications of those trends for many of the world's largest companies, government agencies, and trade associations. New York, New York, USA.

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Karl Albrecht

Karl Albrecht is an executive management consultant, business futurist, lecturer, and author of more than 20 books on professional achievement, organizational performance, and business strategy. San Diego, California, USA

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Susan Alman

Susan Alman is on the Library and Information Science Faculty at San Jose State University where she teaches a futuring course on Exploring Future Technologies. The course will be offered as a MOOC in the fall of 2014. Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA

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Jay Gary

Jay Gary (@drjaygary) is an assistant professor in Strategic Foresight at Regent University. Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.

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Paul Saffo

Paul Saffo (@psaffo) is co-founder and managing director of Foresight at DISCERN, consulting associate professor at Stanford University, and visiting scholar at Stanford Media-X. San Francisco, California, USA.

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Willis Goldbeck

Willis Goldbeck is a member of the board of director at Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) and foresight education designer and program coordinator, Office of Overseas Schools, US State Department. Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

Lisa Hasler Waters is an associate futurist, of educational futures/foresight education at Institute for Alternative Futures. Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

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Lisa Hasler Waters

Willis Goldbeck is a member of the board of director at Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) and foresight education designer and program coordinator, Office of Overseas Schools, US State Department. Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

Lisa Hasler Waters is an associate futurist, of educational futures/foresight education at Institute for Alternative Futures. Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

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Joe Tankersley

Joe Tankersley is a writer and futurist, Walt Disney Imagineering. Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

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Nicole Baker

Nicole Baker is an associate at Kedge with a background in interpersonal communication. Orlando, Florida USA .

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Amy Zalman

Amy Zalman @StratNarrativehas spent twenty years helping people and organizations uncover and develop their own best stories to guide them into the future. Dr. Zalman is the founder of Strategic Narrative, and is Department of Defense Chair of Information Integration at the National War College. Washington D.C., USA.

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John Smart

John Smart (@johnmsmart) is a foresight consultant, educator, and scholar. He is president of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, a consultancy working to improve organizational strategy with respect to accelerating scientific, technological, business, and social change, co-founder of the Evo Devo Universe complex systems research community, and a co-founder of FERN. Mountain View, California, USA.

Susan Fant is executive director of FERN and its directory of foresight resources, GlobalForesight.org. She is particularly interested in more entry-level professional foresight information reaching students and business people worldwide, and in promoting more first-level free and low-cost training and certificate programs in foresight.

Josh Davis is a futurist and foresight analyst at Aperio Insights, a program associate at the Maclellan Foundation, and the Careers Guide Director at FERN. Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

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Susan Fant

John Smart (@johnmsmart) is a foresight consultant, educator, and scholar. He is president of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, a consultancy working to improve organizational strategy with respect to accelerating scientific, technological, business, and social change, co-founder of the Evo Devo Universe complex systems research community, and a co-founder of FERN. Mountain View, California, USA.

Susan Fant is executive director of FERN and its directory of foresight resources, GlobalForesight.org. She is particularly interested in more entry-level professional foresight information reaching students and business people worldwide, and in promoting more first-level free and low-cost training and certificate programs in foresight.

Josh Davis is a futurist and foresight analyst at Aperio Insights, a program associate at the Maclellan Foundation, and the Careers Guide Director at FERN. Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

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Jan Amkreutz

Jan Amkreutz is the author of “Digital Spirit; Minding the future” and “Rendezvous in Eden: explaining digital or the making of human.” Pahrump, Nevada, USA.

Tim Mack (moderator) is president of the World Future Society, an experienced foresight consultant and researcher, and a long-time veteran of the futures field. Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Jerome C. Glenn is CEO of The Millennium Project with 50 Nodes around the world, lead author of 2013-2014 State of the Future Report, manager of the Global Futures Intelligence System, editor of Futures Research Methodology 3.0. Washington, DC, USA.

Linda Groff is director, Global Options/Evolutionary Futures; Professor, California State University. Playa del Rey, California, USA

Fabienne Goux-Baudiment is director, ProGective and a member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Paris, France.

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Tim Mack

Jan Amkreutz is the author of “Digital Spirit; Minding the future” and “Rendezvous in Eden: explaining digital or the making of human.” Pahrump, Nevada, USA.

Tim Mack (moderator) is president of the World Future Society, an experienced foresight consultant and researcher, and a long-time veteran of the futures field. Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Jerome C. Glenn is CEO of The Millennium Project with 50 Nodes around the world, lead author of 2013-2014 State of the Future Report, manager of the Global Futures Intelligence System, editor of Futures Research Methodology 3.0. Washington, DC, USA.

Linda Groff is director, Global Options/Evolutionary Futures; Professor, California State University. Playa del Rey, California, USA

Fabienne Goux-Baudiment is director, ProGective and a member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Paris, France.

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Jerome C. Glenn

Jan Amkreutz is the author of “Digital Spirit; Minding the future” and “Rendezvous in Eden: explaining digital or the making of human.” Pahrump, Nevada, USA.

Tim Mack (moderator) is president of the World Future Society, an experienced foresight consultant and researcher, and a long-time veteran of the futures field. Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Jerome C. Glenn is CEO of The Millennium Project with 50 Nodes around the world, lead author of 2013-2014 State of the Future Report, manager of the Global Futures Intelligence System, editor of Futures Research Methodology 3.0. Washington, DC, USA.

Linda Groff is director, Global Options/Evolutionary Futures; Professor, California State University. Playa del Rey, California, USA

Fabienne Goux-Baudiment is director, ProGective and a member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Paris, France.

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Linda Groff

Jan Amkreutz is the author of “Digital Spirit; Minding the future” and “Rendezvous in Eden: explaining digital or the making of human.” Pahrump, Nevada, USA.

Tim Mack (moderator) is president of the World Future Society, an experienced foresight consultant and researcher, and a long-time veteran of the futures field. Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Jerome C. Glenn is CEO of The Millennium Project with 50 Nodes around the world, lead author of 2013-2014 State of the Future Report, manager of the Global Futures Intelligence System, editor of Futures Research Methodology 3.0. Washington, DC, USA.

Linda Groff is director, Global Options/Evolutionary Futures; Professor, California State University. Playa del Rey, California, USA

Fabienne Goux-Baudiment is director, ProGective and a member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Paris, France.

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Fabienne Goux-Baudiment

Jan Amkreutz is the author of “Digital Spirit; Minding the future” and “Rendezvous in Eden: explaining digital or the making of human.” Pahrump, Nevada, USA.

Tim Mack (moderator) is president of the World Future Society, an experienced foresight consultant and researcher, and a long-time veteran of the futures field. Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Jerome C. Glenn is CEO of The Millennium Project with 50 Nodes around the world, lead author of 2013-2014 State of the Future Report, manager of the Global Futures Intelligence System, editor of Futures Research Methodology 3.0. Washington, DC, USA.

Linda Groff is director, Global Options/Evolutionary Futures; Professor, California State University. Playa del Rey, California, USA

Fabienne Goux-Baudiment is director, ProGective and a member of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Paris, France.

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Marci Segal

Marci Segal (@marcisegal) is president of creativityland inc and founder of World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21. A creativity expert since 1984, Marci consults, speaks about and helps executive leadership teams leverage creativity styles, methods, processes, and environments to free thinking and to create new futures. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Lawrence Baines

Lawrence Baines is associate dean for Research at University of Oklahoma. Norman, Oklahoma, USA.

Vicki Stein is program director at Future Problem Solving International (FPSI) and was a classroom teacher for 37 years. Melbourne, Florida, USA.

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Terrance Malkinson

T.J. Malkinson is a researcher, editor, futurist, journalist, manager, and multisport athlete. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Chang He is a research assistant at University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Mariana Todorova

Mariana Todorova is from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Sofia, Bulgaria.

Alethia Montero is a Psychofuturartist and a member of the World Future Society, World Future Studies Federation. Mexico City, Mexico.
Guillermina Baena is a member of the World Future Society, World Future Studies Federation. Mexico City, DIF, Mexico.

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Trevor Haldenby

Trevor Haldenby is a designer, futurist, and digital storyteller. He brings stories about the future to life. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Neeraj Mital

Neeraj Mital is a futurist writer, and founder and president of Sofnet Technology, Inc., a technology consulting company. He is passionate about envisioning a better future for mankind. Newtonville, Massachussetts, United States.

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Juan F. Suarez

Juan F. "Kiko" Suarez (@Jfsuarez) is vice president of Communications and Innovation, Lumina Foundation, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller is visiting senior research fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and an adjunct professor at Singapore Management University and Copenhagen Business School, Singapore

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Herman Finley

Herman Finley (moderator) is an associate professor. Asia Pacific Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Scott Hauger is an associate professor, Climate, Asia Pacific Center. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Virginia Bacay-Watson is an associate professor, Energy, Asia Pacific Center. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

David Shanahan is the deputy dean of the College of Security Studies, Asia Pacific Center. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

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Yul Anderson

Yul Anderson is founder and president of Yul Anderson Consulting, he is also working with African leaders, historians, and the U.S. Census Department to develop economic indicators for African American and African Future economic and social development. Miami, Florida, USA.

Gilbert Raiford is a university professor, mental health consultant, and expert on social issues affecting African Americans. Miami, Florida, USA.

Lesley Gist is a high school teacher, historian, and author. She advocates for promoting social change brought about by people acting in good faith towards one another. Ringwood, New Jersey, USA.

Derek Hankerson (@DBHFL500) is a director, writer and producer of Freedom Roads Productions. Jacksonville, Florida USA.

Marilyn Stephens is the Data Dissemination Specialist for the United States Census Bureau, Atlanta Region. She speaks on demographic diversity and multicultural workshops Miami, Florida, USA.

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Gilbert Raiford

Yul Anderson is founder and president of Yul Anderson Consulting, he is also working with African leaders, historians, and the U.S. Census Department to develop economic indicators for African American and African Future economic and social development. Miami, Florida, USA.

Gilbert Raiford is a university professor, mental health consultant, and expert on social issues affecting African Americans. Miami, Florida, USA.

Lesley Gist is a high school teacher, historian, and author. She advocates for promoting social change brought about by people acting in good faith towards one another. Ringwood, New Jersey, USA.

Derek Hankerson (@DBHFL500) is a director, writer and producer of Freedom Roads Productions. Jacksonville, Florida USA.

Marilyn Stephens is the Data Dissemination Specialist for the United States Census Bureau, Atlanta Region. She speaks on demographic diversity and multicultural workshops Miami, Florida, USA.

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Lesley Gist

Yul Anderson is founder and president of Yul Anderson Consulting, he is also working with African leaders, historians, and the U.S. Census Department to develop economic indicators for African American and African Future economic and social development. Miami, Florida, USA.

Gilbert Raiford is a university professor, mental health consultant, and expert on social issues affecting African Americans. Miami, Florida, USA.

Lesley Gist is a high school teacher, historian, and author. She advocates for promoting social change brought about by people acting in good faith towards one another. Ringwood, New Jersey, USA.

Derek Hankerson (@DBHFL500) is a director, writer and producer of Freedom Roads Productions. Jacksonville, Florida USA.

Marilyn Stephens is the Data Dissemination Specialist for the United States Census Bureau, Atlanta Region. She speaks on demographic diversity and multicultural workshops Miami, Florida, USA.

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Derek Hankerson

Yul Anderson is founder and president of Yul Anderson Consulting, he is also working with African leaders, historians, and the U.S. Census Department to develop economic indicators for African American and African Future economic and social development. Miami, Florida, USA.

Gilbert Raiford is a university professor, mental health consultant, and expert on social issues affecting African Americans. Miami, Florida, USA.

Lesley Gist is a high school teacher, historian, and author. She advocates for promoting social change brought about by people acting in good faith towards one another. Ringwood, New Jersey, USA.

Derek Hankerson (@DBHFL500) is a director, writer and producer of Freedom Roads Productions. Jacksonville, Florida USA.

Marilyn Stephens is the Data Dissemination Specialist for the United States Census Bureau, Atlanta Region. She speaks on demographic diversity and multicultural workshops Miami, Florida, USA.

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Marilyn Stephens

Yul Anderson is founder and president of Yul Anderson Consulting, he is also working with African leaders, historians, and the U.S. Census Department to develop economic indicators for African American and African Future economic and social development. Miami, Florida, USA.

Gilbert Raiford is a university professor, mental health consultant, and expert on social issues affecting African Americans. Miami, Florida, USA.

Lesley Gist is a high school teacher, historian, and author. She advocates for promoting social change brought about by people acting in good faith towards one another. Ringwood, New Jersey, USA.

Derek Hankerson (@DBHFL500) is a director, writer and producer of Freedom Roads Productions. Jacksonville, Florida USA.

Marilyn Stephens is the Data Dissemination Specialist for the United States Census Bureau, Atlanta Region. She speaks on demographic diversity and multicultural workshops Miami, Florida, USA.

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Clem Bezold

Clem Bezold is chairman and senior futurist, Institute for Alternative Futures, and recipient of the World Future Society's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011; member, Association of Professional Futurists. Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

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John Schmidt

John Schmidt is a team leader, Strategic Research and Analysis, at FINTRAC, Canada’s FIU. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Patricia Sommerville teaches policy analysts to use foresight for the Government of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Patricia Sommerville

John Schmidt is a team leader, Strategic Research and Analysis, at FINTRAC, Canada’s FIU. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Patricia Sommerville teaches policy analysts to use foresight for the Government of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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David Pearce Snyder

David Pearce Snyder is a consulting futurist and contributing editor for The Futurist. Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
See also.

Corinne Hill has been in the library business for 19 years and is currently the Executive Director of Chattanooga Public Library. In January, Library Journal, a trade publication, named her its 2014 Librarian of the Year. She believes that public libraries are places for personal fulfillment, content creation and community engagement. Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

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Karen Moloney

Karen Moloney (@kazmoloney)is a Chartered Psychologist, consultant, writer, speaker, and the founder and director of Moloney Minds, London, United Kingdom

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Jose Cordeiro

Jose Cordeiro is founder of the WFS Venezuela Chapter and chair of the Venezuela Millennium Project . He is a faculty member of Singularity University, NASA, Caracas, Venezuela.

Jason Dunn is a graduate student at Singularity University, Mountain View, California, USA

Bj Price (@sonarstrange) is a graduate student at Singularity University, Mountain View, California, USA

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Jason Dunn

Jose Cordeiro is founder of the WFS Venezuela Chapter and chair of the Venezuela Millennium Project . He is a faculty member of Singularity University, NASA, Caracas, Venezuela.

Jason Dunn is a graduate student at Singularity University, Mountain View, California, USA

Bj Price (@sonarstrange) is a graduate student at Singularity University, Mountain View, California, USA

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Bj Price

Jose Cordeiro is founder of the WFS Venezuela Chapter and chair of the Venezuela Millennium Project . He is a faculty member of Singularity University, NASA, Caracas, Venezuela.

Jason Dunn is a graduate student at Singularity University, Mountain View, California, USA

Bj Price (@sonarstrange) is a graduate student at Singularity University, Mountain View, California, USA

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Gary Marx

Gary Marx is an author, futurist, and the president of the Center for Public Outreach. Vienna, Virginia, USA.

Gary Rowe is president of Rowe Media and former vice president for education for CNN/Turner Broadcasting, to expand on learning technology. Rowe served as a member of Futures Council 21, an international Delphi group that advised on the trends study. Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA.

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Gary Rowe

Gary Marx is an author, futurist, and the president of the Center for Public Outreach. Vienna, Virginia, USA.

Gary Rowe is president of Rowe Media and former vice president for education for CNN/Turner Broadcasting, to expand on learning technology. Rowe served as a member of Futures Council 21, an international Delphi group that advised on the trends study. Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA.

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Jan Amkreutz

Jan Amkreutz has been a computer programmer since 1963. He has been working at the frontier of computer apps as a professor of applied computer science, founder of software companies, corporate executive, consultant, and writer. He is the author of Digital Spirit: Minding the future and Rendezvous in Eden: Explaining Digital or the Birth of Human. Pahrump, Nevada, USA. (See Also)

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Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan @zoltan_istvan is a futurist, journalist, and author of bestselling philosophical novel The Transhumanist Wager. California, USA.

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Jay Gary

Jay Gary (@drjaygary) is a program director of Regent University's Master in Strategic Foresight, and senior associate with the World Network of Religious Futurists. Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Lane Jennings, journalist, script writer, and translator, is the managing editor of the World Future Review. Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Kate McCallum, (@KateMcCallumc3) is a producer, artist, writer, transmedia consultant, and founder of the c3: Center for Conscious Creativity. Los Angeles, California, USA.
Alex McManus, (@alex_mcmanus) an experience designer, writer, creativity advocate, founder of M, creator of Voxtropolis. Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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Lane Jennings

Jay Gary (@drjaygary) is a program director of Regent University's Master in Strategic Foresight, and senior associate with the World Network of Religious Futurists. Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Lane Jennings, journalist, script writer, and translator, is the managing editor of the World Future Review. Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Kate McCallum, (@KateMcCallumc3) is a producer, artist, writer, transmedia consultant, and founder of the c3: Center for Conscious Creativity. Los Angeles, California, USA.
Alex McManus, (@alex_mcmanus) an experience designer, writer, creativity advocate, founder of M, creator of Voxtropolis. Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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Kate McCallum

Jay Gary (@drjaygary) is a program director of Regent University's Master in Strategic Foresight, and senior associate with the World Network of Religious Futurists. Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Lane Jennings, journalist, script writer, and translator, is the managing editor of the World Future Review. Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Kate McCallum, (@KateMcCallumc3) is a producer, artist, writer, transmedia consultant, and founder of the c3: Center for Conscious Creativity. Los Angeles, California, USA.
Alex McManus, (@alex_mcmanus) an experience designer, writer, creativity advocate, founder of M, creator of Voxtropolis. Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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Alex McManus

Jay Gary (@drjaygary) is a program director of Regent University's Master in Strategic Foresight, and senior associate with the World Network of Religious Futurists. Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
Lane Jennings, journalist, script writer, and translator, is the managing editor of the World Future Review. Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Kate McCallum, (@KateMcCallumc3) is a producer, artist, writer, transmedia consultant, and founder of the c3: Center for Conscious Creativity. Los Angeles, California, USA.
Alex McManus, (@alex_mcmanus) an experience designer, writer, creativity advocate, founder of M, creator of Voxtropolis. Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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Ted Kahn

Ted Kahn is co-founder and CEO of DesignWorlds for Learning, Inc. and DesignWorlds for College & Careers, as well as founder and creative executive director of the Mindseum. Cupertino, California, USA.
Daniel Epstein is graduate assistant, Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

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Daniel Epstein

Ted Kahn is co-founder and CEO of DesignWorlds for Learning, Inc. and DesignWorlds for College & Careers, as well as founder and creative executive director of the Mindseum. Cupertino, California, USA.
Daniel Epstein is graduate assistant, Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

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Emily Empel

Emily Empel (@localrat) is a trend spotter, marketing disciple and corporate futurist. Winter Park, Florida, USA.

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Christian Kurz

Christian Kurz is vice president, Research and Insights at Viacom International and specializes in understanding media audiences.

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Alan Hall

Alan Hall is a senior researcher at the Socionomics Institute. Gainesville, Georgia, USA.

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Bill Peter

Bill Peter is an innovation consultant, futurist, and co-founder of Global Innovation Foundation. Edina, Minnesota, USA.

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Lihui Peng

Lihui Peng is an assistant professor, Graduate Institute of Futures Studies, Tamkang University. Taipei City, Taiwan.

John Light is president, Green Light Alliance, Columbus, Ohio, and founding president of Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio.
Anya DuVivier is a Miami University - Ohio, senior majoring in Russian Language and Mechanical Engineering.

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Manuel Au-Yong Oliveira

Manuel Au-Yong Oliveira is a lecturer at the University of Porto and the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He is an INESC TEC Researcher and former Accenture employee in the consultancy division, Change Management department. Lisbon, Portugal.

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Alexandra Whittington

Alexandra Whittington (@alexandra4casts) has taught futures-studies courses as an adjunct at the University of Houston and the University of Houston-Downtown. Her research focuses on the future of social issues, including education, families, communities, and gender roles. She has worked in a futurist capacity for nonprofits, corporate clients, community organizations, and small futurist consulting groups. Ms. Whittington has published forecasts and foresight-related articles, as author and co-author, in THE FUTURIST magazine, the journal Futures, and the young adult book series Tackling Tomorrow Today. She has also been a guest on Radio Saigon Houston (900 AM), KPFT Pacifica’s (90.1 FM) radio program “Growing Up In Houston,” and Houston Community College TV’s talk show “Dialogue Houston.” Houston, Texas, USA

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Barbara Hubbard

Barbara Marx Hubbard is cofounder of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, Evolutionary Leaders, and the Association for Global New Thought. She has written seven books, including Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential (forthcoming from New World Library in January 2015). She was nominated for the Vice Presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket in 1984; she proposed a Peace Room as sophisticated as a war room to scan for, map, connect, and communicate what is working in the world. Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Ted Chu has been chief economist for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds; and for General Motors. He is currently clinical professor of economics at New York University at Abu Dhabi, and has held positions as macroeconomist for the World Bank and Arthur D. Little. For the last 15 years, his second career has been conducting independent research on the philosophical question of humanity’s place in the universe, building on his lifelong interest in the frontiers of evolutionary progress. As part of these research efforts, he founded the nonprofit CoBe (Cosmic Being) Institute in Michigan and serves as a senior scholar at ChangCe, a Beijing-based independent think tank. Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Ted Chu

Barbara Marx Hubbard is cofounder of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, Evolutionary Leaders, and the Association for Global New Thought. She has written seven books, including Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential (forthcoming from New World Library in January 2015). She was nominated for the Vice Presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket in 1984; she proposed a Peace Room as sophisticated as a war room to scan for, map, connect, and communicate what is working in the world. Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Ted Chu has been chief economist for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds; and for General Motors. He is currently clinical professor of economics at New York University at Abu Dhabi, and has held positions as macroeconomist for the World Bank and Arthur D. Little. For the last 15 years, his second career has been conducting independent research on the philosophical question of humanity’s place in the universe, building on his lifelong interest in the frontiers of evolutionary progress. As part of these research efforts, he founded the nonprofit CoBe (Cosmic Being) Institute in Michigan and serves as a senior scholar at ChangCe, a Beijing-based independent think tank. Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Gil Meyer

Gil Meyer is director of Global Issues Management & Trend Analysis, DuPont Company. He has been with DuPont for 26 years, serving in a wide range of public affairs and regulatory affairs roles. His current assignment includes nanotechnology issues management, recall preparedness, chemical risk management, synthetic biology, crisis preparedness, and pandemic planning. Wilmington, Delaware, USA

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Raj Bawa

Raj Bawa is president and patent agent, Bawa Biotech LLC. Dr. Bawa is also scientific advisor, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc., Israel; adjunct professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, and founding director, American Society for Nanomedicine in Ashburn, Virginia, USA

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Elina Hiltunen

Elina Hiltunen (@elinafuturist)is founder of What's Next Consulting and a visiting professor at Aalto University, ARTS, teaching design thinking and open innovation and a board member of Journal of Future Studies. Espoo, Finland.
Kari Hiltunen is an author. Espoo, Finland.

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Anna Carson

Anna Carson, Ph.D., Moderator, The Osler Institute. Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
Joseph Selliken, M.D., The Osler Institute. Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
Ganapati Myneni, Ph.D., Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium. Yorktown, Virginia, USA.
Christian LaBella, Office of Rep. John Shimkus. Washington, DC, USA.

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Joseph Selliken

Anna Carson, Ph.D., Moderator, The Osler Institute. Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
Joseph Selliken, M.D., The Osler Institute. Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
Ganapati Myneni, Ph.D., Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium. Yorktown, Virginia, USA.
Christian LaBella, Office of Rep. John Shimkus. Washington, DC, USA.

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Ganapati Myneni

Anna Carson, Ph.D., Moderator, The Osler Institute. Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
Joseph Selliken, M.D., The Osler Institute. Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
Ganapati Myneni, Ph.D., Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium. Yorktown, Virginia, USA.
Christian LaBella, Office of Rep. John Shimkus. Washington, DC, USA.

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Gray Scott

Gray Scott (@grayscott) is a futurist, techno- philosopher, and founder of SERIOUS WONDER.com based in New York City. New York, New York, USA.

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Ken Hunter

Kenneth W. Hunter (moderator) is chair of the World Future Society Board, and senior fellow, Maryland China Initiative, University of Maryland. College Park, Maryland, USA.
Yidong Liu is director, Institute for the History of Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, China.
Zhouying Jin (respondent) is president of the World Future Society China Chapter, and director, Center for Technology Innovation and Strategic Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Beijing, China.

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Liu Yidong

Kenneth W. Hunter (moderator) is chair of the World Future Society Board, and senior fellow, Maryland China Initiative, University of Maryland. College Park, Maryland, USA.
Yidong Liu is director, Institute for the History of Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, China.
Zhouying Jin (respondent) is president of the World Future Society China Chapter, and director, Center for Technology Innovation and Strategic Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Beijing, China.

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Zhouying Jin

Kenneth W. Hunter (moderator) is chair of the World Future Society Board, and senior fellow, Maryland China Initiative, University of Maryland. College Park, Maryland, USA.
Yidong Liu is director, Institute for the History of Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, China.
Zhouying Jin (respondent) is president of the World Future Society China Chapter, and director, Center for Technology Innovation and Strategic Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Beijing, China.

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Elaine Raybourn

Elaine Raybourn is a principal member of the Technical Staff in Cognitive Systems at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Raybourn led the development of an award winning Government game and currently leads research on transmedia learning systems, distributed cognition, learner adaptability, and personalized assistants for learning (PAL). As an ERCIM (European Research Consortium in Informatics and Mathematics) Fellow, she has worked in research laboratories in Germany, England, and France. She is presently on assignment to the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative.

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Brad Aiken

Brad Aiken is director of Rehabilitative Medicine at Baptist Hospital Miami and a published science fiction author. Miami, Florida, USA.

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Timothy Persons

Timothy Persons is Chief Scientist of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Dr. Persons is an expert advisor and chief consultant to the GAO, Congress, and other federal agencies and government programs on cutting-edge science and technology (S&T) issues, highly-specialized national and international systems, engineering policies, best practices, and original research studies in the fields of engineering, computer, and the physical and biological sciences. In collaboration with GAO's Chief Technologist, he also leads the production of Technology Assessments for the U.S. Congress. Washington, DC, USA

Interviews

Ensuring More Food for All: An Interview with Danielle Nierenberg of Food Tank

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As the world population grows, and as its resource bases shrink, producing enough food to feed the world becomes a steeper and steeper challenge. But the world’s small farms are up to the task, argues Danielle Nierenberg, president of the “food think tank” Food Tank.

The Future of Sharing

Living comfortably has always, to some extent, relied on owning many goods. But this is becoming less and less the case. A new worldwide “sharing economy," composed of startup ventures whose products consumers rent or share instead of own, is blossoming across the globe.

Mission for Worldwide Innovation: THE FUTURIST interviews Eric Dyson of CRDF Global

Developing countries tend to lag their First World counterparts in scientific output and technology development, but it’s not for lack of talented innovators—millions of forward-thinking individuals with bold ideas live in the developing world, but they need infrastructure and connections to help them convert their ideas into breakthroughs.

Reviews of New Books

Leadership in a Changing World

Wiki Management: A Revolutionary New Model for a Rapidly Changing and Collaborative World
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Author(s): Rod Collins
Publisher: AMACOM (2013)
Binding: Hardcover, 240 pages
List Price: $25.00

Business leaders in this century can’t rely on last century’s management methods—i.e., organizational hierarchy, administrative silos, and leadership from above—argues management consultant Rod Collins. He notes the disproportionately robust success that a few forward-thinking corporations have been enjoying in recent years by bucking old-fashioned command-and-control management and instituting a new paradigm based on collaboration, teamwork, and learning. He calls this new management style “wiki management” and finds it to be companies’ best hope for keeping up with the pace of societal and technological change.

Pooling Our Finite Resources

Sharing is Good: How to Save Money, Time and Resources through Collaborative Consumption
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Author(s): Beth Buczynski
Publisher: New Society Publishers (2013)
Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
List Price: $17.95

Population growth and shrinking resource bases put a strain on lifestyles everywhere, but we can adapt, according to freelance writer Beth Buczynski. She places hope in an age-old practice: sharing.

The Next Big Thing—or Things—in Innovation

Ride the Wave: How 12 Technologies will Change the World and Make You Rich
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Author(s): Fred A. Rogers, Richard Lalich
Publisher: Crucial Trends Press (2013)
Binding: Paperback, 313 pages
List Price: $23.95

The world will change more in the next 20 years than it’s changed in the last 2,000 years, and the reason why is digital technology, assert Trends magazine publisher Fred Rogers and executive editor Richard Lalich. They tell readers to look forward to a “society-wide creative destruction” brought on by smart machines and accelerations in our capacity to manipulate data, atoms, molecules, and our own DNA.

Innovating into a Whole New Species

The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen - and What to Do
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Author(s): Daniel Berleant
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2014)
Binding: Paperback, 392 pages
List Price: $9.95

People living a hundred thousand years from now will still be human and will still look like us, but they will have evolved from us in some significant ways, according to Daniel Berleant, an information-science professor at the University of Arkansas and an advisory board member of the foresight nonprofit Lifeboat Foundation. He explores the far-future implications of genetic change, along with social and technological change, and proffers advice to the world community on how to best begin managing the change processes in the here and now.

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