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The Futures Podcast - Episode 1: What Is The Futures School

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The 1st episode of The Futures Podcast is available! Join us as we talk about the origin and mission of The Futures School, and how this powerful program can help you and your organization to discover, seize and create the future.

The Making Of The Futurist CEO

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In a recent article on LinkedIn, Ken Gosnell highlights 4 (actually 5) major characteristics of the futurist CEO, and talks about why these characteristics are critical in today's world. I'm proud to say that these 5 points are a huge part of our purpose and expertise at Kedge, and the very reason that we created The Futures School!

Unconscious Futures Modeling

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This article was originally published at http://www.kedgefutures.com

Cicadas and Lifespans - Reflections on a Morning Walk

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August 23, 2015 - I'm listening to cicadas outside my apartment window this morning. The steady high-pitched buzz saw singing that often is mistaken by those who are uninformed for the sound of electricity passing through wires. On my morning walks these past few weeks with Maya, my red miniature poodle, it has been hard not to notice cicadas.

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Space Age Shower You Can Buy Today

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August 22, 2015 - It is called The Shower of the Future and costs $4,412 U.S. Inspired by NASA but built to work here on Earth, this washing technology from Sweden is a closed loop system that saves 90% on water and 80% on energy.

Carbon Capture from the Air Technology Demonstrated

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August 21, 2015 - If we could directly harvest carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and separate and capture the carbon while converting what's left to oxygen then that would really be a technology breakthrough of consequence in our fight against global warming. Sounds like science fiction? Well it's not.

Zero-Carbon Initiative Helps Home Owners Judge Solar Potential of Their Roofs

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August 19, 2015 - I am often asked by readers if it is worth putting solar panels on the roof of their homes. Here in Toronto solar powered houses are few and far between. But just because Toronto is in a northern country doesn't mean solar power is not a good alternative to grid-delivered electricity.

Gizmos & Gadgets: A Lamp That Runs on Saltwater

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August 18, 2015 - It goes by the acronym SALt. It is the invention of a brother and sister from the Philippines. And it is an answer to a long enduring problem in the Developing World, providing light after dark when you have no access to power from a local or national grid.

 

U.S. Patent Issued for Canadian Space Elevator

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August 17, 2015 - A Canadian company applied and was granted a United States design patent for what could prove to be an affordable space elevator. The company is Thoth Technology Inc.

Maladaptation Related to Climate Change a Growing Concern

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August 16, 2015 - When my wife and I were in Florida last winter we drove along A1A, the roadway next to the Atlantic Ocean, where the City of Fort Lauderdale was in the process of spending $11.8 million to mitigate against future hurricanes and "storms of the century"

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