This Saturday, March 1, futurists around the world will be engaging with each other and their communities in conversations and activities focused on finding ways to build a better tomorrow.
By Jacques G. Richardson
Bernard Cazes, aged 86 and one of Europe’s most experiened futurists, died November 21 by his own hand. Economist and philosopher, Cazes served for many years as director of long-range planning at the French General Planning Commissariat, the high-level think-tank established by General de Gaulle when he was the country’s president.
By Roger Kemp
UniTown Network Conference Promotes Town-Gown Best Practices in the European Union
The first-ever UniTown Network Conference was held October 2-4, 2013, at the University of Ferrara in the City of Ferrara, located in northeast Italy. It was designed for representatives of over a dozen universities and municipalities from throughout the European Union.
By Jay Herson
Robohand Project offers case study in collaboration, file sharing, and 3-D printing.
By Jay Gary
After a three-year absence, and with the encouragement of WFS President Tim Mack, I hosted a Religious Futurists gathering in Toronto that drew 39 conference participants. I opened the program with a 10-minute overview of the future of religion, from Toronto 1980 onward, and various milestones in publishing and meetings.
By Jay Herson
The city of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is expected to double its population over the next 20 years. Like many cities its size, Fayetteville has been growing by sprawl, which places strain on the land available to grow food for the local population.
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March 8, 2014 - This is a great time to be an astronomer. It appears we are discovering exoplanets by the boat load and we are finding out that solar systems, some like ours, and some bizarrely different, seem to be the rule and not the exception.
March 8, 2014 - For several years I worked with an Australian company developing a new skimmer technology for remediating oil spills. That got me very interested in this subject area. So I keep my eyes open for new technological innovations that can address what remains an industry-wide problem for fossil fuel and transportation providers.
How will we change as technology learns to communicate with our emotions?
March 7, 2014 - The greatest challenge renewable energy providers face is achieving a sustainable continuous supply of guaranteed power delivered to consumers either through the grid or off grid. That's the single issue holding back large-scale adoption of renewables.
Yesterday my wife Deb and I had lunch at one of our favorite Chinese restaurants, and afterwards we’re given the typical fortune cookies that come with the bill. Jokingly I broke open the first one and asked, “I wonder if it’d be possible to create a real fortune sometime in the future and put it into these cookies?”
March 6, 2014 - I am finally back from Florida and once again sifting through the content my web crawlers and affiliations with social networks that provide me with the fodder I turn into 21st Century Tech blog.
Seth MacFarlane, the multitasking comedian and creator of Family Guy, and other raunchy fare, happens also to be the driving force behind the new version of Carl Sagan's classic science show COSMOS, which will appear Sunday on Fox and simultaneously on other networks, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I know a number of the writers and producers who have striven to create something stunning, vivid and updated for the 21st Century.