Beginning April 11, the Dutch Future Society and Delft's art cinema Filmhuis Lumen will sponsor a seven-day futures film festival, Cinema Futura.
There's plenty of water, at least from a green investor's point of view, according to Hazel Henderson, Rosalinda Sanquiche, and Timothy Jack Nash, authors of the latest Green Transition Scoreboard® Report.
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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May 5, 2015 - For those who short change the reports that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have issued in the last couple of decades, there are some statistics that might be of interest to you. In the latest assessment, the fifth, 1,217 authors from 92 countries were nominated by their respective governments.
May 4, 2015 - In his weekly email blast Peter Diamandis of XPrize and Singularity University fame presents us with a snapshot of a decade ago and today.
May 4, 2015 - The current United States House Committee on Science and Technology would rather have NASA get out of the science business and just focus on technology for human missions to space. This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone considering the "I'm not a scientist" Senator Ted Cruz is at the helm.
May 4, 2015 - Should this be a surprise to anyone who has studied radiation and its impact on living things? Conventional propulsion and shielding technologies will not cut it on a six-month voyage through Deep Space to Mars.
May 3, 2015 - Back on April 27th I wrote a posting entitled the Colorado River Flows to Sea of Cortez as U.S. Southwest Deals with Drought.
May 1, 2015 - The divestment movement that began in American universities, progressed to include Rockefellers among its successes, has now won over the
May 1, 2015 - Time to come clean. A few days ago I wrote a sneak preview of Tesla's upcoming announcement about a home battery to use with solar rooftop panels. Well I couldn't have gotten my information more wrong.