WFS’s professional journal, World Future Review, seeks committed readers—both specialists and generalists—to join us as peer reviewers. Peer reviewers serve as volunteer referees for manuscripts submitted to the journal, so applicants should include a CV explaining their qualifications.
The following are a video and transcript of Lester R. Brown’s remarks upon receiving the World Future Society’s Distinguished Service award from outgoing President Timothy C. Mack, on July 13, 2014.
Futurists: BetaLaunch (or F:BL) serves as a technology petting zoo where engineers, designers and others can present their inventions to the 1,000 futurists expected to gather for the Society’s annual conference. It's been covered by the CBC, CTV One, The Vancouver Sun, The Toronto Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, MacLean's Magazine, Harvard Business Review, MarketWatch, Xinhua News, (the largest news agency in the People's Republic of China), and dozens of other media outlets. This year's Futurists: BetaLaunch showcase will be held in conjunction with WorldFuture 2013: Exploring the Next Horizon, the annual conference of the World Future Society, at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, July 19-21, 2013.
In this special report, you’ll discover trends and forecasts that are likely to affect virtually all aspects of your life in the years immediately ahead. You’ll see how you can forecast possible future developments in your own life. Continue on to the special report.
The World Future 2013 Conference course and session proposal deadline has been extended to Monday, Nov. 5th, 11:59 pm due to Hurricane Sandy. Wherever you may be, we hope that you are staying safe during the storm these next few days! Due to predicted power outages and severe weather conditions on the East Coast, we are extending the course and session proposal submission deadline to Monday, Nov 5th, as opposed to the previously scheduled deadline on Wednesday, Oct 31st.
WorldFuture 2013: Exploring the Next Horizon has been chosen as the theme for our next conference. We are seeking new ideas to help us explore the next horizon seriously and methodically, and to transform the way we live, work, and communicate across the world. Let us know how you are contributing to this progress. Submit a proposal to speak at WorldFuture 2013 before October 31st.
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March 26, 2015 - When we think of NASA these days we have an impression of an agency that has lost its way for a number of reasons. One is budgetary constraints with NASA receiving little in the way of net new money from the federal government to initiate new programs.
March 25, 2015 - In the last two weeks climatologists and oceanographers reported the outcome of two studies, one focused on glaciers in the Antarctic, the other on ocean circulation patterns and trends. In both cases the news was disturbing.
Antarctic Glaciers Destabilizing
March 24, 2015 - Watch the video put out by Magic Leap and you get a sense of where augmented virtual reality is taking us. This Florida start up has gotten some very big companies interested in its potential led by Google and Qualcomm.
March 23, 2015 - Yesterday was World Water Day. This day, mandated by the United Nations, is meant to focus on the importance of freshwater to humanity. The truth of course is with our human population continuing to grow and freshwater a finite resource, we are heading for a crisis of our own making.
March 22, 2015 - Our drive north from Florida has ended and now it's time to get back to the last throes of winter here in Toronto. Today as I walked my dog, Maya, we heard the sound of Redwing Blackbirds in the local park. The males were staking out territory at treetop level. So this may mean a real spring is not far from breaking out here in the Great White North. It will be most welcome.
All my friends know that I have a problem with the F-word.
"Uploading" and The Turing Con
Counting on general ignorance, insensitivity, and ineptitude to get away with the substitution of a counterfeit is, in plain terms, fraud.