One of the advantages of being around for a long time is perspective. In particular, perspective in the field in which I chose to work many years ago – organizational and social transformation. I’m not talking about transforming a company or a city; I’m talking about transforming the whole world.
There’s a new study out which, press outlets are telling me, shows that the United States is now an oligarchy, ruled by the rich and powerful, and perhaps that the US has been sliding in this direction for decades.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 would not have been lost if the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recommendations that came out of the report into the crash of Air France 447 over the South Atlantic in 2009 had been adopted.
Climate change and global warming remains a "hot" topic, no pun intended. In the latest release, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) describes the current impact of planetary warming, where we humans are vulnerable in the near future, and how we will have to adapt. With its opening statement, "Human interference with the climate system is occurring," the report no longer hedges on probability and pulls no punches in describing the near future. What is the big picture?
Today, in the era of the War on Terror, we no longer pit armies against armies in front line battlefield confrontations like the ones that characterized past wars.
Why is Admitting to the Reality of Climate Change So Difficult for Politicians and Large Corporations?
"It requires more than technology or financial resources. It demands that we switch from a world where short term economic gains are the strongest driver of individual and collective choices, to a world were future risks—natural or economic—weigh significantly on contemporary decisions."
Last Sunday, China continued its great human engineering experiment in China continued last Sunday by unveiling its transition to an urban-centered future.
The 2014 State of the Future represents a distillation of current thoughts. What are they?
March 19, 2014 - The Millennium Project will publish its 2013-2014 report, "The State of the Future," tomorrow. This global think tank produces an annual review of humanity's prospects.
It’s September, 2099. Time Magazine is bringing out a 21st Century Retrospective issue which will hit the newsagents and book stores worldwide in December. The senior news editor has commissioned a leading historian, Dr Joe White, head of the Stanford department of history, to write a political overview for the news magazine’s special edition.
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