This montage pays tribute to some of the great thinkers who have inspired futurists.
Susan Avery, Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, speaks to the World Future Society's annual meeting, July 8, 2010, warning that "dilution" is no longer the solution for pollution in the world's oceans. For instance, in some areas of open water, there is now more microscopic plastic than plankton.
At the World Future Society's 2009 conference, bioethicist Arthur L. Caplan explains that eliminating the right to privacy carried in Roe v. Wade could potentially allow government to mandate the use "designer baby" technologies
At the World Future Society’s 2009 conference, bioethicist Arthur L. Caplan explains that the costs of human enhancement and longevity technologies should be weighed against the costs of unhealthy people. “Unfairness” of access to these technologies should also not be an argument against promoting their development, says Caplan.
Don Tapscott, author of Grown Up Digital, opens WorldFuture 2009 conference July 17, 2009, describing how the Net Generation uses media.
In the opening plenary session of the WorldFuture 2008 conference, Edie Weiner, president of Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc, gives a presentation entitled “Creating the Future Through New Eyes.”
Biomedical researcher Gregory Stock, author of Redesigning Humans, speaks on “Biotechnology and Health Care: The Road Ahead” in this excerpt from his presentation at the World Future Society’s 2007 conference.
Dr. Helen Fisher, author of Why We Love, addresses the World Future Society’s 2007 conference, describing the impacts of antidepressants on the brain systems associated with romance and attachment.