Until Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson made the movie, most people hadn’t even heard the expression “Bucket List,” let alone knowing what it meant (things to do before I kick the bucket!).
A bucket list is one way to think about your future.
The arms race doesn't just include railgun naval technology. Now, add to it a new laser weapon that will be going to sea in the Persian Gulf on the USS Ponce this summer.
The security industry will face the same digital tornado as music, news and cameras. When security is turned into embedded features our homes, businesses, vehicles and property will recognize their owners, authorized users, and uses. They will also track their own location, record unauthorized activities, and more. Self-controlled security will first be transforming, then world changing.
If you are a regular visitor to this blog site you have had the opportunity to read about the project dubbed Mars One, an enterprise focused on colonizing the red planet. Mars at its closest is more than 55.8 million kilometers away. That's a long way to go if you are planning a trip there. And that's what makes the entire Mars One project more a pipe dream than a near future reality.
There are a lot of reasons to be excited about WorldFuture 2014, but today, I'd like to share our preconference courses. Each one of these courses is an opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge and futuring experience which will come in useful in your career or your life.
Beginning April 11, the Dutch Future Society and Delft's art cinema Filmhuis Lumen will sponsor a seven-day futures film festival, Cinema Futura.
With atmospheric temperatures creeping upward from the tropics to the poles, air conditioning in dwellings and workplaces will be in great demand. The estimate from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states we will see a rise in energy demand around air conditioning from 300 Terawatt-hours in 2000 to 4,000 Terawatt-hours by 2050. Increased energy demand, of course, has implications for greenhouse gas emissions.
A you-centered digital world will recognize and follow you from screen to screen. Your continuous connections move with you — including tools, resources, media, places and people. A future market shift could come from moving everyone to the top.
Though some may argue that we rely too heavily on technofixes for all our problems, a variety of technological developments are in fact improving medicine and therapeutics, our health and overall physical well-being, and even our sex lives. But the authors in this issue suggest that one of the most important “breakthroughs” in medicine may be better communications and stronger partnerships between doctors and patients.
The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo is keeping a catalog of habitable exoplanets, planets that sit within the Goldilocks Zone surrounding a star. The image below illustrates the relative position of Goldilocks Zones around three different star types.
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