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$89 Trillion Investment Needed to Transition to Low-Carbon Economy

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April 19, 2015 - The World Bank, International Monetary Fund and United Nations held a powwow in the last week along with representatives from 42 countries.

Robots4Us - DARPA Consults with Youth About What Role Robots Should Play

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April 9, 2015 - The U.S. Defense Department wants to know what young people think the role robots should play in society. So they have asked American high school students in Grades 9 through 12 to submit videos to YouTube between 2 and 3 minutes in length.

Developing Successful, Impactful, and Action-Oriented Foresight Through Competency Building

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By Yvette Montero Salvatico and Frank Spencer

Turning Wicked Problems Into Wicked Opportunities

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Frank Spencer's picture

This article originally appeared in Fast Company Exist. (http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682062/turning-wicked-problems-into-wicked-o...)

A Future History That Looks Back from 9000 CE

Len Rosen's picture

March 28, 2015 - Several weeks ago I became aware of a book called "The Zamora Texts." Written in the form of lectures given in the year 9000 CE by Professor B. W. Yelita, of the Institute of Eschatological Studies, Guadalajara, Mexico, they tell the story of humanity's travails beginning with the dawn of civilization to the 10th millennium.

Why I’m proud to be a futurist

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All my friends know that I have a problem with the F-word.

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Off the Grid - The Evolution of a New Energy Paradigm

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Len Rosen's picture

January 14, 2015 - Energy companies, that is those that feed power to homes, institutions and businesses, are preparing for a very different future as more consumers opts to put solar panels on roofs. What does this mean for the electricity grid?

The Collapse of Western Civilization - Speculation on Our Future

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January 12, 2015 - "Science fiction writers construct an imaginary future; historians attempt to reconstruct the past.

Finding Future X in the Year 2015

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“I think the odds are no better than fifty-fifty that our present civilisation on Earth will survive to the end of the present century.”
Sir Martin Rees, Our Final Hour (2003)

To many, the future is just one big question mark: ?. They ask questions like: What is the future? Where is it? How can we know about it in advance? Isn’t life just random?

Save your Business by Destroying it

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The military have long used “red teams” to test their battle strategies and defenses. Corporations have used this technique more recently to test IT infrastructure against cyber-attacks. But what if you created a team to figure out ways to put the entire company out of business? Would your leadership appreciate your ideas and move quickly to counter these potential threats, or would they toss the report, bury their heads, and maintain the status quo?

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