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Edited by Cynthia G. Wagner and founded by Edward Cornish, former president of the World Future Society, THE FUTURIST explores the technological, scientific, environmental, social, and policy trends shaping our collective future. The magazine takes no stand on what the future will or should be like. We strive to serve as a neutral clearinghouse of ideas.
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I'm a regular blood donor. My blood type is "A," "Rh+." That can tell you a lot about your origins. But what I get excited about is the promise of finding a process by which we can end blood transfusions forever, mass producing all the blood we need rather than tapping the veins of donors every 56 days to keep an adequate blood supply in hospitals and clinics around the world.
Seawater is proving to be one way to combat climate change by reducing fossil fuel dependency for some ocean island nations. Taking a page from land-based geothermal power which uses the coolness below ground in heat exchange systems, islands are using the thermal energy gradient in a column of seawater to generate electricity.
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.
I recently watched an interesting documentary on the evolution of the British coffee shop market. I then had an idea for a new chain that is so sharp it would scratch your display if I wrote it here, so I’ll keep that secret. The documentary left me with another thought: what’s so special about authentic?
Unlike the United States which has chosen to rest on its Apollo Program laurels, Russia is reviving the Soviet dream to establish a permanent human presence on the Moon. The United States, however, has made it quite clear that it has no plans to return to the Moon unless it does it conjointly with other partners.
Last week, the IPCC gave us its weather forecast for climate change through the rest of the century. This weekend, the contributing scientists gave us what should be marching orders.
April 12, 2014 - There are two types of solar renewable technologies. The first, solar photovoltaics, is at best marginally efficient when converting energy from sunlight into electricity. And when the sun is not shining...well you get it. The second, solar thermal involves putting mirrors on motors to track sunlight.
There are two types of solar renewable technologies. The first, solar photovoltaics, is at best marginally efficient when converting energy from sunlight into electricity. The second, solar thermal involves putting mirrors on motors to track sunlight.