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Tech 1313 Explores Jobs and Robots

October 21, 2017

The Houston Foresight Program introduces futures thinking into a few undergrad glasses. One is led by Alexandra Whittington called TECH 1313 (The Impact of Modern Technology on Society). She recently took several of her students to attend a Lecture on the UH campus:  “Whose Job Will Be Taken Over by a Robot?” by Dr. Rodica […]

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Introducing Kimberly Daniels as the Fall 2017 Foresight GA

September 20, 2017

The baton has passed once again to a new GA this Fall – introducing Kimberly Daniels! Kimberly is a full-time student that recently relocated to Houston after several years of doing development work in West Africa. She began the program a year ago, has already completed seven courses, and is in line to graduate in  […]

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Houston Foresight Spring 2017 Newsletter

August 8, 2017

Just realized that I neglected to post the Spring Newsletter put out by our Department. This issue includes: Foresight: A Description of the Field, by student Joe Murphy Foresight Student Bes Baldwin to Intern at Evonik Creavis Reflecting On Futurists In Media 2016 Congratulations to Our Fall 2016 Graduates: Gandhi Bhakthavachalam, Maria Romero, and Johann Schutte. […]

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Alum Morgan Kauffman on North Korea

July 19, 2017

“North Korea is a failing state and could fall apart at any moment,” says alum Morgan Kauffman in an article he wrote for the EC Journal in May titled “North Korea and the Art of the Deal.” He goes on to suggest several ways it could happen: disintegration and anarchy, with widespread rioting and starvation […]

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Foresight Certificate Boot Camp Registration for 2018 now open

July 7, 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2018 UH Foresight Certificate is now open! The five-day courses will take place January 15-19 and April 30-May 4, 2018 at the Hilton hotel right on the campus of the University of Houston. We’ve been teaching the future in Houston since 1975. Peter Bishop kicked off […]

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Certificate Alum Rebecca Ryan Hosts Futurist Camp

July 5, 2017

When do you do your best thinking about the future? In the shower? During your commute to work? Every summer, Rebecca Ryan hosts Futurist Camp at a lake in the woods of Wisconsin. There’s no internet, no slides. Just forward thinking people gathered to help each other apply foresight to their big, hairy challenges. Past […]

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Field Report: Summer of Futures by Bes Baldwin

June 29, 2017

Greetings from across the pond!  This summer I’m working as an intern in the Corporate Foresight team at Evonik Creavis in Marl, Germany, a location that provided me a wonderful opportunity to attend the Design, Develop, Transform (DDT) futures conference, co-sponsored by the Erasmus University College Brussels and the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M […]

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After Capitalism: Values-Driven STEEP Entities

June 22, 2017

Since adoption of Integral values will play a key part in After-Capitalism structures, it is useful to know what STEEP (Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, Political) entities are founded in each the four values types. There are clear expressions of Traditional, Modern, Postmodern and Integral values under each STEEP category. We already see some nascent Integral […]

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Spring Gathering 2017 Highlights

June 6, 2017

The annual Foresight Spring Gathering was held over the weekend of April 21-22 and was a blast! It was a terrific way for students, faculty, alumni and friends to get together, network, socialize, and learn. On Friday night, a dinner was held at our old favorite, Goode’s Taqueria…great tacos and margaritas. Then, the party moved […]

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Before We Let Robots Reclaim the Sahara . . .

June 6, 2017

With the fast pace of modern technology, it’s no surprise that serious attention has been focused on how it might be applied to reclaiming some of the millions of square miles of non-polar desert which comprise approximately 13% of the Earth’s dry land surface.  It’s not a new idea, but previous attempts have been hampered […]

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