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The Future of  Energy with Alum Garry Golden

Published on 8:26 am By Andy

Alum Garry Golden recently published his first TechCrunch article looking at micro fuel cells and scenario of refueling portable devices. It includes what he dubs a playful scenario timeline looking at ways the idea of ‘refueling’ (not recharging) might unfold in US at least: Leaping from buzz from Burning Man, Apple shifting supply chain focus, […]

Alum Jason Swanson on Shell’s Scenarios

Published on 8:59 am By April Koury

Royal Dutch Shell’s New Lens Scenarios By Jason Swanson Shell’s New Lens Scenarios mark the company’s 40th year of working with scenarios that anticipate the future.  Their newest set of scenarios seek to consider what the world may look like in the year 2100. In honor of their 40th year of crafting scenarios, it would […]

Megatrend Future Day!

Published on 10:33 pm By 6osnZ

Mark your calendars!  “Megatrend Future Day” is happening on November 9, 2012. The Bertlesmann Stiftung Foundation presents Megatrends in Global Interaction, an event aimed at bringing together cross-disciplined thinkers and professionals.  There will be discussions on the major challenges humanity is faced with in hopes of encouraging thoughts that might ignite solutions.  The event, hosted by the University of Houston Futures […]

In The Year 2050

Published on 2:29 pm By Christopher Manfredi

Cities are continuing to explode as Latin America’s cities will blossom into a new almost completely urban (90%) environment.  These cities will be teeming with capital and experience as new economies are emerging to drive the next world economy explosion.  Even the Philippines is making en-roads in the capital world.  These cities will be vast […]

In The Year 2050

Published on 2:42 pm By Christopher Manfredi

Australia is looking to get into the green energy kick, but can waves really power the Aussies down under?  The United Kingdom is looking to get on the wave action as well with the costs of the wave and tidal energy falling as much as 80% in the next decade.  Regardless where we get the […]

Houston Futures of…

Published on 5:38 pm By Christopher Manfredi

  Telecommunication:  Cell phones as essential as your money, keeping away from the topsy turvy world of television, and the world of energy in Germany and gasoline.  Time to invest! Environmentalism:  Putting a price on nature and getting good at being God may be the future of changing the environment of our environment. Google:  Project […]

Best of the Blogs: June 27, 2012

Published on 12:56 pm By Christopher Manfredi

WFS blogger Thomas Frey shows us that banking fees are driving innovation for banking to places we never thought we may get innovation from:  Africa. Everybody’s favorite energy futurist Chris Nelder hopes to inspire us to move past the “meh” speeches from this years UN climate summit and bring energy and climate solutions local rather […]

Houston Futures’s In the Year 2050

Published on 11:09 pm By Christopher Manfredi

Climate change is costly.  Like 100 billion dollars costly, or at least to Latin America.   We need to get better at saving the environment, and make some big changes or create large goals like the Denmark who wants to have 100% renewable energy by 2050.  That’s a BHAG!  Every little bit of energy helps no […]

Best of the Blogs: June 9, 2012

Published on 11:44 pm By Christopher Manfredi

Smart Planet’s Chris Nelder shows us how storytelling impacts not only how we think about the future of the energy but how we will act upon it. IFTF’s Gabriel Harp breaks down what Internet security really is about and how we can build a infrastructure around it to protect us from us. The great big […]

Houston Future’s In The Year 2050

Published on 12:45 pm By Christopher Manfredi

Of course we all know that population is rising, but one Canadian sees the world population possibly doubling by 2100.  Yikes; we’re going to need a ton more power to keep us all humming, so maybe we need to get that natural gas production up from 20% to 33% of world energy generation.  The Swiss […]