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Reflecting on Futurists in Media 2016

Published on 2:54 pm By Andy

As futurists, we learn to be patient and take the long view. So, when something catches our attention, we catch our breath and compose. Because…..the 4th quarter tracking results of Futurists in Media reported 106 relevant hits, compared to 24 in the 4th quarter of 2015, which is a 341% increase if my math is […]

Futurists in Media Q3 Update: Toffler and the Demise

Published on 11:39 am By Andy

Perhaps the biggest story this quarter was the death of Alvin Toffler. As expected, it brought forth a “demise of futurists” story. This time from the New York Times: where are the futurists? and a follow-on from Slate on “the muddled legacy of Alvin Toffler.” Toffler’s prominence triggers a quick reflection on where foresight stands […]

Futurists in Media — Week of Sept 28th

Published on 3:41 pm By Will Williamson

A busy week for futurists in the media. We start with a post from APF member Gray Scott outlining seven emerging technologies “that will change the world forever,” an event featuring The Millennium Project Team, and a well-promoted video update referencing the singularity from Google’s own organizational futurist, Ray Kurzweil as well as evidence of emerging needs […]

The Singularity’s Six Epochs

Published on 10:17 pm By Christopher Manfredi

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Houston Scanning Hits- January 17, 2012

Published on 4:52 pm By Christopher Manfredi

While futurists never say we predict, thinking about possibilities has always been a characteristic shared by them.  When thinking up scenarios and possible events, a keen observance to many is that people to go to are the engineers, scientists, and thought provokers of today.  While John Elfreth Watkins may have predicted many things, The BBC […]

More Fun with Evaluating Forecasts

Published on 6:24 am By Andy

I have written and posted on how forecasting is generally more accurate than at least the media would have you believe — with the caveat the forecasts are often best part of a range of alternatives and intended to provoke thinking, and not necessarily to predict the future (since that is virtually impossible). So, we can get […]