“Scanning the Fringe” call for presenters

Posted by on October 30, 2017 at 5:39 pm

We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2018 Spring Gathering themed “Scanning the Fringe.” We will do our usual dinner and social on Friday, have meeting on Saturday, and a party on Saturday night. Right now, we are working on the agenda, and we’d like to hear from you, if you have a […]

Is Space the Final Frontier for Molecular Gastronomy?

Posted by on May 24, 2017 at 8:39 am

Chefs who specialize in molecular gastronomy around the world dedicate their lives to food in pursuit of flavor through the use of science and art. They are constantly studying and experimenting with food to push their boundaries. Like a chemist, biologist or physicist, they have a lab. It is a kitchen you would usually imagine […]

SingFit Wins Skullcandy Body Computing Challenge

Posted by on October 22, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Rachel Francine, co-founder and CEO of Musical Health Technologies, is a UH Foresight Alum. She believes that the Future of Medicine might be… Music! Music Health Technologies recently presented their first-of-its kind mobile application titled SingFit at the eighth annual University of Southern California Body Computing Conference. The conference was designed to discover how new advances in sensing technologies […]

Laura, Jim, Katie, Omar and Andy travel to Indianapolis to present Student Needs project

Posted by on October 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm

On September 26th, Foresight students Laura Schlehuber, Katie King, Omar Sahi, and Jim Breaux (now also a faculty member in the program) along with Professor Andy Hines travelled to Indianapolis, Indiana to present the Student Needs project to the Lumina Foundation. The presentation included key findings from the two dozen strong group of faculty, alums, and students who gathered […]


Posted by on October 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” – Abraham Maslow [1] NEW STEEP – Jim Breaux In Alternative Futures this semester we are finishing up our deep dive into integral theory. One of the tables we reviewed is the basic 4 quadrant (Wilber). A quick survey of […]

Houston Futures of…

Posted by on September 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Work:  Humanity needs to come first when it comes to the future of work.  We owe it to ourselves to with a sense of what we can be.  Here’s a new work manifesto that expresses those ideals. Search:  Can the future of be more implicit?  Taking searching to exactly how you feel about something you’re […]

In The Year 2050

Posted by on September 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm

The world is changing all around us; cities are exploding at 7500 people entering them an hour.  That means the impact of people living in those cities will dramatically change all life on Earth.  These social changes are just one way the world will be shaped as technological breakthroughs, the horrors of potential war, and […]

Houston Futures of…

Posted by on August 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Education:  Technology is changing everything about higher education; teleconferencing, changing formats, and cost cutting techniques are going to bring higher education everywhere quickly, shaping the future of the world’s minds. Advertising:  Will advertisements be just about everywhere?  As video games become more a part the mainstream culture, the art of advertising looks to sell inside […]

Alum Jim Lee on “Seven Themes for the Current Decade”

Posted by on August 29, 2012 at 10:45 am

Houston Futures alum Jim Lee has an interesting post on his World Future Society blog called “Seven Themes for the Current Decade.” He identifies and describes the implications of seven themes of change: 1)  Go East!   2) Urbanize 3) Good to the Last Drop 4) Digitize Me 5) Smarter, Faster, Stronger 6) Stuck in […]

In The Year 2050

Posted by on August 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm

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 […]