Archive for September, 2011

Houston Futures Scanning Hits- 9.29.2011

September 29, 2011

Driving a car will not be going away anytime soon, but how we drive that car has been getting tinkered with for the past decade.  Of course, Google cars can drive themselves, but Nissan looks to take away the physical problems with driving with thought-reading technology in the driver’s seat.  Puts the phrase, “That drive […]

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Did We Just Break The Speed of Light?

September 24, 2011

According to the Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, nothing can travel past the speed of light because that object would have infinite energy.  By breaking the speed of light, we can possibly make it to other worlds faster or travel back in time. In Geneva, Swtizerland, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, with its […]

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To Fly Over The Earth

September 22, 2011

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Houston Futures’ Own Heather Schelegel Future of Transactions Video

September 21, 2011

Heather Schelegel, Houston Futures student and CEO of Purple Tornado, has added another moniker to her already increasing resume:  executive producer. We’ve already highlighted Heather’s exciting work on the future of currency and transactions before, but Heather with some help from her new job as an Innotribe Incubator at Swift, the member-owned financial cooperative with […]

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University of Hawaii Futures Studies Center Seeking Submissions for Student Journal

September 21, 2011

Our sister Master’s and PhD program, the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Reserach Center for Future Studies (HRCFS) is calling for submissions for their student journal, The Manoa Journal, a student-run, peer-reviewed journal published with support from the HRCFS and the Political Science Department at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Originally published from 1993-1998, the Journal “offered […]

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World Future Society Awards UH’s Advisory Board Member Lifetime Achievement Award in Future Studies

September 20, 2011

On July 10, 2011, the World Future Society (WFS) honored founder and chairman Clem Bezold with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Society’s annual meeting, held this year in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Accepting the award, Bezold acknowledged author Alvin Toffler and scholar Jim Dator as among the “advocates and diplomats for our field”. He also […]

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Learning From 5 Million Books

September 19, 2011

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Association of Professional Futurist’s V-Gathering 2011

September 15, 2011

Houston Futures is proud to present the Association of Professional Futurists V-Gathering 2011, a global 18 hour virtual conference for the practicing futurist, strategic planner or professional forecaster on October 26, 2011. Over 20 speakers from Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific will be giving presentations on foresight methods insights from art/design/architecture, crazy futures, and building […]

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