Archive for October, 2011

Yergin’s talk at UH suggests a similar energy picture in 20 years

October 31, 2011

….although things could get interesting after that, due to the long lead time required for significant changes in the energy systems. We simply can’t “switch” overnight, and part of Yergin’s new book tells the story of significant changes in the energy industry–and how long they took! Yergin visited the University of Houston’s Global Energy Management […]

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World of work portends greater flexibility, and greater uncertainty

October 24, 2011

Enjoyed my presentation at the High Tech Conference at Lone Star CC on Friday. I gave my “Dozen Surprises about the Future of Work” talk, but from a different perspective. I typically aim the implications at organizations and how they can prepare. But this time I took the perspective of the individual students and workers: […]

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Quantum Levitation

October 20, 2011

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“Fast Food Identity” – Expressing Yourself Online

October 20, 2011

Will the future of consciousness just need a computer and your chosen profile? Chris Poole, creator of 4chan, explores what certain companies are doing right and what certain companies are doing wrong in the posting our lives on the Internet. Tweet

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Houston Futures Scanning Hits- 10.17.2011

October 18, 2011

Nanotechnology and biotechnology intersect at inside the body when we envision the future of nanobots delivering medicine and working inside our future bodies.  With tiny machines inside of us, the future of medicine seems alarmingly active, but something needs to power those tiny little doctors.  Getting power to these new types of mechanized machines could […]

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Teaching about the Future….is on its way!

October 17, 2011

I’m pleased to say that Peter Bishop and I are about to submit the first draft of our second book together to Palgrave Macmillan Publishing: Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education. The University of Houston Futures Studies program has been teaching and preparing professional futurists for decades Now it is time to […]

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Great forecasting! 1991 Scientific American Computing, Communications, & Networks

October 10, 2011

Futurists are often asked for examples of how their work “got it right.” I even wrote a paper answering the question “How Accurate Are Your Forecasts” so I would have a better answer for this. I’m always on the lookout for good examples of forecasts that helped to paint a picture of what’s coming. I […]

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