Archive for November, 2012

Where are they now? Alumna – Cissy Yoes

November 14, 2012

Houston Futures has the pleasure of connecting with Futures Studies – Clear Lake alumna Cissy Yoes. Cissy is the Director of Knowledge Management & Data Resources, Office of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs (KMDR).  KMDR works to improve the quality of strategic intelligence for the institution.  From information gathering to analysis to report generation KMDR serves to increase senior leadership’s […]

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Foresight and being right

November 14, 2012

We’ll avoid the whole “did you get the future right” discussion here. [See “how accurate are your forecasts?” if that’s of interest]. Rather, here, let’s look at ourselves as futurists and how we personally view “being right” about the future. In the “Integral Futures” module of Alternative Perspectives class, we discussed Ken Wilber’s notion of everyone being […]

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Wildcard Typology and Futures Qualifiers

November 8, 2012

Is it Probable, Possible, Plausible, Credible? Wildcard Typology and Futures Qualifiers Jim Breaux Recent readings for the Alternative Futures Class of excellent works by Ruud van der Helm and Oliver Markley begged to be intersected in a table. Below I have quoted the definitions from Ruud’s work for the foresight journal “Towards a clarification…” (2006) […]

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Dr. Bishop’s “Using gas to generate electricity will mitigate emissions”

November 8, 2012

Dr. Bishop’s editorial appears in the Houston Chronicle!  He discusses the country’s increasing use of natural gas and its impact on emissions, and mentioning Megatrend Futures Day at UH on Friday. This piece originally appeared as a blog in a recently distributed quarterly enewsletter called On the Horizon Futures Report.  Tweet

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The Futurizers

November 6, 2012

I gave an “overview of the future” talk this weekend (should have a link to the video soon) and concluded it by suggesting the audience might have some “futurizers” in it, and that we professional futurists need the futurizers to helps us spread the word about foresight. I defined “futurizer” simply as those who introduce […]

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Heather’s new video: Slices of Life

November 3, 2012

Houston Futures student and resident videographer Heather Schlegel is at it again, just releasing a new video: Slice of Life: Youtube: http://youtu.be/Wzsqtdx40qg   Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/52354667 The video includes three vignettes showing how personal data may be created, managed, shared and used in the future – using the Digital Asset Grid, a research and development project lead […]

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