Archive for December, 2013

Futurists in the News – Lars Thomsen and the Collapse of the Gas Car

December 29, 2013

Last September at the “Engine and Environment” conference in Graz, Austria, Futurist Lars Thomsen (founder and Chief Futurist of Future Matters) forecasted that starting 2016, electric cars will make gasoline cars obsolete.  He believes consumers will quickly change their car-buying behavior because electric cars will be such a disruptive and demanded technology. In Thomsen’s scenario, two […]

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The Millennial Trains Project

December 26, 2013

Futurists should apply Are you a futurist millennial with a great project idea that could better the world? Looking for a platform to help you build, launch and spread your project? During the APF virtual meeting Millennials by Millennials (hosted by the wonderful Emily Empel (Alum ’12) and Jason Swanson (current program student)), speaker Lindsea Wilbur introduced The […]

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James Lee – 2013 Futurist Magazine Blog Standouts

December 21, 2013

The Futurist named Jim Lee’s (Master’s alum ’07) blog post “Investing in the Future of Regenerative Medicine” as one of this year’s stand out blog posts. In the post, Jim discusses a few of the cutting edge companies involved in regenerative medicine and their therapies. Some of the highlights include Osiris Therapeutics, the makers of Graphix, a cellular mesh band-aide containing […]

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APF Most Significant Futures Work Nomination: Aspirational Futures

December 18, 2013

I am very pleased to have nominated “Aspirational Futures” by Clem Bezold for an  APF Most Significant Futures Work Award for 2014 in the category of “Methods and Practice.” Clem is the long-time head of the Institute for Alternative Futures and a member of the Houston Foresight Program’s Advisory Board. Clem and IAF have long done pioneering work in […]

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APF Most Significant Futures Work Nomination: Think Like a Futurist

December 9, 2013

I am very pleased to have nominated “Think Like a Futurist” by Cecily Sommers for an APF Most Significant Futures Work Award for 2014 in the Category of “Methods and Practice.” You may know Cecily as a futurist and member or APF or from her earlier incarnation as the driving force behind the very successful PUSH movement and conference. […]

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