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Student Dave Ramirez on Software’s Right to Life

Published on October 26, 2016 By Andy

“Within 50 years a legally binding “right to life” (a right not to be terminated or shut down with violation punishable as a capital offense) will be granted to software by some nation on Earth, effectively giving constitutional “human rights” to a software system.” My reasoning is based on three ideas. First, everything physical will […]

Futurists in Media: Highlights from October

Published on November 18, 2015 By Will Williamson

This week included a mention of a McDonald’s being referred to as a futurist restaurant because of its progressive technological installations being used to increase efficiency and improve the customer experience. There was a mention of the addition of Dr. Marie Puybaraud, a futuris t, to the Jones Lang LaSalle team as Global Head of Research […]

Futurists in Media — Week of Sept 28th

Published on November 5, 2015 By Will Williamson

A busy week for futurists in the media. We start with a post from APF member Gray Scott outlining seven emerging technologies “that will change the world forever,” an event featuring The Millennium Project Team, and a well-promoted video update referencing the singularity from Google’s own organizational futurist, Ray Kurzweil as well as evidence of emerging needs […]

Save the Date: Spring Gathering 2015 on “Technology Acceleration”

Published on September 24, 2014 By Andy

Houston Foresight Spring Gathering 2015: Technology Acceleration April 17-18, 2015 University of Houston, Cameron Building We have seen astounding changes in technology in the last century. What’s more, several types of technological change have accelerated over this time period, particularly those associated with digital and nanotechnologies. Some say accelerating scientific and technological change have in […]

Best of the Blogs: June 27, 2012

Published on June 27, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

WFS blogger Thomas Frey shows us that banking fees are driving innovation for banking to places we never thought we may get innovation from:  Africa. Everybody’s favorite energy futurist Chris Nelder hopes to inspire us to move past the “meh” speeches from this years UN climate summit and bring energy and climate solutions local rather […]

Best of the Blogs: May 5, 2012

Published on May 5, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

              Smart Planet’s Chris Nelder once again reminds how much energy independence (or lack of energy indepence) the United States really does have.  Buckle up for a bumpy, gasoline expensive ride!             The Fast Forward Radio guys clue us into why Singularity University is […]

Best of the Blogs: April 9, 2012

Published on April 9, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi

            IFTF’s Bradley Kreit’s insights from Geek Wire that brings the Internet of Things along with a fresh cup of joe gets us closer to the instant everything once everything is connected.             Smart Planet’s Chris Nelder gives us the clean look at US energy […]

The Singularity’s Six Epochs

Published on February 25, 2012 By Christopher Manfredi