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The Arctic Is a Staggering 36 Degrees Hotter Than What It Should Be. Arctic Warmth Something strange is going on in the Arctic circle right now.

The Arctic Is a Staggering 36 Degrees Hotter Than What It Should Be

Because it’s Polar Night, the region has been experiencing days with no sun. Common sense would dictate that a lack of sun would result in colder temperatures. However, this isn’t what’s happening. According to Arctic watchers, the region is experiencing temperatures higher than usual, and the amount of sea ice covering the polar ocean is at a record low. Global Futures Studies & Research by The Millennium Project. Our Exciting, Weird, and Scary Future: Q&A With Peter Diamandis. Whenever the world seems hopeless, I find myself revisiting the 2012 don't-worry-it's-all-gonna-be-great TED talk from XPrize CEO Peter Diamandis (embedded below).

Our Exciting, Weird, and Scary Future: Q&A With Peter Diamandis

Diamandis is a passionate proponent of "rational optimism," and uses cold hard data to demonstrate how humanity is improving its condition thanks to technology. In the decades to come—according to Diamandis—enhancements in things like artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and robotics will lead us into strange, uncharted territories. For example, people may no longer have to work for a living; we'll transition into being an extraterrestrial species; and aging—as we know it—might become a thing of the past. That's just to name a few. Check out Ray Kurzweil's Latest Talk at Google! - Futurism. What Ray Kurzweil Is Doing at Google. 1.

What Ray Kurzweil Is Doing at Google

What Ray Kurzweil is doing at Google: teaching computers to read. "So IBM's Watson is a pretty weak reader on each page, but it read the 200m pages of Wikipedia. And basically what I'm doing at Google is to try to go beyond what Watson could do. "The World in 2030" by Dr. Michio Kaku. Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell. Home - John Naisbitt. The Most Significant Futurists of the Past 50 Years.

Future Studies

Outline of futures studies. The following outline is presented as an overview of and topical guide to futures studies – study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures, and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. It seeks to understand what is likely to continue, what is likely to change, and what is novel. What is futures studies? [edit] Futures studies can be described as all of the following: a branch of science[citation needed] – a branch of social science –a parallel discipline to history – the field of history concerns the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. Outline of futurology. Dictionary and Thesaurus. Futurism. Futurism. Futures Glossary. 20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know. 10 Futurist Phrases And Terms That Are Complete Bullshit. Dictionary of Foresight. Peering into the future. Futures Studies is a thriving field - perhaps because it will never be exhausted!

Peering into the future

This page contains some interesting links in the area. This page has information about... Other futures pages on this site... Futuring: The Exploration of the Future. Futuring: The Exploration of the Future by Edward Cornish.

Futuring: The Exploration of the Future

WFS. 2004. 313 pages. Paperback. Cheat Sheets For Futurists. Prototyping the future. ‘Futures’ is a field that, since it was conceived in the 1960s, has existed to make the future better.

Prototyping the future

Why have all those conversations about emerging change and how to prepare for it otherwise? Over Forum for the Future’s lifetime, however, there has been a noticeable convergence of futures practice with sustainability. These two fields are now more closely aligned than ever before. Increasingly, businesses are using futures techniques to build resilience in the face of external changes that may affect their chance of success. 10 Big Mistakes People Make in Thinking About the Future. Photo Credit: Frank Peters Being a working futurist means that I think a lot about how people think about the future.

10 Big Mistakes People Make in Thinking About the Future

It also means spending a lot of time with people who are also thinking about their own futures. Typically, this involves a dialogue between three distinct groups. Futurology: The tricky art of knowing what will happen next. 23 December 2010Last updated at 02:38 By Finlo Rohrer BBC News Magazine Cheap air travel was among the predictions (illustration from Geoffrey Hoyle's book)

Futurology: The tricky art of knowing what will happen next

Methods for Future Thinking. Tomorrow is built today. Welcome to WFSF. The World Future Council: WFC - Home. Institute For The Future. Future of Humanity Institute - Future of Humanity Institute. Club of Amsterdam - Shaping Your Future in the Knowledge Society. Future Exploration Network. Futurism. Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence. Singularity HUB. Humanity+ Io9. We come from the future. The Futurist. Blogs. Singularity Blog Covering Robots, Genetics, Stem Cells, Transhumanism, The Brain, The Future. SciTech Daily - Science, Space and Technology News 2015. MIT Technology Review. Technology News - 2014 Innovations and Future Tech. Future News for Year 2020 and Beyond - News of Future. Technology singularity - News & Rumors. Posts Tagged «technology singularity»

Technology singularity - News & Rumors

News - Singularity UniversitySingularity University. Www.closertotruth. Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil is an American author, inventor, futurist, and Director of Engineering at Google.


Aside from futurology, he is involved in fields such as optical character recognition (OCR), text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition technology, and electronic keyboard instruments. He is the author of several books on health, artificial intelligence (AI), transhumanism, the technological singularity, and futurism. When will Singularity happen – and will it turn Earth into heaven or hell?

Defined as the point where computers become more intelligent than humans and where human intelligence can be digitally stored, Singularity hasn't happened yet. First theorised by mathematician John von Neumann in the 1950s, the 'Singularitarian Immortalist' (and Director of Engineering at Google) Ray Kurzweil thinks that by 2045, machine intelligence will be infinitely more powerful than all human intelligence combined, and that technological development will be taken over by the machines.

"There will be no distinction, post-Singularity, between human and machine or between physical and virtual reality," he writes in his book 'The Singularity Is Near'. Welcome to SingularityWeblog - Singularity Weblog. The Buckminster Fuller Institute. Tracking the Future. DaVinci Institute. FutureCrafting. Futurologists links. Ignore this box please. Add to Browser Install Firefox add-on More ways to add DDG Feedback Report Bad Results Other Help / Feedback Add to Browser Give feedback Try this search on : Wikipedia.

Links from Machines Like Us. Future Technology Links. Resources for the Future - » International List of Futurology Research Centers as the Top 100 are Listed Here FUTUREPREDICTIONS. Futureology on YouTube. Futurology podcasts. Ignore this box please. Add to Browser Install Firefox add-on More ways to add DDG Feedback Report Bad Results Other Help / Feedback Add to Browser Give feedback Try this search on : Futurology - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks. If you could see your future, would you try to make it better? If you were a Soviet in 1980 and you knew that spiraling debt would destroy your country, would you do something to stop it? If you were a German in 1933 and knew that the Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State would lead to a world war, tens of millions of deaths, and the leveling of your nation, would you oppose it?

Its safe to assume that we would all say yes to these questions. Future Timeline. 2045 Initiative. GF2045 - Future Human Evolution Uses Advanced Technology to Achieve Immortality. Global trends-2030. The Digital World in 2030. Technology - Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years. The Future of the Human Race. User Rating: Details Parent Category: Advanced News Lessons. THE FUTURIST Magazine Releases Its Top 10 Forecasts for 2013 and Beyond. Map-of-the-future-ilab.jpg (Image JPEG, 1164x811 pixels) According To A Nasa Funded Study, We're Pretty Much Screwed. Humans will be extinct in 100 years says eminent scientist. Can Technology Save the World? Experts Disagree.

  1. burkeje May 24 2015
    Consider the Association of Professional Futurists "The Association of Professional Futurists is a global community of professional futurists committed to leadership and excellence in the futures field. Our members provide unique perspectives to help people anticipate and influence the future. The APF aims to set the standard of excellence for foresight professionals. Members include futurists from businesses, governments and non-profits, consulting futurists, educators, and students in futures studies. We meet regularly, host active electronic discussions among practitioners, provide professional development programs, recognize excellence in futures works, and offer a rich body of ideas and information about the future for the public. We invite you to browse the site to find out more about what we do. If you are interested in joining, visit the Membership page where you can apply online. Here's a brief brochure about the APF and one for students. And, if you have any questions, please do get in touch. "