Twenty top predictions for life 100 years from now 16 January 2012Last updated at 08:50 Last week we asked readers for their predictions of life in 100 years time. Inspired by ten 100-year predictions made by American civil engineer John Elfreth Watkins in 1900, many of you wrote in with your vision of the world in 2112. Many of the "strange, almost impossible" predictions made by Watkins came true. Here is what futurologists Ian Pearson (IP) and Patrick Tucker (PT) think of your ideas. 1. IP: Likelihood 10/10. PT: Good chance. 2. IP: Likelihood 10/10. PT: Good chance. 3. IP: Likelihood 9/10. PT: Good chance. 4. IP: Likelihood 8/10. PT: Good chance. Continue reading the main story More readers' predictions English will be spelled phonetically (jim300) Growing your own vegetables will not be allowed (holierthanthou) The justice system will be based purely on rehabilitation (Paul) Instead of receiving information from the media, people will download information directly into their brains (krozier93) Crops will be grown in sand (jim300) 5.
Cyborg Lives Innovations Technologiques THE FUTURIST Magazine Releases Its Top 10 Forecasts for 2013 and Beyond Each year since 1985, the editors of THE FUTURIST have selected the most thought-provoking ideas and forecasts appearing in the magazine to go into our annual Outlook report. Over the years, Outlook has spotlighted the emergence of such epochal developments as the Internet, virtual reality, the 2008 financial crisis and the end of the Cold War. But these forecasts are meant as conversation starters, not absolute predictions about the future. We hope that this report--covering developments in business and economics, demography, energy, the environment, health and medicine, resources, society and values, and technology--inspires you to tackle the challenges, and seize the opportunities, of the coming decade. With no further ado, THE FUTURIST Magazine releases its top ten forecasts for 2013 and beyond. Video by FUTURIST magazine editor Cynthia G. 1. 2. 3. Future "farmers" may consist of householders recycling their food waste in their own aquariums. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Happy futuring
40 Awesome Futuristic City Illustrations Cities have always been a place where people share ideas and knowledge. I think this one of the reasons why cities have been inspiring artists to create many futuristic cityscapes illustrations. I collected here some of these awesome sci-fi city illustrations. It would be very cool if you could suggest more great illustrations and artists to our list. Stay up to date with Zeemp news, simply follow @zeemp. John Alvin – johnalvin.com James Paick – scribblepadstudios.com Robert Brown – robertdbrown.com Rob Sullivan – robsdesign.co.uk Hideyoshi Ruwwe – hideyoshi-ruwwe.net Nikita Buyanov – Portfolio Felicity Moore – Portfolio Nguyen Manh Hung – Portfolio Ioan Dumitrescu – Portfolio Eduardo Peña – Portfolio Peter Ang – Portfolio Christian Hecker – tigaer-design.com Tiberius Viris – suirebit.net Alex Popescu – alexpopescu.net Andree Wallin – andreewallin.com Dylan Cole – dylancolestudio.com Seung Jin Woo – Portfolio Marek Okon – Portfolio Dmitry Zaviyalov – Portfolio Saul Espinosa – artofsaul.com Related Posts
Knowmads, Infocology of the future what's new in science Methods of prospective > Softwares > Prospective softwares and toolbox : La prospective Six Problems, Six Tools Although strategic foresight is an intellectual “non-discipline” it nevertheless requires rigor and formalization, which clarify action and lead towards desired futures. The toolbox allows the strategist to ask the right questions and reduce incoherencies and uncertainties. Strategic foresight is an art that requires talents like intuition, unconventional thinking, and common sense. STRATEGIC FORESIGHT METHODS allows one: to pose the problem well and to choose the method with the "Strategic Prospective Workshops" to identify key questions for the future, thanks to structural analysis with the "MICMAC Method" to analyse the interplay of actors with the "MACTOR Method" to explore the field of possibilities with the morphological analysis of the "MORPHOL Method " to identify the most likely scenarios as well as the various risks of rupture with "SMIC PROB-EXPERT Method " to identify and evaluate strategic options with the "MULTIPOL Method" Creating Futures.
Lilypad floating city concept - Image 1 of 10 The Lilypad floating city concept is designed to house climate change refugees Image Gallery (10 images) With global sea levels predicted to rise significantly over the next century due to climate change, a lot of people living in low lying areas are expected to be displaced from their homes. Architect Vincent Callebaut has come up with a possible relocation destination for these climate change refugees in the form of the “Lilypad” concept – a completely self-sufficient floating city that would accommodate up to 50,000. View all With a shape inspired by the highly ribbed leaf of Victoria water lilies, the double skin of the floating “ecopolis” would be made of polyester fibers covered by a layer of titanium dioxide (TiO2), which would react with ultraviolet rays and absorb atmospheric pollution via a photocatalytic effect in the same way as the air-purifying concrete and paving stones we looked at last year. Via freshome. About the Author Post a CommentRelated Articles
Lifelong Learning Société P2P Futures for Futures Studies Jose Ramos proposes six paths: 1. Communion in diversity “Communion in diversity means that, even though we represent radical hybridity, mutating into new contexts, we are drawing upon each other’s knowledge and experience in order to inspire ourselves and continue to evolve and mutate what we do. We need the field of futures as a space to gather and evolve in community. And our capacity to be creative requires understanding the foundations and development of the field: empirical, systems, interpretive, critical, participatory, action-oriented etc. 2. Along with hybrid identities, in which we become some freakish mutant futurist that actually provides value for people, I also want to put forth the somewhat contradictory idea of an end to identity. But we can be a little bit different. We know we need global collaborative approaches to address even our local challenges. 3. And thus it is really the time for a global foresight commons. 4. 5. Experience is key. 6.
Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time Massive dehumanization, totalitarian government, rampant disease, post-apocalyptic terrains, cyber-genetic technologies, societal chaos and widespread urban violence are some of the common themes in dystopian films which bravely examine the ominous shadow cast by future. A dystopia is a fictional society that is the antithesis or complete opposite of a utopia, an ideal world with a perfect social, political and technological infrastructure. A world without chaos, strife or hunger. A world where the individual potential and freedom is celebrated and brought to the forefront. In contrast, the dystopian world is undesirable with poverty and unequal domination by specific individuals over others. Dystopian films often construct a fictional universe and set it in a background which features scenarios such as dehumanizing technological advancements, man-made disasters or class-based revolutions. Ranking the List 50. In the nation of Libria, there is always peace among men. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45.