Future News iProject iOracle iLibrary iCommunity iScan iBank iDelphi iNews Login Register | Lost password Futurology Moore's law is an example of futures studies; it is a statistical collection of past and present trends with the goal of accurately extrapolating future trends. Futures studies (also called futurology and futurism) is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. There is a debate as to whether this discipline is an art or science. In general, it can be considered as a branch of the social sciences and parallel to the field of history. In the same way that history studies the past, futures studies considers the future. Futures studies (colloquially called "futures" by many of the field's practitioners) seeks to understand what is likely to continue and what could plausibly change.
Designcollector™ SEED – The near-future of mobile technology The year 2014 is the last break point on the way to omni-channel digital world were device is no more a single way to communicate with information and data. Here is a new… Shape – A Film About Design Presented by Pivot Dublin and Dublin City Council and directed by Johnny Kelly a short film “Shape” is a project to get young people thinking about how the world is made around them… Sponsor: Mujjo iPhone Leather Wallet Case Land Use Futures This project took a broad and overarching look at the future of UK land use up to 2060 and beyond. It covered the whole spectrum of land use from urban to rural. The project explored: the land use challenges the UK could face over the next 50 years the existing structures and mechanisms and their capacity to help us meet these challenges the opportunities to use and manage land differently now and in the future It has produced an evidence base which will help government and other policy makers understand whether existing land use patterns and practice are fit for the future.
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative - About NAKFI - The Futures Initiative is designed to enable scientists from different disciplines to focus on new questions, upon which they can base entirely new research, and to encourage and reward outstanding communication between scientists as well as between the scientific enterprise and the public. The following information may be helpful in suggesting topics, specific instructions for which are provided below. Futures Conferences Futures Conferences are unique, bringing together some of the nation's best and brightest researchers from academic, industrial, and government laboratories to explore and discover interdisciplinary connections in important areas of cutting-edge research. Each year, researchers apply to attend the conference and some 100 outstanding researchers are invited to discuss ideas related to a single cross-disciplinary theme.
Accelerating Future There isn’t enough in the world. Not enough wealth to go around, not enough space in cities, not enough medicine, not enough intelligence or wisdom. Not enough genuine fun or excitement. Global Food and Farming Futures This project explored the increasing pressures on the global food system between now and 2050. It highlights the decisions that policy makers need to take today, and in the years ahead, to ensure that a global population rising to 9 billion or more can be fed in a fair and sustainable way. The project focused on 5 challenges for the future: balancing future demand and supply sustainably - to ensure that food supplies are affordable ensuring that there is stability in food prices - and protecting the most vulnerable from the volatility that does occur achieving global access to food and ending hunger - recognising that producing enough food in the world so that everyone can potentially be fed is not the same thing as ensuring food security for all managing the contribution of the food system to the mitigation of climate change maintaining biodiversity and ecosystems while feeding the world
Global Economics: Economy & Globalization News Sign in with Facebook Or use your Businessweek account Forgot password? Already a Bloomberg.com user? Sign in with the same account. 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.
international science film festival - Pariscience on iPhone and Android ! For the 8th edition of the International Science Film Festival Pariscience, we chose an artistic and scientific picture from Jacques Houvault. More info about the photographer here. Thank you very much for submitting your films, the results will be announced on the end of July ! Tackling Obesities: Future Choices This project looked at how we can implement a sustainable response to obesity in the UK over the next 40 years. It gathered scientific evidence from across a wide range of disciplines to inform a strategic view of this issue. The project’s objectives were to: use the scientific evidence base from across a wide range of disciplines to identify the broad range of factors that influence obesity create a shared understanding of the relationships between the main factors influencing levels of obesity and their relative importance build on this evidence to identify effective interventions analyse how future levels of obesity might change and the most effective future responses
Columns A global thinker from the world of philosophy, science or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical, inspiring or controversial idea – no matter how improbable - that they believe will change the world. The week’s must-reads from around the web. Feed your mind with the pick of the most recent science and technology stories, selected by The Browser. Ideas that can change lives. Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world. Answers to your burning questions. What is Open Foresight We recently introduced the concept of ‘Open Foresight’ as a process we’re developing to analyze complex issues in an open and collaborative way, and to raise the bar on public discourse and forward-focused critical thinking. It’s a work in progress and constantly evolving, but here are some of the basic principles we’ve developed so far.1) What is Open Foresight? In simple terms, open foresight is a process for building visions of the future together. 2) The Big Picture Context
New Technology, Science News, The Future Now At the nuvera fuel cells lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 25-year-old chemical engineer Darryl Pollica stands in front of a prototype 5-kilowatt fuel cell -- a miniature powerplant that can make most of the electricity needed by a family of four. Its metal skin has been removed to reveal a cubical frame about 5 feet on each side, packed with tanks, valves, and electronics. Conspicuously taped to the outside of the frame is a Nokia cellphone. "That's our mascot," Pollica says. "We want to shrink this," he says, opening his arms as if to embrace the entire assembly, "to this," and he brings them together and points toward the tiny phone.