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Why You Should Watch China's Commitment to Becoming an Innovation-driven World Leader

Kristel Van der Elst | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Kristel Van der Elst

It is easy to discount the idea of China becoming an innovation-driven world leader - but that could prove to be a dangerous strategic blind spot. Impossible? Many things are impossible, until they happen.

To Innovate or Die: The Global Economy in 2050

Kristel Van der Elst | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Kristel Van der Elst

Attempting to definitively predict the future is a mug's game. But applying some imagination to today's weak signals and emerging technologies can enable us to paint plausible pictures of how the future might look, which we can factor into the strategic decisions we take today.

Why Chess?

John Koshy | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
John Koshy

If you favor intelligence over strength, then think chess. Unlike some other games, chess does not rely on luck, muscular strength or brute force. It is a brain over brawn exercise and an exquisite art form that has existed for more than 1500 years.

Foresight and Foolishness

Terry Newell | Posted 08.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Terry Newell

On April 1, 1976, Ron Wayne entered a partnership with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. Called Apple, the new company prepared to launch its first compu...

Hindsight, Now Sight and Foresight

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

I now know if I want to get there that I have to do the things that keep me on course, and I can't do the things that take me off course. Life is expanding. My vision is expanding. I know how to get there -- one step at a time.

Future Gazing for Our Food Supply

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

How many of us have wished we could predict the future? To gaze into a crystal ball and see our fate in fifty years time? A group of agricultural researchers from around the globe are coming together to do just that, and examine the future of our food system.

Wrong Again: Why Experts' Predictions Fail, Especially About the Future

Michael Shermer | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Michael Shermer

As 2012 unfolds, most notably with predictions about political elections, beware of the experts. For the most part, these experts are no better than dart-throwing chimps.

Three Pillars of Sustainability and the Fall of a Nation

Tri Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tri Robinson

Last weekend at a family gathering at our ranch, my parents, now in their early 90s, brought a box of 60 pine tree seedlings. A local home improvement...

Well, Someone Got It Right -- Way Back Then

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

President Obama's newly appointed science adviser, John Holdren, is an old friend of mine, and he had the foresight to predict many of today's dangers.