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The Predictive Enterprise: Five Trends Shaping the Future of Business

James Canton | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
James Canton

The predictive enterprise, attunes itself to the massive data universe with tools to sense, listen, enable and anticipate. This is a massive shift in the behavior and strategy of business.

Your Connected Home in 2020...

Seyi Fabode | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Seyi Fabode

It was crazy to think there was a time that it had been called the smart home. She could not remember when the clever marketing sleight of hand happened and it had become the 'Connected Home'. She was living in it now though. It had become almost jarring in its normalcy.

Why Imagination Is Our Strongest Weapon Against Climate Change

Kajsa Paludan | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Kajsa Paludan

If our civilization was to disappear tomorrow, would you be able to say what the future world had lost? When you work to create a sustainable future, are you certain that your approaches serve life and people?

Five Future Breakthroughs in Forensic Technology

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology
Garry Rodgers

Forensic technology has made huge breakthroughs over the past thirty-five years that I've been around criminal and forensic investigations. Without question, the next thirty-five are going to bring mind-blowing advances. I've looked into my forensic crystal ball to come up with five things I think will be real by 2050.

The Dystopian Future Of The Universe, According To Twitter

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts

According to novelist Adam Johnson’s visions of the near future, we’ll soon spend most of our time socializing with robots that are fed d...

Exclusive: The Man Behind the Robot That Delivers a TEDx Talk

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Li

The humanoid robot avatar could help people communicate more effectively. In the future, we might see a event called TEDRobots, where people use robots with different looks and personalities to deliver talks.

Rise of the Machines: Robots and the New World of Work

Philip Jennings | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Philip Jennings

It won't be long before robots have the cognitive skills to think, act and react like humans. What does a new species mean to our own? We must develop our own skills alongside the robots. We must be able to complement the work they do. We must evolve.

Perpetual Self-Renewal

Paras Shah | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Paras Shah

I am not sure of what the future holds, and the thought of playing it safe, while tempting, scares me. I do not want to sink into complacency--I want to explore with outstretched arms and an open mind.

Genomics -- The Future of Forensic DNA Profiling

Garry Rodgers | Posted 11.18.2015 | Science
Garry Rodgers

I think we're in a fascinating time, watching technological advancements in forensic sciences. We're close to the day when your tiny biological dropping at the scene of your crime will go into a machine, the button pressed, and a full-color, 3D image of your entire person right from your molecules to your moles.

Building Oona's Future by Remembering Her Father

Plumfund | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact

After a truly brave battle, Stephen passed away peacefully in his sleep. He had to tell Oona he was not going to live much longer and when he did he asked her, "Do you know whom I will miss the most? I will miss you the most."

What Kind of World Do We Want to Live In? Let's Let the Future Know

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 11.16.2015 | Good News
Jenn Sutkowski

Photo caption: Just a little meditation for Paris. Like my drawing, my words are flawed, but putting our hearts in the right place has to count for s...

Choosing Wisely, the Internal Struggle

Mimo Khair | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Mimo Khair

My daughter asked me after hearing of the sad events caused by terrorism in Beirut and Paris the last 2 days: "why do humans terrorize other humans?" ...

Not on Our Watch

Dain Heer | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Dain Heer

How can we move forward after yet another attack like this? How can we hope to create a kinder planet? Start by asking this question, "What kind of world would I like to see?" And, "How can I contribute to creating that world?"

What Is Our Future?

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Jonathan Schmock

In wake of the Paris attacks, what does our future look like?

Smart Business Owners Embrace Bitcoin

Jamil Bouchareb | Posted 11.13.2015 | Small Business
Jamil Bouchareb

As entrepreneurs, staying on top of the latest technology and developments is vital for success -- and Bitcoin is the hottest trend right now. Adopting Bitcoin in your business is by far the smartest decision you can make today.

Can You Teach Yourself to Be More Optimistic?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Take 20 minutes and envision yourself in the future. Imagine yourself as the best possible you. Now write it down.

The Only Answer to 'Where Will You Be in 5 Years?'

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

We spend more time at work than anywhere else during our adult lives. So, it is important to be fulfilled by what you work on. That sounds preachy, right? But I know it's not easy to get there.

7,289 Miles

Abeer Rashid | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Abeer Rashid

Watching couples every season doing something special has made me cringe on the inside every time. Knowing that we cannot do many of those things now....

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.

Transhumanism Political Party Reaches First Birthday

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Zoltan Istvan

On October 7th, 2015, the Transhumanist Party reached its first birthday. Started as way to introduce forward thinking and futurist politics into government, the party has caught on around the world and now has over a dozen national parties.

Who Cares How Millennials Want to Work?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Working for a communications strategy firm while in graduate school, my boss told me that my generation was technologically astute, individualistic, cynical and had a healthy disdain for authority. And this guy liked me. Sound familiar?

Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders of tech's open pastures, or tougher to diametrically write existentially about future doomsday scenarios, which I admit is much easier for me.

20 Predictions for the Year 2065

Keating Thomas | Posted 10.28.2015 | Comedy
Keating Thomas

I wonder what Western society will be like 50 years from today. It's hard to say. Even 15 years ago when I was hoping 2015 would be filled with hoverboards and flying cars, I never expected that it will really just be me typing in my username and password 50 times a day into a little electronic box.

What the Future Looks Like According to Elon Musk

Ashish Toshniwal | Posted 10.21.2015 | Technology
Ashish Toshniwal

Wondering what the maverick inventor thinks about in his off-time can be a source of comic relief, as well as some pretty far-fetched science fiction fantasy. That being said, there are some really good ideas that can come from trying to think with the same 'big idea, blue sky' strokes of genius as the real-life Tony Stark.

A Declaration for the Future

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

It all comes down to you, all comes down to each and every one of us to take full advantage of such one-of-a-kind opportunities to be an equal and vital part of the change we want to see in the world.