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Our Children and Grandchildren Will Be Richer Than Us, but There Is a Problem

Richard Koch | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

The pressures on social cohesion and the resurgence of class envy may take us backward a generation or two, despite the magnificent and apparently unstoppable whirring of the modern wealth machine.

The Future of Workplace Lighting: 6 Lighting Experts Weigh In

Amanda Schneider | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Amanda Schneider

When done properly, the best lighting design is completely unnoticeable. Yet, when poorly done, lighting can completely compromise the design of a space.

Why My Jewish Faith Is Strengthened by Islam

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Some might suggest that it is the charisma, success or personalities of my Muslim friends that draws me to their words. Yet, I think this understates the meaning of the progressive and distinctively American form of Islam that they articulate and live out.

The Culture of Transhumanism Is About Self-Improvement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Over the last few years, I've received various reactions from the public about my articles on transhumanism. Those reactions have ranged all across the board--from spewing hatred to mocking skepticism to genuine interest.

Insurance Policy for the Future: Investing in Millennials and Clean Energy

Amy Francetic | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Amy Francetic

As the need for new, innovative energy solutions has become more pressing, a rallying cry has been sounded among our youth to disrupt the stagnant energy landscape and produce fresh solutions.

What Will the Disruption of Politics Look Like?

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

This is the real truth about disruption: whether you see it as positive or negative, disruption is nonetheless our inevitable future. And if this is true in business and the professions, it is almost certainly as inevitable in our national politics.

10 Rants About Technology

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.02.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

I'm always raving about the latest innovation so I figured I should also present the other side of the coin.

The Future of Europe: Proudly Small

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

The biggest predicament facing the European Union (EU) is visibility. Across Europe, populist parties on the right and the left end of the political spectrum point towards the European Union as the source of economic and social problems.

Major Transhumanism Conference Features Both Rising and Seasoned Experts

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Increasingly, futurists are hoping that through politics, radical science and technology will gain a better foothold in society.

Today's Trade Agreements Are Backwards, But We Can Do Better

Peter Schurman | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
Peter Schurman

The legitimate force that drives trade agreements is companies' need for predictability and stability in order to invest beyond the borders of their home country. Everyone can support that. But where trade agreements go wrong is in secret negotiations, with virtually zero democratic input or accountability

The Hard Truth America's Children Are Forced to Learn

Isabel Song | Posted 03.20.2015 | Teen
Isabel Song

America doesn't care that having armed security guards at school doesn't do a single thing to make me feel safe in a place where I'm supposed to walk into a classroom ready to learn.

'We May Indeed Be Creating A Future We Will Come To Hate'

Wired | Jason Tanz | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

EVERY INNOVATION CARRIES within it the seed of annihilation. I don’t mean this in the Christensenian sense of disruption, in which agile newcomers u...

Dispatch: 'Growing a New America: Detox Diet, the Future of Food, and How to Be Happy and Healthy'

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm Miriam Ava, the ambassador of good taste. I share messages that matter, one Dispatch at a time. The launch of Dr. Mark Hyman's latest book The ...

How Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety

The Atlantic | Julie Beck | Posted 03.19.2015 | World

After nine years writing Slate’s “Dear Prudence” advice column, Emily Yoffe has noticed some recurring themes: “Mothers in law, husbands addic...

An Atheist's Perspective on the Rise of Christian Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.06.2015 | Religion
Zoltan Istvan

Transhumanism is not a religion, nor is it in competition with religion. It is simply a mode of being that embraces evolving the human being with science, reason, and technology.

HBO Going Bottom-Up -- That's a Good Thing For HBO and the Future of Media

Rob Kall | Posted 03.05.2015 | Entertainment
Rob Kall

The future of television is going to be bottom-up, meaning people will be able to pick and choose which channels and networks they subscribe to and support, without lengthy contracts, with very flexible hardware options, cutting out the cable middlemen.

To Err Is Humanoid

Eli Lebowitz | Posted 04.25.2015 | Technology
Eli Lebowitz

Daily life is riddled with small misunderstandings. Words are mispronounced, ambiguous terms are misinterpreted, lack of context leads to confusion, and distraction contributes to mistakes.

Why the Future of Screens May Be a Future Without Them

Alex Iansiti | Posted 04.11.2015 | Technology
Alex Iansiti

All in all, the only restriction to this hardware is its battery life, but with the up and coming long range wireless chargers we have seen at CES 2015, even that problem will be solved soon.

To Stay

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 04.10.2015 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Imagine looking up and seeing a ring of little pearls in the sky that are human habitats, or knowing there are trees growing on the Moon and the first human babies are being born on Mars who will call it their Home.

How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

Singularity University | Steven Kotler and Ken Goffman | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

This article was co-written with Ken Goffman. One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predict...

Who Am I? Homesick in My Last Semester of College

Aubrie Przybysz | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Aubrie Przybysz

As my parents shared themselves with me through physical items and printed photos, I realized the way I will share myself with my future children and family is digitally. My virtual timeline will be accessible by a few clicks of a button. Social media is a snapshot of moments of our lives, all in one place.

Prepare to Be Disrupted

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

The WorldPost Future Series is a set of conferences that will explore the social and economic transformation fostered by rapid technological advance -- and how these tumultuous changes will impact daily life in our communities, our families and in the workplace.

Can Your Brand Cope With Cultural Chaos?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Culture for people is a bit like water for fish. Most of us don't know we have one, although we plainly see cultural biases in those outside our group--biases that stop them from seeing the world as it really is.

Emperor of the Internet

Shelly Palmer | Posted 04.04.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

If a motivated hacker targeted you, you literally would not know you had been attacked until after it was over. From a skilled hacker's point of view, you have glass windows, glass doors, the lights are off, there's nobody home and you left the back door open.

What Can Supporters Do for Transhumanism?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The most wonderful thing about transhumanism is that whenever someone supports the movement and does something directly for it, they are also supporting their own health and longevity, and the health and longevity of their loved ones.