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What Worries Me About Being Part Of This Tech-Obsessed Generation

Cailin Loesch | Posted 01.14.2015 | Teen
Cailin Loesch

It occurred to me that my dad has experienced life like I will never know it, and that I have experienced life like my children will never know. It's not just technology that's changing, either: it's our way of living.

Interstellar, Virgin Galactic and the Dream of Space

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

There are moments in time when the coincidence of art and reality interact to allow us a glimpse into the context of history. The release of the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar a few days after two catastrophes in our space endeavor gives us one of those moments.

A TEDx Talk on Beauty and Life Extension Science

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

What is happening to our species is we are becoming far more than just human. All around us incredible advances in technology are changing and improving us.

The Connected Generation

Christa Dowling | Posted 01.07.2015 | Education
Christa Dowling

The info-sphere is growing every day and social media has had a huge impact on the young, actually on everybody through all forms of electronic communications. The global impact has left many involved in a world previously unknown to them.

What Jewish Millennials Want

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

We are creatures of expression living in an age of expression. We are deluged daily with information and opinion, with pundits and preachers proffering perspective.

Apple Pay Will Change How You Purchase!

Daniel Burrus | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

What is so different about Apple Pay that will launch mobile payments?

#TheMeccafest: A New Home for Howard Homecoming

Rachel Hampton | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Rachel Hampton

Howard University's Homecoming celebration is one known for its immense turn out to events with even bigger names attached to them. For 90 years, the celebration has garnered a public filled with Howard students, alumni, the DMV Community, and of course -- those out-of-town friends who crashed on couches to experience such an epic weekend.

Peter Singer: 'We Need To Be More Cautious With Our Caution'

The European | Lars Mensel and Max Tholl | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

Peter Singer is the world’s most prominent and controversial moral philosopher. He talked with Lars Mensel and Max Tholl about techno-skepticism...

5 Ways The Internet Will Revolutionize Work And Play By 2025

Fast Company | Ben Schiller | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

For all the ways the Internet has changed how we live and work over the last 20 years, there are still plenty of areas it hasn't touched, and plenty m...

Knotes From Asimov: Creativity Comes When It's Not Your Job

Amol Sarva | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Amol Sarva

Unearthed! Isaac Asimov's private letter to a U.S. military research project back in the 1950s -- how can the military be creative and come up with the best fresh ideas to help defend America from a ballistic missile attack?

Trouble Ahead: William Gibson Brings Us Another Report From the Future

John Branch | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
John Branch

In a move that seems remarkably well timed, Gibson has returned to the future in The Peripheral, and what he finds there isn't likely to please those hoping for bright, shining visions.

The Leaders of Now

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Axelle Tessandier

For the moment, "only" 3 billion people are connected to the internet. But this will change pretty fast, especially in lean countries. 78% own a smartphone in Latin America, 84% in Western Europe and 79% in US.

White House Civic Summit on Higher Education

Harry Boyte | Posted 12.20.2014 | College
Harry Boyte

The meeting on October 16 brought together about 50 White House aides, agency officials and staff, higher education leaders and community activists and civic leaders.

It's Okay To Know (Or Not Know) How You Want To Shape Your Life

Isabel Song | Posted 12.20.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

Even with all those unknowns, I'm not letting them -- or anyone else -- keep me from chasing after my dreams, my wants. Just because there's a possibility I'll change my mind one day isn't justification for not pursuing my current dreams at all.

The Internet and the End of 'Things'

Jeff Wald | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology
Jeff Wald

In the next twenty years we will see the virtual disappearance of many everyday physical items, including books (more ebooks will be sold in the US next year than paper books), paper currency and most single-use consumer electronic (does anyone even need an alarm clock anymore?).

Knowing When to Hold On and Knowing When to Let Go

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The Wisdom of the Sacred Continuum "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1 MacDoodle...

Virtual Healthcare Connects Patients and Doctors

Daniel Burrus | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

While this sort of an approach to healthcare is new and not something insurance companies reimburse for, many insurers are taking notice because they see the potential this offers to cut costs.

Losing a Child Without Losing Your Mind

Jonni Gray | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonni Gray

When the unthinkable happens, the first impulse is to believe that all is lost. When we lose our parents, we feel as though we've lost a big part of our past. When we lose a child -- especially our only child -- we feel as though we've lost our future.

How 1979 Prepared Me for 2024

Cindy Rizzo | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Cindy Rizzo

My 1979 I suddenly find myself in Boston, leaving the Public Garden after the Pride March. I meet a young lesbian in her twenties. She has very sh...

Pioneering the Possible

Scilla Elworthy | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Scilla Elworthy

True pioneers are fuelled by their vision of how a new world could be, and dare to take on what has never been done before. Now, when so few people have any vision at all of the future, the pioneering spirit embodies the kind of leadership so deeply needed on the planet.

Should a Transhumanist Run for US President?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

I'm in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President. I'll be doing it as a transhumanist for the Transhumanist Party, a political organization I recently founded that seeks to use science and technology to radically improve the human being and the society we live in.

Millennials Speak! 5 Future Leadership 'Must-haves'

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Characteristics like vision, integrity, focus on results, and ensuring customer satisfaction were seen as factors that were critical in the past and will be so in the future.

What The Future May Hold For Old(er) Women

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

What will it be like to be a 70, 80, 90, 100-year-old woman in the future? Let's imagine 'Nina' in decades ahead. Nina, whose husband died three years ago, lives in her own one-story home, in a pleasant intergenerational community, having made the decision to 'age in place.' Her house is close to the village center where she's on a first name basis with the merchants in all the shops.

The 4 Forces of Abundance: Why the Future Is Better Than You Think

Steven Kotler | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Steven Kotler

Four powerful forces are now starting to emerge, each with enormous world-changing potential, none more important than the accelerating rate of technological progress. Right now, all information-based technologies are on exponential growth curves.

Lessons From Your Future Self

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

My future self will have things to tell the present me. Now these aren't going to be the Top Five Regrets of the Dying, because I won't be dying, I will be living a meaningful and fulfilled life. Here is what my experienced, love-filled, wisdom-full self would tell me...