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What I Learned From My First Semester in College

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

My first semester at the University of Pennsylvania has just ended. I'm flying back home, and I don't know what to think. It's been such a journey from the moment I stepped on campus all the way to today.

The Taliban in the Self

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

How many children has our greed killed? How many children grow up without proper education? How many children are subjected to the slow deaths of racism, homophobia and sexism? How many children are dead because of our thirst for guns and violence? The questions can go on and on.

The 8 Most Game-Changing Innovations Of 2014

Singularity University | Jason Dorrier | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

As the year draws to a close, it’s worth glancing over our shoulder. What technologies and themes were brightest in 2014? Read on. (And keep in ...

Five Future Predictions That Will Leave You Reeling

Ella Jameson | Posted 02.14.2015 | Weird News
Ella Jameson

While skeptics may put it down to chance or informed guesswork, believers insist that these predictions are proof of the higher brain power that many humans apparently possess.

Using Blue Tech to Save Our Water

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Successful innovators are the people who see a demand before it arises and develop the technology required to meet it. Certain demands may seem to ari...

Hey Millennials! 8 Important Financial Tips from Your Future Self

Jerry Patterson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
Jerry Patterson

If you could go back 30 years and give yourself one piece of advice regarding retirement planning, what would you say?

Uncertainty Is All Around Us

Susan Kaufman | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Susan Kaufman

I have watched fear keep people from pursuing their own passions, from opening up to others and from letting love in. I, too, have let this fear harness me, and I have let complacency satisfy me. But this Thanksgiving has reminded me that there is beauty in the vast unknown.

A Brain Implant That Registers Trauma Could Help Prevent Rape and Violent Crime -- So Why Don't We Have It Yet?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

All things considered, the trauma alert implant sounds like a sensible and impressive thing. So why don't we have them yet?

The Future Of Elevators Looks Pretty Awesome

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.03.2014 | HuffPost Home

People spend a LOT of time in elevators and, over the years, that time can really add up. If you work in an office building in New York, for example, ...

Happy Thinks-giving

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Here's an idea. This year, turn Thanksgiving into Thinks-giving. Unplug. Yup. The whole day without digital engagement. No screens. No big balloon parades. No football.

A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.

Be An Entrepreneur In Your Life: 4 Ways To 'Startup' Your Ambitions

Allie Armitage | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Allie Armitage

The problem with finding an inspiring career is that, from the outside, it seems like whim, luck and 'who you know.' But the good news is there is actually a process to navigate a seemingly impossible task -- and -- it can be fun.

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.