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Choosing Joy in a Selfish Place

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 05.12.2015 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

Embracing these last couple of weeks is difficult to do if we are constantly criticizing, quantifying the validity of our experiences by counting the number of "likes" on our Instragram photos, rather than internalizing our own happiness.

The Radio Shack Phenomenon and the Future of Private Independent Higher Education

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 05.08.2015 | College
Dr. William J. Carroll

What might the future of higher education look like? This new world of higher education will have fewer institutions serving larger numbers of students. The focus, however, will not be on the institutions themselves but what happens (or does not happen) in the classroom.

The Future of Buddhism: Race, Money, Mindfulness and the World

Yael Shy | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion
Yael Shy

Buddhists have the opportunity to uplift and maximize one of the central principles that underlies the religion itself: we are all deeply, completely, inextricably interconnected.

"Are You Jewish?": Judaism and the Future of Faith

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

On my way to visit my student pulpit in Ohio several years ago, I helped a man dressed in traditional Hasidic garb with his luggage. After thanking me politely, he turned to me and asked, "Are you Jewish?"

Transhumanist Party Scientists Frown on Talk of Genetic Engineering Moratorium

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A wave of ethical discussions and admonitions recently appeared after Chinese scientists reported successfully editing an embryo's DNA.

Take Heart That Your Parents Made Mistakes

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

Each of us forms images of the world based on our experiences derived from engaging with our families. Gradually we learn that our expectations don'...

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

Richard Koch | Posted 06.21.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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 06.07.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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 05.30.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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 05.19.2015 | 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 05.06.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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.