If a half-century's worth of sci-fi B-movies and Jetsons reruns have taught us anything, it's that it is impossible to accurately predict the future. Cars still don't fly, nobody teleports anywhere and there's still no such thing as a lunar colony.
At the Clinton Global Initiative this year, we were reminded that although people are multiplying, resources are not. Local African elephants populati...
The frictionless nature of mobile technology has improved the quality of our lives and become the mainstream standard by which we all live. We take for granted the ease digitization has brought to our lives.
The past century has seen an unprecedented shift toward entirely new levels of organization at the global level, and this change seems only to be accelerating. Could we be crossing another major threshold in human evolution?
With economic and technological disruption have come freedom, creativity, and chaos. People can experience all of the effects of these three states of mind in one day or in one hour of their lives.
As a 19-year-old helping to take care of an 81-year-old with Alzheimer's, I began to reflect on how this disease will affect future lives. Millennials like myself need to acknowledge the fact that we will become the manifestations of some horrifying statistics.
Breaking Bad is ending, and there won't be anywhere to hide -- the Internet is going to blow up. You're going to freak out a little, but it's good to have millions of online presences by your side, suffering right there with you.
As radical as this all might seem to you now, just remember, the future is impossible to predict, but utterly inevitable.
As has always been the case, the next measure of freedom rests in the hands of the people who recognize its potential.
Passage of the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance will not only help move our people away from these disposable relics of the old economy, but it will help Chicago take its rightful place as a leader of the sustainable and fiscally responsible new economy.
Our economy is going through a structural change and the job market will never be the same. The most valuable skills of the future will be those that can't be outsourced automated. Everyone should view themselves as entrepreneurs.
You don't need us as much anymore. You told your father this year, "I finally realized I don't have to tell you and mom everything," and I knew we had done our job.
The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.
Early in the evening, Leonard Cohen adjusted the angle on his fedora, looked out at the audience and said, "I don't know when we'll meet again, but tonight I promise I'll give you everything I've got." And he did, including an encore of six more songs.
Hey Waldo, I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I can see something ain't right. Just look around.
President Obama won because for the first time Democratic voters felt the same driving passion that has been motivating the Republican right since Reagan's first win in 1980: pure fear and disgust at where the country would be headed if (in this case) Romney and Ryan won.