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

Amol Sarva | Posted 10.21.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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 10.15.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 09.24.2014 | 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...

Boyhood's Answer To The Existential Confusion Of The Millennial Generation

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jock Gilchrist

As so many unremarkable events pass by -- a graduation, family dinner, departure for college -- the subtext of the events comes to the foreground. We skip from day to day, event to event -- what is the point of it all?

Love Lessons

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

No matter how you choose to define love, one fact remains clear: Love can be highly addictive. We are talking about passionate love, the beginning rush of emotions; the wave that floods us when we first fall in love.

So Science Is Doing a Pretty Good Job Making All Our Childhood Tech Dreams Come True

Posted 10.02.2014 | Travel

Here’s the bad news up front: we still don’t have the hoverboards that the movies of the 1980s promised us. (What’s taking so long? Get on it, p...

The Future of Getting Lost

Mark Fallows | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.

PHOTOS: Doug E Fresh Highlights BET Hip-Hop Awards

AP | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 09.25.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) — With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed "The Hu...

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

A Glimpse Inside the Minds of 3 Business Leaders

Scott MacFarland | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Have you ever wondered what today's business leaders think about? Tough questions must be asked almost every day in order to keep the business running smoothly.

The Future of Media

Ted Rubin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

In 1997 when I joined Seth Godin at Yoyodyne, people were calling the internet new media. But there was nothing really new. It was simply traditional media in a new wrapper -- noting new at all.

Hey, Which One of You Wise Guys Teleported Me Into the Future?

Michael Levin | Posted 09.12.2014 | Technology
Michael Levin

So here I sit, surrounded no longer by the four walls of a private office but instead by entrepreneurs looking to create the next hot, disruptive thing, whether it's for-profit here in America or transforming healthcare in the developing world. So which wise guys or wise gals teleported me into the future?