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America's Mindless Destiny: The "American Federation"?

Glen Browder | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Now I want to project where we're likely to end up if we stay on our current mindless course. For analytical purposes, I will stipulate four possible scenarios for our evolving Great Experiment -- Disintegration, Distortion, Transition, and Transformation.

Happy 7th Birthday, Twitter

Tim Mattingly | Posted 05.20.2013 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

On March 21, Twitter will turn seven-years-old. That's impressive. Seven years is a pretty short amount of time to become worth approximately $10 billion. When I turned seven, I was worth approximately one holographic Charizard.

It's Time to End the War Between the Young and the Old!

Daniel Burrus | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

In every organization worldwide, there is an unspoken war between the young and the old. The younger workers look at the older ones and think, "They j...

Abundance

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Ricardo B. Salinas

Is it possible that advancing technology will permit us to end poverty, sickness, and other serious problems?

Dead Prez Return With New Album at SXSW

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices
Shira Lazar

Even though it's been a while since the duo released a full album, M1 assures us that they've been hard at work, putting out mixtapes, working on their "Turn Off the Radio" series and Stic dropping his workout album.

Google Executive Chairman's 3 World-Changing Predictions

Robert Lockard | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Robert Lockard

What will our world look like 10 years from now? Will we finally have the flying cars and mechanical maids The Jetsons promised us? Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman and former CEO of Google, has some possible answers in his new book.

Could Downtown Vegas Become the Next Hub for Startups? (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Zappos founder and CEO Tony Hsieh stopped by the Samsung Blogger Lounge to discuss the revitalization project of Downtown Las Vegas, the new SXSW v2v program, and incredible predictions for the future of business and technology.

All About Apps: Mobile Innovation at South By Southwest

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

This week, Austin Texas is the center of the technology universe. The foremost digital media and tech companies will debut their latest products, hott...

12 Certainties That Will Transform Every Career and Create New Ones

Daniel Burrus | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

As technology continues to impact our lives, workers in today's ever-changing labor market need to be prepared with skills to adapt and succeed in the...

The Future of Learning Is Hard to Predict

Maria Voles Ferguson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Home
Maria Voles Ferguson

2013-02-27-tedprizepullDr. Mitra talks fondly about the network of British "grannies" he has enlisted to teach children online and offer encouragement, but what about all the other issues that so often compromise a child's ability to learn and grow?

Getting You and Your Career Ready To Thrive In The Future

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

According to the Associated Press, 50% of the 7.5 million jobs that were lost in the United States during the recent great recession were mid-pay, mid...

Emmett Till's Family Pens Open Letter To Lil Wayne

Posted 02.25.2013 | Black Voices

A week after the backlash stemming from Lil Wayne’s controversial Emmett Till lyric , which resulted in the record label's decision to pull the lyri...

Stevie Wonder Responds To Weezy's Controversial Lyric

AP | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Black Voices

ATLANTA -- Stevie Wonder is not happy with Lil Wayne's vulgar lyrics that reference Emmett Till, a black teen who was killed in 1955 for allegedly whi...

Lil Wayne's Shocking Lyric Pulled By Record Label

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 04.16.2013 | Black Voices

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A cousin of the late Emmett Till wonders if Lil Wayne understands just how damaging it was when he rapped a vulgar reference to th...

The Two Types of Online Communities That Can Drive Growth

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Two types of online communities exist: communities of interest and communities of practice. A community of interest may be people who love dogs, sail...

Here's Something to Really Worry About -- More of Us Are Worried

David Ropeik | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

It is hardly news that America has become more divided. But this survey offers fresh support that these divisions are not about gun control or abortion or any of the individual issues we fight about, but about deeper dissatisfactions and worries.

How to Use Time Travel to Succeed Now and in the Future

Daniel Burrus | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Did you know that time travel was possible? It really is. For example, you can visit remote parts of the Amazon River and meet people who are living j...

To Do: Stop Dwelling On The Past (Here's Why)

Charley Johnson | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

It's important to honor and acknowledge your past, to tease lessons from the stories that make you, you. But at some point the past becomes a crutch, something to fall back on when you're uncomfortable in the present or fearful of the future.

We Must Lead It

Terry Tamminen | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

In his inaugural address this week, President Obama committed us to get back to work on the challenge of a sustainable energy future. But will this reignite the debate on climate change or have three widely publicized stories already done that for us?

PHOTOS: Where To Visit The Future

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.24.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Now if only someone could get to work on those jet packs.

It's About to Get Surreal

Schuyler Brown | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business
Schuyler Brown

The gift of Surrealism is its power to suggest alternate realities, realities that defy explanation, that are intensely personal and communal at the same time, realities that are as porous and fluid as our reality actually is.

Dregs: Five Videos of Future Reality

Michael Molina | Posted 03.19.2013 | Comedy
Michael Molina

Where reality shows falter, dregs take hold. As these five videos will demonstrate, prophets on YouTube have brought back from future times the evolution of humans in entertainment.

When Technology Platforms Change, the Old Leaders Are Seldom the New Ones

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Whenever there is a major change in platform, the leaders of the old platform are seldom the leaders of the new platform. For example, at one time, th...

Welcome to 2013: The Future Is Going to Last a Long Time

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

Yes, we do have the potential to bring forth the unprecedented potential of human energy, creativity, and vision. We therefore need to align ourselves with this potential.

Is Guilt a Time-Bound Emotion?

Francis Levy | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

Whether you are feeling guilty or feeling in danger of being guilty as charged, you have effectively removed yourself from the present tense.