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Clean Energy: A One-Two Punch in the Fight Against Global Warming

Rob Sargent | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Rob Sargent

Big polluters want to continue to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air instead of adopting sensible limits that protect public health and slow global warming. And they want us to absorb the costs of climate change. That is wrong. We cannot let fossil fuel interests and their allies block progress.

Google Glass is Transforming Wearable Technology

Daniel Burrus | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

It's estimated that one million wearable devices will shipped at the beginning of 2014, and it's also estimated that there will be 300 million shipped...

New Governments Now: Distributed Digital Democracy

Cadell Last | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Cadell Last

A new governance system is possible. No politician is going to save us. We have to save ourselves. We can do that with a governance system based on complex systems science and collective intelligence theory. It will take a great deal of hard work, but it is possible.

Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity (Part 5)

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Intuitive Creativity: This final and most challenging level of creativity has often been promoted to the realm of spiritual and wisdom traditions. Thi...

Our Moment of Disruption: Death and Rebirth

Otto Scharmer | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics
Otto Scharmer

Finance. Food. Fuel. Water. Poverty. Climate chaos. Financial oligarchies. We have entered an Age of Disruption. Yet the possibility of profound perso...

What Is Education For?

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
Axelle Tessandier

Looking at the world through the heart, and not only from the mind, does not mean you have no control over yourself or your emotions. Intuition, empathy, resilience, curiosity are imperative to face the challenges of tomorrow.

Are We All Cyborgs?

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 05.04.2014 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

I got the chance to talk to filmmaker and futurist Jason Silva about these topics. He suggests that not only should we not be afraid of our bold new world, but we may all already be cyborgs.

Is This the Future? Robot Restaurant, a Slightly Scary Proposition

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.03.2014 | Weird News
Sidonie Sawyer

Harbin, northeast China, has a population of about 6 million. Referred to as Ice City, it is one of the coldest places on Earth, where temperatures ha...

Should Transhumanists Have Children?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.30.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

While the international movement of transhumanism is rapidly growing and diversifying, its most important goal remains the same: overcoming human mortality.

Public Happiness

Harry Boyte | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
Harry Boyte

Education, understood in this way, is constitutive of a flourishing democratic society. The understanding has never been more needed.

Retail Chatter #6

June Haynes | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
June Haynes

Luxury retailers should take note of the old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover." If you want to attract this future generation of leaders, adapt to their beliefs that, luxury is not a symbol of achievement, rather a promise to self that "You Can Achieve."

Inter-Religious Studies: A Field of Its Own

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 04.24.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

It was a deeply moving conversation, but felt hardly out of the ordinary to have an Imam, a rabbi and even a Muslim scholar of Holocaust Studies on a panel moderated by a pastor. They seemed at home together -- as did the many who gathered to watch and listen.

Despite Skepticism, Many People May Embrace Radical Transhumanist Technology in the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I often get asked in a highly dubious way: Could you really just let yourself disappear into a machine, Zoltan?

Some Futurists Aren't Worried About Global Warming or Overpopulation

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

What many environmentalists, journalists and politicians fail to consider when assessing the future is how quickly technological innovation is growing. The future is coming much faster than people realize.

Suicide of the West -- Conclusion

Richard Koch | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Are we destroying our own civilization, the most appealing and ethical there has ever been? To say Yes or No, we need to examine the roots of our soc...

American Voices on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Invention still pulls modern life forward into the fast-arriving future. But invention has existed long enough to be joined by reinvention.

The Road to Superintelligence

Cadell Last | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Cadell Last

The global brain is coming. The technology to build a global brain will come whether our institutions change or not. The problem then morphs into something a little more interesting: technology can build the global brain, but its up to us to build the global village.

Suicide of the West?

Richard Koch | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Is the West tearing itself apart? In the past few weeks we've looked at many arguments. But they may be boiled down to three points. First, at its...

Future Recruits Pharrell To 'Move That Dope'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment

Future just dropped "Move That Dope," which appears to be the first cut off his upcoming sophomore LP, "Honest," and it's a banger wielding an A-list ...

Learning When to Hold On -- and When to Let Go

Maggie Hollander | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Maggie Hollander

The truth is, though, it's not just the world that's changing around me, it's me, myself and I as well. And while some songs, some people, some places always seem to fit in the best way possible, others I've simply outgrown, as we all do.

THE WEST AND THE REST

Richard Koch | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Few things are less clear - or more important - than what the West's attitude should be to the rest of the world. Most of the policies tried in the l...

Don't Date a Girl Who Wants to Change the World, Join Her

Dina Khayal | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Dina Khayal

Like everyone else, she has her flaws, but that doesn't matter because she defines her own definition of beauty -- you know, the real raw beauty that exists in all of us, that we sometimes often hide from others, in order to blend in with the norms.

3 Questions About Technology We Should Be Asking Now

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Here are a few questions worth debating on your next dinner party or trip to the bar.

New Year!! Still a N***a...

Gerard Kersey | Posted 03.19.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

So as 2013 made its exit, and 2014 came in what a great feeling it was. As I was bringing in the New Year in church with family and friends, it was a ...

U.S. And China Must Share Power. And China Must Make Japan Feel Safe

Paul J. Keating | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
Paul J. Keating

To create enduring stability in the region, China must lay out it's security vision and come to a modus vivendi with Japan.