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7 Ways To Get Your Kid Over Their College Rejection

Julie Fingersh | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Parents, you're up. You've got before you one of the most powerful teachable moments ever. And even if you think your teen would rather skin themselves alive than have this conversation with you, just know that you are singularly qualified to help them grieve, reframe and move forward.

Sonos: 'Ring di Alarm'!

Marlon Regis | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Marlon Regis

It's been just over a year since I -- amongst many other insiders, fans and lovers of music in L.A., have been witness to some of the most magnifice...

Are We Heading for a Jesus Singularity?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

If AGI will be here in 20 years or so, and most of those people currently in charge of the U.S. government subscribe to Christianity and believe in Jesus, what are atheist transhumanists to do?

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications is Coming to a Car Near You

Daniel Burrus | Posted 05.19.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have recently approved vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communica...

An Unreleased Future Song Sounds Just Like 'Drunk In Love'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment

At this year's South By Southwest, Future headlined a day of music festivities for Spin at Stubb's BBQ in Austin, Texas. During the show, Future perfo...

Welcome to the Future: Virtual Keyboards

Sonia Gil | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology
Sonia Gil

Do you recall the scene from Minority Report where Tom Cruise is pressing laser buttons that appear to be floating in thin air? Well, the future is here! Now you can do it yourself! Laser keyboards are sure to quench your sci-fi thirst.

A Lesson in Learning

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.13.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

Being at such a large institution often leads to a generalization and standardization of education; one that fails to qualitatively identity the successes and failures of its students.

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...