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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 11.26.2014 | 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.

New Marriages May Sharply Decline in Coming Transhumanist Era

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

While many in the world may not realize this, civilization is on verge of the greatest change it has ever known. Entire social systems and institutions may soon become obsolete, nonfunctional, and even unsafe. New marriages will not likely outlive this century.

Humanity in Jeopardy

Max Tegmark | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Max Tegmark

Exactly three years ago, on January 13, 2011, we humans were dethroned by a computer on the quiz show Jeopardy!. A year later, a computer was licensed to drive cars in Nevada after being judged safer than a human. What's next?

Augmented Reality Is Just Beginning Change How We Interact With the Real World

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Augmented reality (AR) provides a live view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated input such as inf...

11 Visions of The Future That Were Utterly Wrong

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

As we set our sights on the coming year, the Interwebs are buzzing with predictions of future tech trends, new economic tidings and the biggest fashio...

A Letter To My Future Self As A High School Graduate

Isabel Song | Posted 03.04.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

Questions aside, I also have a few wishes for you. I know you'll probably go through heartbreak with college decision letters (who doesn't?), but I sincerely wish your ultimate path will be one that you love and one that will never make you feel like you're settling for less.

Are We Eating Our Young?

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Deborah J. Levine

Increasingly, our compassionate acts are like band aids, more temporary and less effective every year. How else can we use our humanity to magnify our efforts, to change the trajectory of the destruction of our children, our future?

12 Steps That Will Help You Create Your Ideal Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Like laying out an open map of your life, expanding your vision means seeing the full spectrum beyond the present in anticipation of greater prospects. Take into account my 12 steps to envision the limitless possibilities before you and step into your future.

The Only Resolution

Nayia Moysidis | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nayia Moysidis

This year, I don't want memories. I don't want wishes or goals or resolutions. I don't want the fantasy, the promise of tomorrow. I don't want plans or agenda or deadlines. I don't want excuses. I don't want distractions. I don't want more time. I don't want yesterday. I don't want tomorrow.

AI Day Will Replace Christmas as the Most Important Holiday in Less Than 25 Years

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.23.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Some religious people, anti-transhumanists, and neo-Luddites complain that an advanced AI will destroy human civilization. Most scientists and technologists find those worries laughable. Most of them think that AI will usher in a new age of scientific discovery, medical advancement, and technological sophistication only imagined before in science fiction.

Happy Holidays from Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

I wanted to take a moment and wish all of my loyal fans and readership a very Happy Holiday Season. I am looking forward to the New Year and am antici...

25 Game-Changing Trends That Will Create Disruption & Opportunity (Part 2)

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Earlier this week I shared 12 of my Top 25 Game-Changing Hard Trends that will cause both disruption and opportunity on a global level. Today, I bring...