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A TEDx Talk on Beauty and Life Extension Science

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 11.07.2014 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

What is happening to our species is we are becoming far more than just human. All around us incredible advances in technology are changing and improving us.

A Futurist Prediction for Virtual Education

Rob Furman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

As schools are starting to take seriously the concept of virtual class days during those blizzards and other days off of school, I believe they will need a more modern version of accountability.

Why Boomer Aging Means Trillions of Dollars for Business

Brent Green | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Brent Green

Horrific outcomes predicted by generational accountants and economic doomsayers will not come true as foreseen, partly because the generations over age fifty shift paradigms, create new industries, abolish others, and ultimately reshape the social and economic landscape.

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.

Michio Kaku: The Art & Mysteries of the Conscious Mind

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.22.2014 | GPS for the Soul
One World with Deepak Chopra

Theoretical physicists are not known for their rock star appeal. Scientists are not inherently cool by our modern standards because so often the average person does not understand what it is they do.

A World Future Society Conference Speech: Everyone Faces a Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. Each one of us has a problem. In fact, no matter where you go on the planet, no matter who you find, every single person on Earth has this same dire problem.

Transhumanists and Libertarians Have Much in Common

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Libertarianism and transhumanism have too many deep philosophical principles in common to not grow and evolve together. The all-important role of personal freedom makes the two ideologies a natural fit for one another.

The Internet of Everything is Changing the Education Landscape

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 06.08.2014 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

The explosive growth of the Internet of Everything is driving a sweeping wave of transformation across the world. Education is among the many sectors ...

SIC Shingerview: Pablos Holman, Futurist, Inventor, Hacker

David Shing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
David Shing

Pablos Holman focuses on the world's bigger problems, inventing things that enrich the human experience. He is currently working on a bunch of awesome projects -- including a malaria-eradicating device that can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky with lasers.

The New Reality Is Disrupted

Scott DiMarco | Posted 11.11.2013 | Books
Scott DiMarco

Why do we so often ignore the very advice that can save us? The answer may very well be found in Disrupted by Stefan Pollack which is easily one of the most important books of the year.

Welcome to the Digital State

Faris Yakob | Posted 08.20.2013 | Books
Faris Yakob

This is the essence of digital, binary at its core, on and off states, the intellectual foundation of logic. But in our increasingly digital state, things aren't that simple.

Kurzweil at Techonomy: Artificial Intelligence Is Empowering All of Humanity

Techonomy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Technology
Techonomy

In the opening session of Techonomy 2012 today, Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick interviewed Ray Kurzweil, the futurist and transhumanist who has developed a cult following for his prediction of the merging of humans and computers.

Out With the New and in With the Old

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 08.09.2012 | Home
Jeff DeGraff

The question isn't, "What does Beethoven sound like in a virtual environment?" but rather, "How does symphonic music remain relevant to a generation that doesn't care for Beethoven?" You can almost hear the purse close.

Who Is Buckminster Fuller and Why Is His Message So Important Now? - A Manifesto of Possibility

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
L. Steven Sieden

Nearly 30 years after the death of the man that Marshall McLuhan labeled "the 20th century Leonardo da Vinci," Bucky's legacy and the solutions he posed for all our problems generally go unnoticed and ignored.

7 Awesome Jobs You've Never Heard Of

Brazen Life | Annie Favreau | Posted 06.19.2012 | Money

Brazen Life: Teacher, Lawyer, Doctor--when someone says “career,” these classic jobs are the first ones you think about, right? Yet thousand...

Design Your Website for Mobile First

Daniel Burrus | Posted 08.12.2012 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Make no mistake: It's a hard trend (a certainty) that tablets and smart phones are rapidly becoming people's main computer. Therefore, you want your website to be seen well on these devices and to be useful.

The Future of Advertising Sales -- It's all About Integration

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.17.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Today, media and marketing go beyond mere storytelling; now it's about storytelling and dialogue. That's why social media's so popular. It's not about the word "media"; it's about the word "social."

Striking Futurist Paintings

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

The Futurists of the early 20th century were known for their desires to demolish museums, libraries and all other sites receiving historical reverence...

Learning to See the Future First

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology
Jeff DeGraff

All innovation starts as fiction before it moves across the aisle and becomes nonfiction. We do, in fact, believe it when we see it. That's what makes the world's fairs and exhibitions so compelling.

The Real Way to Avoid a Student Loan Debt Crisis

Daniel Burrus | Posted 07.01.2012 | Education
Daniel Burrus

The real problem is not the student loan debt itself. Rather, the real problem is that even with their shiny new degrees, graduates (both young and old) are not finding jobs. What's the solution?

Where's the Web Heading? A Prediction

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.06.2012 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Your personal assistant with Web 4.0 will search for you without you even specifically asking. Your personal assistant will know your preferences, your likes, and your needs, automatically compiling, presenting, and sharing what's pertinent.

A Lesson From Google: Why Innovation Is the Key to Your Company's Future

Daniel Burrus | Posted 06.02.2012 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Here's the problem: When you focus on your competition and copy them, you end up competing with them. However, when you focus on innovation, you become the competition and others try to copy you. That's a huge difference.

Jean "Moebius" Giraud, 1938-2012, 2012-Onwards

Network Awesome | Posted 05.13.2012 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

It's hard to imagine that his work, his style and his visions would come to an end, yet sadly, this past Saturday, March 10th, Jean "Moebius" Giraud passed away from an unpublicized fight with cancer.

The Next President Must Have an Integrated Social Media Strategy

Daniel Burrus | Posted 03.17.2012 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

Romney has over 1.3 million Facebook "likes." That's powerful. But his Twitter followers are only around 200,000, and his YouTube subscribers are a measly 3,300. He's doing great in one area, but where's the rest?

An Education Revolution: Automate and Humanize!

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.02.2012 | Technology
Daniel Burrus

While many parents and teachers lament over what a waste of time video games are, they are walking past a historic opportunity. The only thing being wasted here is the true value and potential of these technological marvels.