Futurist
Futurists or futurologists are scientists and social scientists whose specialty is futurology, or the attempt to systematically explore predictions and possibilities about the future and how they can ...
Michio Kaku - Reimagine Tomorrow
World-renowned physicist Michio Kaku reveals how a simple test using marshmallows can predict how successful you can become. Credit: Goalcast
Ray Kurzweil — Immortality by 2045
Ray Kurzweil — Singularitarian Immortalist, Director of Engineering at Google, famous inventor, author of How to Create a Mind
Moon Ribas - The woman cyborg who can feel every earthquake in the world
When Moon Ribas performs, anticipation hangs heavy throughout the space. Dressed in all white, Ribas stands motionless with eyes closed as Brian Eno’s Lux fills the air. Suddenly, she gasps and convul...
The Greatest Talk of Jacque Fresco (subs) - The Venus Project
Jacque Fresco (born March 13, 1916), is an American futurist and self-described social engineer. Fresco is self-taught and has worked in a variety of positions related to industrial design. Fresco wr...
The strange obscurity of Eugene Burdick
He died tragically young, but why have his books about politics been forgotten? A best-selling author shifting millions of books in the post-war decades, a renowned public intellectual, a friend of ce...
Books: Burdick’s Lost ‘The Ninth Wave’ Deserves New Life
Resurrecting a book is probably like raising Lazarus. It can happen, but only with a little divine intervention. On the other hand, there are scientifically documented cases—like Their Eyes Were Watch...
University of California: In Memoriam, June 1967
When Eugene Burdick died on July 26, 1965, the University community lost one of its most gifted members. He was known throughout the world for books and articles focused upon the most urgent problems ...
transhumanism - YouTube
Feb 28, 2008 ... http://www.theageoftransitions.com A brief critical analysis of the transhumanist movement. Posthuman utopia, or the ultimate scientific ...
Robert Anton Wilson - Video
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Future studies
Futures studies (also called futurology and futurism) is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. There is a debate as to wh...
List of futurologists
Notable futurologists include:
Stanisław Lem
Stanisław Lem ([staˈɲiswaf ˈlɛm]; 12 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy and satire. His books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over ...
Stanisław Lem - Wikipedia
Transhumanism
Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international cultural and intellectual movement with an eventual goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely a...
Plano Trienal
Proposed by the Minister of Planning Celso Furtado under João Goulart government, the Plano Trienal was a political answer to the inflation rising, that was in 1963 in the percentage of 78.4%, and the...
The Improving State of the World
The Improving State of the World: Why We're Living Longer, Healthier, More Comfortable Lives On a Cleaner Planet (ISBN 1930865988) is a 2007 book by Indur M. Goklany, published by the Cato Institute. ...
Kardashev scale
The Kardashev scale is a method of measuring a civilization's level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to utilize. The scale has three designated catego...
Proactionary principle
An ethical and decision-making principle, the proactionary principle is formulated by the transhumanist philosopher Max More as follows:The proactionary principle was formulated as an opposing viewpoi...
Oil depletion
Oil depletion is the decline in oil production of a well, oil field, or geographic area. The Hubbert peak theory makes predictions of production rates based on prior discovery rates and anticipated pr...
Oil depletion - Wikipedia
39th century
The fourth millennium of the Gregorian calendar will begin on January 1, 3001, and end on December 31, 4000. It will be the fourth millennium in the Anno Domini or Common Era.
39th century - Wikipedia
Moon Ribas - The woman cyborg who can feel every earthquake in the world
When Moon Ribas performs, anticipation hangs heavy throughout the space. Dressed in all white, Ribas stands motionless with eyes closed as Brian Eno’s Lux fills the air. Suddenly, she gasps and convul...
The strange obscurity of Eugene Burdick
He died tragically young, but why have his books about politics been forgotten? A best-selling author shifting millions of books in the post-war decades, a renowned public intellectual, a friend of ce...
Vulnerability index
A vulnerability index is a measure of the exposure of a population to some hazard. Typically, the index is a composite of multiple quantitative indicators that via some formula, delivers a single nume...
Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History
Criminal Reduction Utilizing Statistical History is an IBM predictive analytics system that attempts to predict the location of future crimes. It was developed as part of the Blue CRUSH program in con...
Technological singularity
The technological singularity is the hypothesis that accelerating progress in technologies will cause a runaway effect wherein artificial intelligence will exceed human intellectual capacity and contr...
Douglas Engelbart
Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on the challenges of huma...
Douglas Engelbart - Wikipedia
Jim Dator
James Allen (Jim) Dator is Professor, and Director of the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his BA from Stetson Un...
Lateral thinking
Lateral thinking is solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditiona...