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Futures studies or foresight (previously known as futurology) is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlay them. — Wikipedia (2010)

15/08/14

Energy and the Economy – Twelve Basic Principles

By Gail Tverberg There is a standard view of energy and the economy that can briefly be summarized as follows: Economic growth can continue forever; we will learn to use less energy supplies; energy prices will rise; and the world … Continue reading

02/08/14

US Stockmarket Correction Update

Further to our US stock market post of the 9th June 2014 (US Stock Market Correction Now Due) we see the stock market having entered that correction and anticipate it lasting 4-8 months into early 2015. So repeating: DJIA to … Continue reading

27/07/14

The future is smaller– that’s the only way this works

Simon Black writing for SovereignMan. Leopold Kohr was a rather obscure Austrian economist from the early 20th century who spent the better part of his career railing against the ‘cult of bigness’. Kohr’s fundamental premise was simple: Big doesn’t work. … Continue reading

27/07/14

Debt: Eight Reasons This Time is Different

Gail Tverberg blogs on Our Finite World. In today’s world, we have a huge amount of debt outstanding. Academic researchers Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have become famous for their book This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly and … Continue reading

27/07/14

World Oil Production at 3/31/2014–Where are We Headed?

Gail Tverberg blogs on Our Finite World. The standard way to make forecasts of almost anything is to look at recent trends and assume that this trend will continue, at least for the next several years. With world oil production, … Continue reading

12/07/14

How the iWatch will change advertising forever

By Tom Goodwin, campaignlive.co.uk Tom Goodwin, a director of the Tomorrow Group, explains how he thinks the iWatch will change advertising forever. Tom Goodwin: a director of the Tomorrow Group It will take a tiny screen to finally wake the … Continue reading

22/06/14

The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% – ex CIA spy

By Nafeez Ahmed The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth   A businessman tries to break through a line of Occupy Wall Street protesters who had blocked … Continue reading