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)


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


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


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


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


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


It’s simple. If we can’t change our economic system, our number’s up

By George Monbiot It’s the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity’s undoing ‘The mother narrative to all this is carbon-fuelled expansion. Our ideologies are mere subplots.’unga Photograph: … Continue reading


What Does Moore’s Law Mean For the Rest of Society?

© JESUSANZ / BIGSTOCK By Clay Rawlings and Rob Bencini Technology is advancing exponentially. Beware the disruptions to legal systems, society, and the economy, warn the authors of Pardon the Disruption. Stare decisis is the legal principle that requires judges … Continue reading