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April 20th, 2020

Earth Day? No it is the Earth Century!

NOTE:  11 years ago I wrote the column below.  I did it because I was getting pitched about Earth Day ideas I should write about.  As in people wanted to tout what they were going to do for Earth Day.  I simply lost it.  Don’t talk to me about Earth Day, Earth Month, Earth Year […]

 

 

March 31st, 2020

Ruminations and Forecasts in a Time of Pandemic – 2

The COVID-19 pandemic is a dangerous one. It has triggered many new patterns of behavior. Some will stick and will change our society permanently; some will fade away. There’s a widespread questioning of who and what to trust. Collectively, we are getting closer and yet more distant, simultaneously. We are finding new ways to look […]

 

 

March 24th, 2020

COVID-19 and the U.S.: Short -Term Probabilities and Long-Term Possibilities

[Note:  this was just published on The Sarasota  Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank web site.] [Preamble – As a futurist my mind is exploding with all the possible long-term disruptions inherent in the global COVID-19 reality. In addition, I have supplemented my 200+ inbound emails, content aggregators, research newsletters with some information provided […]

 

 

March 17th, 2020

Ruminations and Forecasts in the Time of Pandemic – 1

The magnitude and probable consequences of this gargantuan black swan event will be significant and numerous.  Realizations, insights, revelations, probabilities, and forecasts keep coming to me as this all sinks in. Here are just some of what may lie ahead both in the near term, and more significantly in the long term.  Each of these […]

 

 

March 9th, 2020

Pandemics / COVID-19

  On the morning of Monday 3/2, I had to make a decision.  Do I cancel a symposium scheduled for Saturday 3/7 that could attract some 400 people because of the COVID-19 or not?  Further, the title of the symposium was “The New Health Age of the 21st Century”  the third symposium of 2020, produced […]

 

 

March 3rd, 2020

Watch “A Leap Year Look at Climate Change”

Last week I wrote about the climate change conference that The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank  was presenting.  Called “A Leap Year Look at Climate Change” it was unique in the sense that in the morning was the 2020 updated reality of what the climate crisis now looks like.  In the afternoon […]

 

 

February 25th, 2020

A Leap Year Look at Climate Change

[ a significant percentage of this column was first published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune] As a futurist, the most important thing to me is to be as right as I can be in my forecasts.  Otherwise I have no value to you my readers, or to anyone in my audiences around the world, or readers […]

 

 

February 4th, 2020

The Big Four Dynamics of the 2020s

The 2020s will be the most transformative and disruptive decade in history.  There will be a number of significant trends and dynamics that will greatly affect how humanity lives, works and plays.  I will take a deeper, more specific look at many of these in the next few columns. What I want to highlight now […]

 

 

January 28th, 2020

Education in the 21st Century

Education is clearly one of the most important endeavors of humanity.  How we educate children, youth, and adults is of paramount importance.  In the coming Age of Intelligence the disruption of the workplace will be unprecedented.  This will make lifelong learning, on-going training, and constant re-education more important than ever. The key question for educators […]

 

 

January 20th, 2020

2020 Forecasts

  The problem I have about forecasts for the year is just that, they cover just 12 months. To many, if not most, people, the year ahead is about as much future as they want to, or can, see. Most people think the future is about their plans and it is hard to plan beyond […]

 

 

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