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Bookmarks tagged with “future”

  1. IBM’s 5 predictions for the future - CNN.com

    This is pretty depressing. Five ideas that all involve using computers to measure everything to “improve” our lives. It’s a ruthlessly automated future, with no room for humanity, thoughtfulness, common sense, caring, vision, or true spontaneous innovation. (via @thomasfuchs)

  2. Potlatch: 20 public-spirited lawyers could change the world

    Lawyers are the creators of a future in which the rest of us must live. By Will Davies (it doesn’t say anywhere on the page). (via @moleitau)

  3. Populations: End of history and the last woman | The Economist

    Taking projections of declining birth rates literally results in Hong Kong’s population dying out in 2798, Brazil by year 5000.

  4. Hauntological Futures | booktwo.org

    The first of seven posts, which I’m looking forward to. I often find myself agonising over related things: a nostalgia for past futures at the expense of… well, whatever I might otherwise think about the future.

  5. A radical pessimist’s guide to the next 10 years - The Globe and Mail

    While my favourite Vancouver-based science fiction author (William Gibson) is writing about the present, my favourite Vancouver-based chronicler of the now (Douglas Coupland) has written this about the future. (via @moleitau)

  6. The Viridian Design Movement

    Bruce Sterling closed Reboot last week and, even though I’d heard and read some of it before it was a wonderful, weary, preaching, telling off. It made me read this again.

  7. This is going into my “best ever” box of forum threads (Philosophistry)

    Great future-y thought experiment: “So many of our grandparents were racist, and some of out parents are homophobes. Which of our own closely held beliefs will our own children and grandchildren by appalled by?” (via Danhon)

  8. Foundation for the Future

    “Was established with the mission to increase and diffuse knowledge concerning the long-term future of humanity.” Less long-term than Long Now is, but perhaps more focused?

  9. What to do now to improve the human race in the long term? | Ask Metafilter

    After reading ‘Last and First Men’ I’ve been wondering this, so I asked Metafilter.

  10. Conceptual Trends and Current Topics - Unthinkable Futures

    I like this kind of “thinking the unthinkable” as a way to come up with new ideas about what the future could be. So easy to get stuck thinking about the most likely outcomes otherwise.

  11. A 15,000 year tour of Manhattan

    Great illustrations of what New York might look like at various points after human life disappears. (via Boing Boing)

  12. The Monumental Task of Warning Future Generations

    Because I’ve looked for stuff like this in the past (having heard about it years ago, offline) and never found it.

  13. TIME.com Print Page: TIME Magazine — The Road Ahead

    A handful of celebs-in-the-weblog-world talk about the future. (via Kottke)

  14. Futurismic: Blog

    Futures weblog I’m unsubscribing from for the moment.

  15. FUTURES

    Futures weblog I’m unsubscribing from for the moment.

  16. FORESIGHT

    Futures weblog I’m unsubscribing from for the moment.

  17. IFTF’s Future Now

    Futures weblog I’m unsubscribing from for the moment.

  18. The Speculist

    Future-oriented weblog I hadn’t come across before.

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