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Bookmarks tagged with “futures”

  1. Internet Archaeologists Find Ruins Of ‘Friendster’ Civilization | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source

    Brilliant stuff, and an amazing discovery. Why did that civilisation die out so suddenly?

  2. The Technium: 1,000 Years of Forgetting

    I often think how even the most famous people alive today won’t be remembered in the distant future. But more importantly… A BRILLIANT video from the year 3000!

  3. BLDGBLOG: One Million Years of Isolation: An Interview with Abraham Van Luik

    On planning nuclear waste disposal, designed to be stable and safe for one million years. Longest-term futures work ever?

  4. Wired Scenarios: - Global Neighborhood Watch Neal Stephenson

    For blech, Neal Stephenson in 1995, imagining people watching CCTV cameras over the internet, like the new ‘Internet Eyes’ scheme starting in Britain.

  5. 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)

  6. Wrong Tomorrow - pundits vs. time

    A fabulous way to record what predictions pundits make and keep track of how often they’re wrong (or right; you never know).

  7. Global Futures Studies & Research by the MILLENNIUM PROJECT

    “Functions under the auspices of the World Federation of UN Associations.”

  8. Superstruct! Play the game, invent the future. | The Institute For The Future

    “The world’s first massively multiplayer forecasting game.” Interesting. There’s either a lot more futures stuff around at the moment, or I’m just stumbling across more of it. (via Wonderland)

  9. Rule Forty Two - » Welcome to the Future

    Scroll some way through for evaluations of how futurists’ predictions turned out. (Although the futurists I know never called them “predictions” because we know they’re never 100% correct.) (via Boing Boing)

  10. Foresight Education Project

    A new wiki about teaching foresight / futures / etc. Includes course outlines etc. Promising.

  11. 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?

  12. Houston Futures Home - Houston Futures

    A new unofficial student / staff / alumni-generated wiki about the Future Studies course I did in Houston.

  13. 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.

  14. Drivers of Change

    A thing from Arup that would be directly up the street of me eight years ago. And maybe sometime in the future. (via City of Sound)

  15. Has Futurism Failed?

    Good long summary of the history of futurism (not the art movement) and the state of the industry now. (via Blackbeltjones)

  16. Fads are so yesterday - Los Angeles Times

    On how “coolhunters” are doing. I find the whole trend-spotting-in-order-to-sell-more-stuff thing pretty sickening. (via Boing Boing)

  17. Wired News: The Future Needs Futurists

    On the need for professionalising futurism. (via Annie)

  18. Futurismic: Blog

    Futures weblog I’m unsubscribing from for the moment.

  19. FUTURES

    Futures weblog I’m unsubscribing from for the moment.

  20. FORESIGHT

    Futures weblog I’m unsubscribing from for the moment.

  21. IFTF’s Future Now

    Futures weblog I’m unsubscribing from for the moment.

  22. The Speculist

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

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