Futures Salon: Resolved: Millennials will not have the experience of a retirement

Our discussion topic for this evening will be “Resolved: Millennials will not have the experience of a retirement.” We used the following source as a guide for this discussion: https://money.com/future-of-retirement-experts/ The Resolution is proposed: Millennials will not have the experience of a retirement. Four votes in yes. Three votes in no. Three abstain. A generalContinue reading “Futures Salon: Resolved: Millennials will not have the experience of a retirement”

Salon notice: “Resolved: Millennials will not have the experience of a retirement.”

The next Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be Tuesday July 13 at 6:30 pm Our discussion question for the evening will be “Resolved: Millennials will not have the experience of a retirement.”  Come prepared to debate this question.As background, please take a look at this short article: https://money.com/future-of-retirement-experts/ Looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.

Futures Salon: “How might we redesign public education?”

Our conversation tonight uses an article titled “Meet the school with no classes, no classrooms and no curriculum” as a reference. We will determine what will need to happen for this school to become the template for public education in the United States.   Today’s conversation will be using idealized design, where we will start withContinue reading “Futures Salon: “How might we redesign public education?””

Salon notice: “How might we redesign public education?”

Please join us on Tuesday June 15 at 6:30pm for the next Columbus Futurists monthly forum.  We will conduct an idealized design exercise in answer to the question “How might we redesign public education?”  To prepare, please read this article, titled “Meet the school with no classes, no classrooms and no curriculum.”  We will determineContinue reading “Salon notice: “How might we redesign public education?””

Salon notice: “Wireless electricity transmission”

The next Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be Tuesday May 11 at 6:30 pm. We will conduct another futures wheel exercise on the topic of “wireless electricity transmission.”   As preparation, please read this article: https://singularityhub.com/2020/08/30/new-zealand-is-about-to-test-long-range-wireless-power-transmission/ And please plan on joining us the evening of May 11.

NEXT: Baby Bust…or Baby Boom?

Demographers have observed that, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent downturn in economic activity, birth rates in the U.S. have declined. Research from Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine observes that “that the Covid pandemic would lead to a decline in U.S. births of about 8%, as compared with the number ofContinue reading “NEXT: Baby Bust…or Baby Boom?”

NEXT: Jack-of-All-Trades, Bachelor of Polymathy

For the last two weeks, I’ve been an avid participant at the (virtual) Polymath Festival, organized by the Da Vinci Network, and specifically by Waqas Ahmed, author of The Polymath. It has been a pleasure meeting like-minded practitioners because, I fear, there are very few such venues or opportunities to do so. A polymath isContinue reading “NEXT: Jack-of-All-Trades, Bachelor of Polymathy”

NEXT: The Future of (Bio)Coding

We wait with impatience for the widespread vaccination of the population. The news about COVID-19 has lately been focused on the relatively rapid speed with which the vaccines were produced. In what is usually a years-long process, the Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are now being injected—albeit slowly—in American arms. What has been notable aboutContinue reading “NEXT: The Future of (Bio)Coding”

NEXT: Neo-Essentialism and Post-COVID Philosophy

I anticipate that one of the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be the emergence of a new philosophical movement. Like existentialism in the 1950s or transcendentalism in the early nineteenth century, this movement will be sparked by the thoughts of philosophers and intellectuals, but the ideas will soon extend out into broader publicContinue reading “NEXT: Neo-Essentialism and Post-COVID Philosophy”