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”

NEXT: The Future of American Global Scientific Leadership

I caught myself before I “got it wrong.” I have written before that, because futurists think in terms of scenarios and probabilities rather than predictions and certainties, we really do not consider being right or wrong the true metric of our value. Getting the future “right” means only that a scenario we posited—one, perhaps, withContinue reading “NEXT: The Future of American Global Scientific Leadership”

Futures Salon: “The Privacy Ring”

Our topic will be “The Privacy Ring.”  We will be considering the future effects and implications of the concept design for the Me.Ring. Me.Ring is basically a connected switch that you wear on your finger. When you’re open to your data being collected (from your face, your location, or just about anything else you canContinue reading “Futures Salon: “The Privacy Ring””

Salon notice: “The Privacy Ring”

The next Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be Tuesday April 6 at 6:30 PM over Zoom. Our topic for the evening will be “The Privacy Ring.”  We will be considering the future effects and implications of the concept design for the Me.Ring.   Me.Ring is basically a connected switch that you wear on your finger. WhenContinue reading “Salon notice: “The Privacy Ring””

Futures Salon: “Trends in Architecture”

Our topic for the evening will be “Trends in Architecture,” a presentation led by Mark Bryan of M+A Architects.  In the wake of the pandemic, M+A Architects took a look at the future of their industry and profession. They looked at what changes they will potentially see in the next 10 years and what that means for spaceContinue reading “Futures Salon: “Trends in Architecture””

Salon notice: Trends in Architecture

The next Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be Tuesday March 9 at 6:30 PM. Our topic for the evening will be “Trends in Architecture,” a presentation led by Mark Bryan of M+A Architects.  In the wake of the pandemic, M+A Architects took a look at the future of their industry and profession. They looked at what changes theyContinue reading “Salon notice: Trends in Architecture”

Futures Salon: “Trust and Reputation in the Platform Gig Economy”

We begin with a brief introduction of Andrew Marley, who will be covering some of the concepts which appeared in his Masters work. We look forward to hearing about this applied anthropology! As a brief definition… Platform = things like TaskRabbit or UpWork, and while not the exact definition, is how it is commonly used.Continue reading “Futures Salon: “Trust and Reputation in the Platform Gig Economy””