Salon: “A Polymath University”

The next Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be Tuesday, July 7 at 12:00 noon via Zoom. The topic will be “A Polymath University.” I have been exploring the idea of nurturing an undergraduate “major” in polymathy, or as a generalist.  Here’s an article that gives some sense of what I mean:  https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/15/harvard-yale-researcher-future-success-is-not-a-specific-skill-its-a-type-of-thinking.html What if we gave studentsContinue reading “Salon: “A Polymath University””

Salon: “Conversations with Alexa”

The next Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be Tuesday, June 9 from 12:00-1:00 PM over Zoom.  The topic for this month is “Conversations with Alexa.” Voice recognition interfaces like Alexa and Siri will be the chief interface with the digital.  What are the implications of this shift away form keyboards and written text, when voiceContinue reading “Salon: “Conversations with Alexa””

June Forum: Crime and the Future

The June Forum (June 23) of the Columbus Futurists will feature a  discussion on the topic: “Crime and the Future: Can financial terrorism permanently impact the path to economic recovery?”  We have seen the impact of 9/11 and other terrorist events on commerce, travel, immigration and an array of other social functions.  Recently there have been questionsContinue reading “June Forum: Crime and the Future”

June Book Circle: Future Shock Redux

The monthly Book Circle of the Columbus Futurists – June 16 – will be reading and discussing Alvin Toffler’s classic Future Shock, now just over 40 years since publication.  How did Toffler do?  Was the future as “shocking” as we expected?  Also note David Grant’s blog entry on the subject.   The group meets this timeContinue reading “June Book Circle: Future Shock Redux”

May Forum: Future of Nuclear Power after Fukushima Dai-chi

The May Forum (May 26) of the Columbus Futurists will feature a presentation and discussion lead by Gordon Aubrecht, of the Ohio State University on the topic: “The Future of Nuclear Power after Fukushima Dai-ichi.”  Dr. Aubrecht is a recognized expert on the subject, and we look forward to a definitive description of the situation on theContinue reading “May Forum: Future of Nuclear Power after Fukushima Dai-chi”