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?””
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?””
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.
The Me.Ring is just a concept design at the moment. But if it were to be actually built and widely marketed, its impact would be dramatic. The ring consists of a switch: when you are open to having your data shared, you flip the switch to the “on” position. To remain anonymous, a user wouldContinue reading “NEXT: The Future of Data Privacy”
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?”
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”
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”
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”
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