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2012 Predictions Round-up

Every year I play a predictions game.  It’s not really good futuring (after all, there remain no jetpacks).  But I still like the game.  So here goes an analysis of my results for 2012: Publishing and Creativity: There will be more attempts to make good franchises with rich multimedia (like Greg Bear and Neal Stephenson’s

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What Does the Future Need?

One of my favorite things to do each month is write my column for Futurismic (which has had a lot of great content lately, by the way).  This month, I decided to talk about what the future needs from us.  Another way to say that is “What should we be doing now to create a

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The Yin and Yang of Futuring

There are  a lot of us being guardians at the gate.  Environmentalists warn about species extinction and loss of the wonderful world we’re lucky enough to live on.  Scientists and climatologists wring their hands about global warming.  Governments worry about terrorism. We need the guardians at the gate, we even need to be the guardians. 

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Good Things in Threes

Most days, I still feel pretty invisible.  I’m certainly not a famous science fiction writer, and no geek household name like Cory Doctorow or Charlie Stross that gets thrown around the interwebs regularly. But today is a very pleasant writer/futurist day from the point of being engaged in the bigger community conversation. ABCnews included quotes

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Four Twitter Observations

One:  Twitter is actually a lot of fun.  I suspect this is part of its popularity.  Things to enjoy include putting a whole page worth of data into 140 characters (Haiku for modern times), hearing engaging snips about your friends’ days (and yes, what they had for breakfast is generally noise.  But there are clever fun

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