My newest column up Â Futurismic.com talks about the economy, space, and the future we may be creating (or not) out there. Yes, I’m excited about the Mars rover. Â But I want more. Drop by Futurismic and take a look at Long Term and Long Distance Thinking. Â And just as a reminder of what we can’t […]
Things can’t go on as they are. Â I think that’s what the Occupy people are sensing, even if they aren’t very organized about it. Â For my Futurismic column this month, I wrote a bit about what I call The Grand Lie. Â Drop by and give it a read….
I got to read at Tuesday Funk while in Chicago week-before-last. Â This is thanks to Bill Shunn. Â One the web now: Â recordings of most of the readers. Â I highly recommend dropping in to watch a few – and don’t miss Bill’s poem. Â It’s short and sweet and he reads very well. Â If you want to
Stop by Futurismic and take a look if you get a chance.Â This wasÂ a particularly tough article to write because the problem is so diffuse and our actual knowledge so hard to quantify.Â Climate is a complex system full of chaotic elements and strange attractors, including political strangeness.Â But the fact that it’s difficult
My newest column at Futurismic explores the power of crowds.Â Before I started researching this, I knew about crowd-sourcing used to get people to a particular place to do something interesting like perform the Thriller dance in mass in public, or for demonstrations (Tahrir Square).Â I knew about crowd-sourced translation projects. Â I didn’t know
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).Â This month, I decided to talk about what the future needs from us.Â Another way to say that is “What should we be doing now to create a
I’m an early adopter.Â But new technology is coming out so fast, I can’t adopt it all.Â I sat down to write a short pithy paragraph about thatÂ for this blog, and out came a whole essay — so it’s at Futurismic.Â The basic idea is that it feels like we’re going backwards in a
Most days, I still feel pretty invisible.Â 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
The oil spill isn’t on the front page any more.Â But it hasn’t slowed down.Â Even though I have been paying some attention, I was surprised to see that BP has collected over one million gallons of oil so far.Â Yipes! We know they haven’t collected most of what’s gushing out.Â The live camera down
And while I may not be able to get those, I’m likely to get an implant or implants of some kind before I die.Â And that’s not from being an early adopter.Â For more about what we are doing today with implants from RFID through silk, take a look at my newest column at Futurismic.