I am lucky enough to know one of the best technology futurists – Mark Anderson of SNS. Â He runs the best conference I’ve ever attended: Â FiRE, or the Future in Review (yes – it’s even better than science fiction cons). Â But that’s a different topic. Â He also publishes a newsletter, and a piece of that […]
I have been wearing my author hat lately because of book releases, but there are two very excellent futurist events worth discussing:Â one in the recent past and one in the recent future. I’ll start with the recent past. The Seattle Times did a very nice article about futurists in the Sunday Magazine last week.Â
The morning started with the most explicit of the conversations on philanthropy: a look at the work Pearson Learning has done in Africa, and a brief discussion of project Inkwell. The first project we saw, the Sara Communication Initiative, helps girls in Africa tell their stories, and actually brought me to tears for a moment.