Vision of Transformation Francis Fukuyama published his book, The End of History in 1992. He argued that, with the cold war over and liberal democracy triumphant, the major historical narrative dialectic of history was over.
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Futurist Thomas Frey: Let’s first start off with a different question. “Who controls the bread supply in London?” This was the opening question that Jonas Eliasson started with in his TED talk titled “How to solve traffic jams.”
Insects may be the food of the future. In Western societies, eating insects is considered disgusting or even primitive. But 2 billion people elsewhere consume insects on a regular basis. According to a report released last month by the UN, the benefits of using insects as food is so great that it is high time [...]
Futurist Thomas Frey: Over the past few days I’ve been wrestling with a very troubling thought. It started with the simple question, “Ten years from now, anyone who is frustrated with those in power, whether it’s a local, national, or international issue, what options will they have for protesting what they see as an injustice, [...]
Congratulations class of 2013: you weren’t the class of 2010. For most undergrads, college graduation is an occasion to celebrate, but in this economy we know it’s also a time of gnawing, career-oriented dread for plenty others. Even at Harvard, where Oprah is sharing some words of wisdom at commencement this week, just 61 percent of soon-to-be [...]
Futurist Thomas Frey: As a futurist I spend much of my time tracking failure. Why failure? Because they are the unforgiving anchors around which society changes directions.
Admiral Lord Nelson How would famous faces from history look if they were alive today? Historical figures like William Shakespeare, Henry VIII and Horatio Nelson have been given a modern makeover to see how they would look today. (Pics)
Futurist Thomas Frey: Hearing aids are for old people. At least that’s what I thought when I was young and invincible attending rock concerts far louder than they should have been.
Futurist Thomas Frey: Fifteen years ago in an article I wrote for The Futurist Magazine, I made the prediction that once we had talking computers, we would soon have downloadable personalities to create a more human-like experience. I went on to suggest that most of us would actually download multiple personalities so we could interact with [...]
Raymond Alvarez: “We are a nation of laws.” There was a time when another nation found itself confronted with unwanted visitors who ignored their laws. The people fought these squatters and went on to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Cherokee Nation initially lost its case, but won on subsequent appeal.