Singularity Weblog: Futurist.COM Founder Glen Hiemstra on 40 Years of Futurism: The Future is Something We Do

Singularity Weblog: Futurist.COM Founder Glen Hiemstra on 40 Years of Futurism: The Future is Something We Do

March 3rd, 2021 | Posted in Art & Society, Planning Futuring Strategy, Space

Late in 2020 I had the opportunity to sit down for an interview by Nikola Danaylov, host of his long-running podcast, Singularity Weblog. In an incredibly wide-ranging hour we discussed, as Nikola summarized it…
“…we cover a variety of interesting topics such as: what being a futurist means; major failures of futurism such as the collapse of the USSR; Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and Peter Turchin’s cliodynamics; the probable, possible and preferred future; science fiction as Greg Bear’s sugar-coated pill; why science helps us live more comfortable lives but the humanities give us reasons to live for; genius and stupidity as roommates; collective decision making as the #1 problem we are facing today; the Fermi paradox and the McDonald’s Theory of Peace; declaring wars and other national emergencies as a way of maintaining power; Barbara Marx’s futurist vision; compassion as the way for diminishing polarization; Ray Kurzweil’s concept of the singularity; technological unemployment and a guaranteed minimum income.”

Nikola is a talented and brilliantly well-read interviewer and I think you will enjoy watching.

Futurist.COM Founder Glen Hiemstra on 40 Years of Futurism: The Future is Something We Do

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Also see more insights from futurist.com’s Chief Futurist Nikolas Badminton at nikolasbadminton.com.

Glen Hiemstra

About Glen Hiemstra

Glen Hiemstra is the founder of Futurist.com. An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for three decades.