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Seattle Shines

October 31st, 2007 | Posted in Uncategorized

The City of Seattle reported that its on-target to its Kyoto goals. That is fabulous. There’s a conference of Mayor’s meeting there this week that includes other global warming luminaries as well (Clinton/.Gore – sound like a ticket to you? And perhaps they are...

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Why plan for possible futures?

October 27th, 2007 | Posted in Uncategorized

Sometimes people ask me “Why plan for the future?” They go on to say something like, “The world is changing so fast we don’t even know what the future will be.” Well, we do know a lot. We’ve also had a fabulous example of...

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Global Launch of Future Talks Online Video Series

October 9th, 2007 | Posted in Uncategorized

Leading futurists Glen Hiemstra and Gerd Leonhard today announced the launch of a web-based video series called Future Talks. Future Talks, produced by Doug Kaye (founder of the Conversations Network), debuts today on the Media Conversations channel with two long-form, in-depth videos that feature...

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The Digital Divide

September 4th, 2007 | Posted in Uncategorized

An AP article, We work hard: U.S. at the top in productivity, by Bradley S. Klapper, has been generating discussion. According to the article, a good portion of why we are the most productive first world country is because of the information technology revolution....

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Transparency Endangered in France

March 8th, 2007 | Posted in Environment & Energy, Uncategorized

Apparently there is a custom followed by some French youths to incite violence, often involving innocent strangers, film the violent acts, and publish the resulting video on the web. The term for this is “Happy Slapping.” French authorities, understandably, want to stop this. They’ve...

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