Archive for July, 2011

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Debt crisis – from history to the future

By Glen Hiemstra | July 28th, 2011 Watching the U.S. “debt crisis” unfold, I am reminded that to see the way forward, it is often good to look backward. History does not consist only of facts, but history is full of facts that cannot be

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Our Future in Space: Moving Offworld

By Glen Hiemstra | July 21st, 2011 Three milestones in space were passed in the last four days. The NASA spacecraft Dawn began its close approach to the second largest of the know asteroids in the asteroid belt, the asteroid Vesta. The final space shuttle

Future of Health Care

By Glen Hiemstra | July 11th, 2011 Today I delivered a keynote speech for the Western States BCBS Internal Operations Conference, in Seattle. My task was to talk about longer term future trends and the challenge of shaping the preferred future. These are health insurance

The Future Report – by David A. Smith, GFF

Executive Summary “A great deal has changed in how we conduct business, where our economic activity takes place and where our markets are over the past few decades. We’ve seen information technology revolutionise our business and communications processes and today, the internet, social media, the

The Reinvention of Advertising (by gleonhard) – Futurist Gerd Leonhard explains how advertising will move away from interruption to useful information, and has more insights into the future of advertising.

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Pew Internet: E-reader ownership doubles in six months

“The percent of U.S. adults with an e-book reader doubled from 6% to 12% between November 2010 and May 2011. Hispanic adults, adults younger than age 65, college graduates and those living in households with incomes of at least $75,000 are most likely to own

Digital Futures Power Pack 7 is out

Our final collections of thought-provoking material by some of the world’s leading futurists to inspire questions about the future of your business. Free download on our Facebook page [7].  Enjoy!