If you had to suggest ten books that a prospective futurist should read – starting from a tabula rasa (limited or no previous exposure), what would be on your list? It’s hard to do, and I cheated a little bit, by offering other suggestions and grouping them under loose categories or types. 1.Introductory Overviews Ed […]
It was an exciting July 4th weekend with food, fun aSaurage Blog July 4th 2015 Postnd fireworks. Matt Stonie won the 2015 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island by scarfing down 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes. That is a total of 17,360 calories and 1.116 grams of fat – not including the bun!
Paying attention, it’s so simple, yet we don’t do it. We are so distracted by all of the “other” things we need to do that we can’t focus on what is in front of us in the moment. Paying attention is the one thing that connects us with what is happening right now. As a […]
In 2014, Merriam-Webster officially added the word “Selfie” to the dictionary with the approved definition as an image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera for posting on social networks. And while not officially included in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the spin-off word “Usie” is also gaining popularity. While the definition of usie is pretty […]
By Dr. Peter C. Bishop One of the first questions people ask me when they find out that I am a futurist is how accurate I have been Unfortunately, that’s not the right question. First of all, I am not really a professional forecaster; I just play one in the classroom! But more importantly, […]
A recent study conducted by Survey Sampling International (SSI) in October 2014, set out to determine just how much time millennials spent with their smartphones and tablets. A whopping 87% of millennials have their smartphone at their side, day and night, with 65% checking their phones within 15 minutes of rising and 64% checking within 15 minutes of going to bed. It is pretty clear that for these millennials, smartphones are personal. These folks are attached to their mobile devices.
Each year brings new trends in everything from beauty and fashion to home design. What people are eating, or going to be eating, is another trend with words like “quinoa” and “kale” losing their top spot on the list and being replaced by nutritious fast food and Nordic cuisine.
November 19, 2014 by Andy Hines I’ve done a few media interviews on the hot topic of shopping’s imminent encroachment into the Thanksgiving holiday. I’ve been sorting likely reactions into the traditional, modern, and postmodern values types [see a summary here]. I am making some huge generalizations here, noting there will be plenty of exceptions. […]
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The current push to lengthen the school year beyond the 180 days that is typical in the U.S. will become reality by 2040. Already, the President and lawmakers are calling for a longer school year, pointing to other countries that are more competitive.