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.
Research Says…You Should Be Using Hashtags…And at Saurage we love research. Although hashtags started on Twitter, now they are everywhere. Hashtags are frequently used on Instagram, Tumblr, Vine and Pinterest, as well as Google+ and Google search.
by Guest Author Peter C. Bishop, Ph.D My daughter is a middle school language arts teacher in Northern California. She broke into teaching with Teach for America in a charter school in Houston. Early in her first year, she asked me, “Dad, how can I introduce middle school students to the future?” Right off the […]
Saurage Research explores the workers of tomorrow as they compete in the All Earth Ecobot Challenge at Reliant Center in Houston.