Category Archives: Science & Environment

Best Ethical Apps for iPhone and Android 2011

Best Ethical Apps for iPhone and Android 2011

In an app marketplace dominated by games, to-do lists and social media, I thought it would be worth highlighting some ethical apps that are worth taking a look at. Turns out you can use your smartphone to help change the world (and no, I don’t mean by getting Justin Bieber trending on Twitter again).Continue Reading

[Review] Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku

[Review] Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku

The latest book ‘Physics of the Future’ from the renowned physicist Michio Kaku explores the future of technology and how it will impact our lives. This review covers the book from the perspective of a futurist, seeing if it asks the right questions or merely relies on our wonder for things unknown.Continue Reading

Discussion: Can WikiLeaks Be Shut Down?

Emerging over the past week is a clearly co-ordinated attempt to remove WikiLeaks from the internet, and even to end its existence as an organisation. So, what I wanted to do with the discussion this time is look at whether or not WikiLeaks can actually be shut down – and what this very serious precedent might set for the future of internet neutrality.Continue Reading

SMI2LE: The Futurist Thought of Timothy Leary

There are many names in the world of futurism past and present, but one that is often overlooked despite his influential impact is the High Priest of the psychedelic movement: Dr. Timothy Leary.Continue Reading

Water Shortages: The Unspoken Crisis

For many years now we have seen a forthcoming global catastrophe. It is one that will impact many millions of lives, leading to widespread conflict and quite likely forced migration. It is also one that at this stage is inevitable, in fact it has already started. The problem is: nobody is talking about it.Continue Reading

7 Random Predictions for the Future

I thought that with today’s post we could get back to basics and I would present you with a set of futurist predictions for us to all mull over and discuss. So, without further ado, here are seven predictions for the future brought to you by the futurist blog Future Conscience (wow, that’s a lot of future for one sentence!).Continue Reading