Kickstarter Roundup for Futurists – May/June 2013

Kickstarter Roundup for Futurists – May/June 2013

Crowdsourced funding is going from strength to strength these days, and when the Pebble ePaper Watch achieved more than 10,000% of its funding goal to raise $10,266,845 the new era had officially arrived.Continue Reading

2050 Pathways: The Numbers of a Green Economy

2050 Pathways: The Numbers of a Green Economy

The 2050 Pathways calculator is an impressive piece of open-source kit, allowing you to prioritise different avenues for both energy consumption and supply in an attempt to meet current emission reduction targets – “showing the benefits, costs and trade-offs of different versions of the future”.Continue Reading

Taking a Digital Holiday: Are We Digital Natives or Addicts?

Taking a Digital Holiday: Are We Digital Natives or Addicts?

It was quite clear that I had become habitual in my smartphone use over and beyond its capacity to enhance my lifestyle, mindless in my use that allowed impulsive behaviour patterns to lead the way. I was a digital addict, and my paraphernalia of choice was manufactured by Samsung working in tandem with those Android peddlers over at Google.Continue Reading

2013: The Year of the Futurist

2013: The Year of the Futurist

Futurist thinking is starting to become mainstream. We need a world filled with futurists – so are you ready to call yourself one?Continue Reading

9 Futurist Predictions for 2013

9 Futurist Predictions for 2013

Since the new year must bring some new predictions here are nine areas that I think will see important milestones or changes in public sentiment in 2013.Continue Reading

A Very Futurist Christmas: Top Products for 2012

A Very Futurist Christmas: Top Products for 2012

For a futurist, this period of gift-giving is a great time to canvas cutting edge products to see how the technological trends we like to observe are making their way into mainstream use.Continue Reading