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Lockheed Martin thinks it can give the world unlimited clean energy in 20 years

Lockheed Martin thinks it can give the world unlimited clean energy in 20 years | The Future | Scoop.it
Remember back in the '50s, when official-sounding newsreels promised that we'd have new-kew-lur-powered cars by the '70s and no one would ever be
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An enticing prospect - very enticing. But I think don't bank on it quite yet, to save the environment.

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AMBITION

Ambition. It's the reason we're all here, at the 11th Annual Skoll World Forum, focused on the most ambitious endeavor imaginable: solving the world's most p...
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The future is not just there for us to predict. It is there for us to create. Let's be ambitious, folks. Let's make a difference. #skollwf

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Jack Hagley / Infographic Designer / London

Jack Hagley / Infographic Designer / London | The Future | Scoop.it
Infographic Designer and Graphic Designer in London
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To think about the future, we first have to think about where we are today, and what we want to change, since many aspects of the future are not inevitable.

 

For humankind as a whole, this amazing graphic is a stimulating place to start.

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Emerging World's curator insight, October 10, 2014 2:02 AM

Ever wondered how the other half live?  Well they may not be half, they may be the great majority.  When we conceive of the world we may not be looking at it properly.  This infographic helps us to get perspective.

David Hain's curator insight, October 10, 2014 2:48 AM

Cool infographic that brings global conditions home effectively.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 11, 2014 2:45 PM

This graphic is always a good reminder for teachers. The world as we understand it and encounter it is quite different than the world encountered by others.

 

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Generation IP: 2025 (interactive) - YouTube

Welcome to Generation IP:2025 by Virgin Media Business -- an in-depth study carried out in conjunction with The Future Laboratory - which provides an excitin...
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Is this the future? Is it the future of work? The technology is almost here, but we will continue to have choices about how we blend our personal and work lives.

 

This view presents an idealistic view, but still not everyone's ideal, and I suspect only a possibility for a tiny fraction of the world's population.

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A Vision of the Future From Those Likely to Invent It

A Vision of the Future From Those Likely to Invent It | The Future | Scoop.it
In a series of interviews, seven people who are driving this transformation provided a glimpse into the not-too-distant future
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A fascinating set of predictions, including technologies that will be consigned to a museum. CLARA SHIH predicts: “Email, computer keyboards, cash, handheld phones.” But I think cash will still be with us, due mainly to privacy concerns.

 
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Google buys solar drone maker

Google buys solar drone maker | The Future | Scoop.it
Internet search giant Google buys US high-altitude solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum.
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Google and Facebook compete to rule the skies; could solar drones replace satellites as the future for the world's vital communications?

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An Extreme Take on Restructuring: No Job Titles, No Managers, No Politics

An Extreme Take on Restructuring: No Job Titles, No Managers, No Politics | The Future | Scoop.it
Zappos is the latest company to switch to a “holacracy,” but will the concept work with some 3,000 employees?
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Is this the future of organisations? In my view we badly need experiments like this, to release talent and increase the autonomy and creative scope of most workers. But will 'Holocracy' work? This article takes a sceptical look at the transformation attempt by Zappos.
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Dare To Imagine - YouTube

What will the world look like in 50 years? The problems facing our world are so large that they demand disruptive thinking. We don't have time to think in in...
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Ask a wise person to forecast a year ahead, and he or she may be reluctant to answer. Ask them about 50 years ahead and this is what you get...

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