Even when we know all the rules governing the motion of an object, and can determine precisely the initial conditions, it turns out that some motions can be predicted and some cannot. And it is not just a matter of complexity: we can model unpredictable systems with very simple equations.
Category: Future Studies
A video meditative reading of his chapter from the 2015 book The Future of Business.
We often have negative views about the future, but perhaps that’s because we resent how good it might be.
I’ve been thinking about the idea of home a lot recently. I’ve been traveling over three continents for the last 6 months, living out of hostels, surfing friend’s couches, and even staying in local homes through Couchsurfing or personal connections.
Posthumans will necessarily push the boundaries of human factors, ergonomics, HCI (human computer interaction) and HRI (human robot interaction).
Dr. Kim Solez presents “The Doomsday Clock Advances: Apocalypse, Utopia, and the Future” at Future Day celebrations on March 1st, 2015, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada as a part of the Technology and Future of Medicine course LABMP 590
Responsible development of new technologies critical in complex, connected world.
Democratic decisions need not be resolved by (simple or weighted) majority vote.
Newspapers are testimonials of history. The same is increasingly true of social media such as online forums, online communities, and blogs. By looking at the sequence of articles over time, one can discover the birth and the development of trends that marked society and history – a field known as “Culturomics”. But Culturomics has so far been limited to statistics on keywords.
Welcome to 2015, post-normal times, where peak oil is history but peak weirdness is still ahead.