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Tagged with “future” (303)
Acclaimed science-fiction writer Bruce Sterling will again deliver the Closing Remarks at SXSW Interactive. Sterling’s state-of-the-industry, state-of-the-world rants are one of the true highlights of the event, so don’t miss the 2013 version (vision).
Putting a value on the future - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
We all know the choices we make today can impact on our future. In this program we explore the complex processes through which we put a value on future developments.
Imagine Los Angeles as a city of parks and green-spaces; or a metropolis where cars are eschewed for light rail. Both scenarios were once seriously considered by city authorities and then rejected. Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin are putting the final touches on an exhibition called ‘Never built LA’ – an exploration of what the great city could have been if town planners and politicians had chosen a different path.
Economist and philosopher, Fabien Medvecky, helps us understand why bad decisions about the future may actually have been sound decisions in their time.
And Marina Gorbis, from The Institute Of The Future, explains how their Foresight Engine project can aid us in becoming more ‘future literate’.
Greg Goldin, Exhibition Curator of the ‘Never Built LA’ exhibition and architecture critic at Los Angeles Magazine.
Sam Lubell, Exhibition Curator of the ‘Never Built LA’ exhibition and West Coast Editor of the Architect’s Newspaper.
Fabien Medvecky, Research Fellow and Lecturer, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland.
Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of The Institute For The Future.
Resources: Never Built LA- Exhibition Details (http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-future/neverbuilt)
Fabien Medvecky’s profile (http://uq.academia.edu/FabienMedvecky)
Institute For The Future (http://www.iftf.org/home/)
Foresight Engine project (http://www.iftf.org/what-we-do/foresight-toolkit/collaborative-forecasting-games/foresight-engine/)
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Y Combinator and startup incubators - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Y Combinator is an influential investment firm based in Silicon Valley. Each year it takes a bunch of aspiring entrepreneurs and hot-houses their development. It’s proving so successful that it’s now being talked about as a sort of innovation factory. Journalist and author Randall Stross takes us inside the firm to explain how it works.
Off earth mining and galactic gas stations - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Rick Tumlinson is a US businessman whose ambition is to mine asteroids and to then use the material he extracts to power spacecraft and satellites. He talks of developing galactic "gas stations".
Cyber vetting and personality - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Rightly or wrongly many corporations and recruitment agencies use social media platforms as a form of employee vetting. The Facebook sites and Twitter posts of potential workers are scoured for indications of anti-social behaviour. But just how effective is social media at predicting personality type? Well, the London-based Online Privacy Foundation has been conducting research into that very question. We discuss their findings with the Foundation’s co-founder Chris Sumner.
Presentation given at Exceptional Entrepreneurs in San Diego, CA.
The future of interstellar travel - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Imagine being an astronaut and planning for a space mission you know you have no chance of joining; a journey that won’t even happen in your lifetime, or possibly even your children’s. We meet the long-term thinkers and planners—the space visionaries not afraid to think outside the square. Or the solar-system as the case may be!
Guests: Dr Mae Jemison, Physician and former US Astronaut. Leader of the 100 Year Starship Project and head of the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence.
Dr Gregory Benford, American science fiction author and astrophysicist.
Dr Richard Obousy, President Icarus Interstellar and Senior Scientist with Project Icarus, Longview, Texas.
Ian Crawford, Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Birkbeck College, London.
Marc Millis, Founder of the Tau Zero Foundation and former NASA Propulsion Physicist and Aerospace Engineer.
100 Year Starship Project (http://100yss.org/index.html)
Richard Obousy’s Profile (http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/team/richard-obousy/)
Ian Crawford’s webpage (http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucfbiac/)
Centauri Dreams- blog on deep space exploration (http://www.centauri-dreams.org/)
Tau Zero Foundation (http://www.tauzero.aero/)
Daniel Goldstein - The battle between your present and future self