5 Newsworthy Teaching Tools For The Future Of Education

There is a generation gap between children and teachers that can make it hard for them to relate to each other. Teachers are used to paperback books and abacuses, while the youth understand e-readers and Justin Bieber. That is why … Continued

What is consciousness?

IN A 1992 issue of The Times Literary Supplement, the philosopher Jerry Fodor famously complained that: “Nobody has the slightest idea how anything material could be conscious. Nobody even knows what it would be like to have the slightest idea about how … Continued

Reading minds

If you think the art of mind-reading is a conjuring trick, think again.  Over the past few years, the ability to connect first monkeys and then men to machines in ways that allow brain signals to tell those machines what … Continued

Taking advantage of otherwise wasted energy

From the vibrations filling the air when jets to take off to the waves generated by radio and television transmitters, our environment is full of largely wasted energy.   Now, Align Full (Alt + Shift + J)researchers are seeking ways to capture … Continued

Vale Jan Lee Martin

Jan Lee Martin, founder and driving force of the futures foundation for nearly twenty years passed away in Sydney yesterday.  After the demise of the Australian Commission for the Future, the futures foundation was the only significant future focussed organisation … Continued

All of South Korea’s Textbooks to Go Digital by 2015

By 2014, all of South Korea’s elementary-level educational materials will be digitized, and by 2015, the entire school-age curriculum will be delivered on an array of computers, smart phones and tablets. While the country’s education ministry is yet to announce the … Continued

Companies that Innovate Collectively

You can never predict who might have a good idea. That’s why companies are starting to enlist employees to make innovations both big and small, even if it’s not part of their job description. The idea of crowdsourcing—outsourcing a task … Continued

See the future with a search

A startup called Recorded Future has developed a tool that scrapes real-time data from the Internet to find hints of what will happen in the future. For example, a search for information about drug company Merck generates a timeline showing … Continued

Futurist publishes new self help book

American futurist Verne Wheelwright has recently published a book entitled Ït’s your future – make it a good one”. Verne has been writing and speaking about creating personal futures for some years, and this new book is a step-by-step four … Continued