Category Archives: Futures

Our Grim Future: Restored Neoliberalism or Hybrid Neofascism?

With the specter of a New Great Depression hovering over most of the planet, realpolitik perspectives for a radical change of the political economy framework we live in are not exactly encouraging. Western ruling elites will be deploying myriad tactics … Continue reading

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Yuval Noah Harari – 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of … Continue reading

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What Kids Need to Learn to Succeed in 2050

The art of reinvention will be the most critical skill of this century umankind is facing unprecedented revolutions, all our old stories are crumbling, and no new story has so far emerged to replace them. How can we prepare ourselves … Continue reading

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Low Skilled Humans Need Not Apply: The Employment Future For A Child Born Today

In this article I am going to discuss the labor market and education opportunities a child born in 2015 could have when they are 16–20 by looking at how technology will disrupt the majority of jobs young people can only … Continue reading

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OPEN: How we’ll Work, Live and Learning in the Future

What makes a global corporation give away its prized intellectual property? Why are Ivy League universities allowing anyone to take their courses for free? What drives a farmer in rural Africa to share his secrets with his competitors? A collection … Continue reading

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Futures of Education for Rapid Global Societal Change

Education today has more in common with the nineteenth-century industrial age than with the twenty-first century. It is fragmented and compartmentalized, clinging to a factory approach to learning. We need to move away from mass education towards pluralism and planetary … Continue reading

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Future Classroom Lab

Created by European Schoolnet, the Future Classroom Lab (FCL) is an inspirational learning environment in Brussels, challenging visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms. Through six learning zones, visitors can explore the essential elements … Continue reading

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Futures Metacognition – A Progressive Understanding of Futures Thinking

Human thinking about the future, or futures thinking, is probably the most complex process in the universe. But, very much like the phenomenon of time in which we are also comprehensively embedded in our existence, it is both extremely close … Continue reading

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Estamos viviendo en una ideología del presente

Conversando con el antropólogo Marc Augé. En este ensayo, el autor francés pone la lupa sobre un mundo amputado por la creencia de que se vive en una especie de “presente perpetuo”. Augé señala que este fenómeno se debe a … Continue reading

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Nous franchissons le mur du temps

Pour le prospectiviste Thierry Gaudin, nous vivons une révolution cognitive. Nous sommes en train de franchir « le mur du temps ». La course à la puissance, fondée sur des mythes hollywoodiens, précipite les crises au lieu de les résoudre. … Continue reading

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