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Aug 182011

DENVER – Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts a world where world hunger is erased, humans are smarter and death is cured.Source:

Bikaner, Jul 22 : About half a dozen assailants have looted cash, ornaments and other valuables after killing a trader and injuring two of the family members in Rangadi Chowk here last night.Source:

The DaVinci Institute, a Louisville-based futurist think tank, has partnered with Edison Nation, a North Carolina-based entity offering a $25 million “innovation” fund for inventors, the Camera reported Wednesday.Source:

Ray Kurzweil, a prominent inventor and ‘futurist’ who has long predicted that mind and machine will one day merge, has been making arrangements to talk to his dead father through the help of a computer.Source:

Some decades ago, a salesguy in a high-end audio shop badly misjudged my socioeconomic status and treated me to an ultrahigh-quality recording of an obscure jazz ensemble, played on a $10,000 audio system in an acoustically perfect room. I staggered out goose-bumped and hair-raised, a newly minted audiophile wannabe. I was sure that this was just the beginning of a journey into ever-more-amazing …Source:

KINGSTON — We’ve been here before. On the edge of disaster. Gerald Celente saw it coming in 2007. In 2008, disaster struck, and proved him right.Source:

The late General Motors designer was honored with a display of his designs and a gathering of former colleagues.Source:

FUTURIST: Try to imagine a world where there are no post offices, banks, cash, credit cards, newspapers, marriage, air travel–even no shoplifting. This is the world that awaits us, according to futurist Bob Louden of Saratoga. Indeed, indications of its arrival are already here. It’s the wireless world and it’s not far away.Source:

Scientist built a computer avatar to hear his dead father speak again.Source:

Fast-forward to the year 2100. Computers, writes physicist and futurist Michio Kaku in Physics of the Future (Doubleday, 2011), will have humanlike intelligence, the Internet will be accessible via contact lenses, nanobots will eliminate cancers, space tourism will be cheap and popular, and we’ll be colonizing Mars. We will be a planetary civilization capable of consuming the 1017 watts of solar …Source:

Frey to Deliver Closing Keynote at “WorldFuture 2011” in Vancouver, BC

ConnectWise, developer of the leading business management solution designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARs and MSPs, announced today that futurist Daniel Burrus will give the keynote speech at its 7th annual IT Nation Partner Summit, November 9-11 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Â

Part Futurist, part formalist, the Italian-American artist Salvatore Scarpitta is receiving a belated retrospective at Marianne Boesky in Chelsea.

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Jun 052011

A 24-foot-tall geodesic dome designed by architect and futurist R. Buckminster Fuller has been restored by a Rhode Island boat builder in Bristol.

Jun 052011

Future Group’s appetite for food is steadily increasing with newer retail formats.

Silicon Valley futurist Paul Saffo has been thinking, talking, and writing about the future of technology for more than two decades. Among other jobs, he serves a managing director at investment research firm Discern Investments, teaches at Stanford, and is on the board of the Long Now Foundation , which challenges society to think of its actions in the context of the next 10,000 years.

Rostik Group president Rostislav Ordovsky-Tanayevsky Blanco celebrated his company’s 30th anniversary by inviting about 300 “partners, friends and the best employees” Thursday to hear popular U.S. science evangelist Michio Kaku speak about the future of technology.

Renowned global futurist, best-selling author and change management consultant, Jack Uldrich, will deliver keynote addresses at two upcoming legal conferences. His presentations will cover trends in legal process outsourcing, crowd-sourcing, “home-sourcing” and “no-sourcing” as well as e-discovery, document assembly, automation, alternative fee arrangements, data mining, social networking …

Renowned global futurist, motivational keynote speaker and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich to deliver presentation on innovation, the future of technology, and economic development.

Ayesha Khanna is the director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a think tank that explores the practical implications of what she refers to as “human-technology co-evolution in the Hybrid Age.” The following is an edited transcript of an interview with Ms. Khanna.

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