Category Archives: Speaking of the Future

Speaking of the Future

You, too, can be a Speculist! Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon provide a quick introduction to putting together your own group dedicated to talking about accelerating change, abundance, the Technological Singularity, and related topics. They will discuss: The Top 10 Hot Topics About the Future The Three Big Changes Everybody Wants to Discuss Finding […]

Future of Libraries

I will be attending this conference Monday and Tuesday of next week: For two days in May, three hundred librarians will meet with visionaries from the disciplines of anthropology, architecture, public policy and science to discuss the future of libraries. By looking outside of the library, we seek to explore unique ideas that will make […]

Doomsday Clock Speculist Challenge

[We're moving this entry back to the top to give those who haven't had a chance yet to tell us where you think the minute had should be on the Doomsday Clock. Come on, we know you've been thinking about it... For those who have been following the development of this post, please be aware […]

Speaking of the Future

More blasts from the past, this time from various interviews over the years. Rand Simberg on why 2001 wasn’t like 2001: It was based on a lot of false assumptions, foremost being that the government was going to make it happen. We believed the rhetoric about “not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard,” and […]

Riding the Spiral, Part 2

This is the second half of our groundbreaking interview with John Smart of the Institute for Accelerating Change.(Read Part One) The Developmental Singularity I’m familiar with the idea of a singularity from reading about black holes. As I understand it, the event horizon of a black hole is the point beyond which no light can […]

Riding the Spiral

Speaking of the Future with John Smart Consider this basic shape: I’ve always been fascinated by spirals. When I was a kid, I used to sit and draw them for hours at a time. This was long before I knew anything about Phi or the Fibonacci sequence, before I had ever heard of logarithmic spirals […]