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Should Robots Have Rights?

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Does a robot have rights? Not now it doesn’t, and it’s tempting to say a robot will never have rights because it is property. However, you could have made a similar argument about certain … Continue reading

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The Future of Food: Farming It, Processing It, Packaging It, Selling It, Eating It

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Food is that stuff that comes wrapped in plastic from the store, right? Obviously not, but it’s easy to forget that in the blur of daily routine. In fact, food is immensely complex – and the … Continue reading

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13 Trends for 2013

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. A new year is a time when everyone thinks and wonders about the future, and I’m no different, except for me it’s also my job. With that in mind, let me identify some of the … Continue reading

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The Future of Work: How the 1% and the 99% Become Aristocrats & Peons

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. In our last blog (which you can see here), I hosted a guest blogger, Chris Ritchie, who wrote about how the job market is a major problem for people in their twenties and early thirties … Continue reading

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Six Things to Know About the Robots in Your Future

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. We grew up with robots. There was Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons, the “I, Robot” science fiction series from Isaac Asimov (which later became a movie with Will Smith), the model B9 robot from … Continue reading

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Things to watch through 2011 and through the decade

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Like all years, there will be good news and bad in 2011. Because of the bad planning, bad judgment, and bad behavior of previous years and decades, some of the potential bad news is very … Continue reading

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10 Things You Need to Know About the Next 10 Years

What follows is a summary of a presentation I delivered to the World Education Congress of Meeting Planners International in Vancouver, Canada at the end of July, 2010. This was part of a series of “Flash” presentations, each limited to … Continue reading

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