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Events & Surprises of 2016

by futurists Richard Worzel and Kit Worzel There are many things that we already know about 2016: The leading edge of the Boomers will turn 70 – and complain about it. The Millennials are taking over in government, business, and society. … Continue reading

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15 Unexpected Things to Expect in 2015

by futurists Richard Worzel & Kit Worzel What kind of a year are we headed into? Well, some things are obvious, like continued conflict between Russia and the West, and the importance of technology. Others are less certain. So, what … Continue reading

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The Future of Nursing & Health Care: A Matter of Choice

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The future of health care in North America is going to be difficult, full of arguments, budget controversies, regrettable patient outcomes, and political interference. Yet, contained within this problematic outlook is a surprising fact: … Continue reading

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Lending a Hand: Prosthetics for the Able-Bodied

by futurist Kit Worzel In my last blog post, I wrote about prosthetics, cybernetics and bionics, and how the state of these systems was not only amazing now, but will be almost impossible to differentiate from flesh-and-blood in two decades. … Continue reading

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Armed for the Future: Tomorrow’s Cybernetics and Prosthetics

by futurist Kit Worzel Two hundred years ago, a significant injury to an extremity meant you would lose it, and have to deal with a rudimentary prosthetic like a peg-leg or hook hand. Fifty years ago, the same injury might … Continue reading

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Scary Superbugs: Your Money, or Your Life

by futurist Kit Worzel What would a world without antibiotics be like? Unfortunately, we know all too well from history. Here’s what our future could look like without them: Marjorie was working at her favorite pastime, woodworking, planing a piece … Continue reading

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Climate Change, Part III: What We Will Do About It

by futurists Richard Worzel & Kit Worzel This is the third of a three-part blog post on climate change and what it means to us. The first part dealt with the evidence that climate change is really happening – although … Continue reading

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Climate Change, Part II: Risk Management

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. This is the second of three parts in an overview of the future of climate change. The first part can be found here. In this section, I’m going to focus on three things relating to … Continue reading

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Why You Should Believe in Climate Change: Part I

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. This is the first part of a three part discussion about climate change. The second part, which deals with the risk management aspects of climate change, can be found here. One topic that inevitably draws comments … Continue reading

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What’s Truly Important in Today’s News

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. As a futurist, I read the news differently than most people. By the time something is on the front page of the mainstream media (MSM), it’s usually of very little interest to me. As well, … Continue reading

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