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“I’m Mad as Hell…”

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A.   “All I know is that first, you’ve got to get mad. “You’ve gotta say, ‘I’m a human being, goddammit! My life has value!’ “So, I want you to get up now. I want … 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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I Dream of (a) Genie

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. “Any useful idea about the future should appear to be ridiculous” – futurist Jim Dator Eighteen years ago, in 1996, I was writing a book called The Next 20 Years of Your Life (published … Continue reading

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The Greediest Generation

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. In 1998, former news anchor Tom Brokaw wrote a book called The Greatest Generation. In that book he said, “‘it is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.’ He argued that … 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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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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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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Is America Still the Greatest Country in the World?

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. “There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, … Continue reading

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The Wonder and the Horror of Education’s Future

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. A shorter version of this article appeared in Teach magazine in the Spring of 2012. Sometime in mid-1992, I was approached by someone who had read a column I’d written about the future of education … Continue reading

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