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Radical Thinking: Re-Imagining the Future of Education to the Year 2067

by Senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. What follows is an edited version of a presentation I gave to an audience at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. They asked me to speak about the … Continue reading

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The Beginning Death Cycle of the Consumer

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. “There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done… Nothing you can make that can’t be made” – “All You Need Is Love”, Lennon & McCartney Our own brilliance and ingenuity is putting us out … 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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Printing the Future: The Implications of 3D Printing

by futurist Kit Worzel 3D printers are a big fad these days. Tech geeks go on and about what they can do with them, and how neat they are, but how close are we to being able to do anything … 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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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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Towards an Immortal Brain

by futurist Kit Worzel, B.Sc. In my last blog I wrote about longevity and how there were a number of possibilities as to how we could make the body last longer. I touched on the brain, but only briefly, because … 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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