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  • Asteroids Everywhere (6/30/2017) - Friday, June 30 is Asteroid Day, so you are going to be hearing a LOT about Asteroids over the next day or so (see Asteroid Day.org, NASA, YouTube and Wikipedia). The reason Asteroid Day falls on this date is because it’s the anniversary of the 1908 “Tunguska event” when scientists believe a 50 meter wide … Continue reading Asteroids Everywhere
  • Dive in! (3/17/2017) - Take a refreshing dive into this 360° YouTube Video from The Economist. The above is a 360° YouTube video — press and hold to explore! The Economist also created a full Ocean series on Youtube. Of course, while the video is beautiful, the message is sad. Unfortunately, recent news about coral reefs has been even … Continue reading Dive in!
  • Doomed? (5/24/2017) - If you’ve been keeping up the slew of dark headlines in the news this week, then you may have seen some stories about how the Svalbard Global “Doomsday” Seed Vault is doomed, or not, according to which story you read. There were some alarmist headlines, but most of the stories were less drastic, while still … Continue reading Doomed?
  • Hot car from the future… (11/8/2017) - No, this isn’t about “That Car“ — this is about a new Lamborghini that is making a debut at MIT’s EmTech Conference this week. The Terzo Millennio is a hot new “concept” car that is the product of a collaboration between Lamborghini and MIT, and here is a one minute glimpse of this newest sensation … Continue reading Hot car from the future…
  • Silliness (3/24/2017) - This blog has covered numerous experiments with using 360° video to create new types of immersive narrative. There are many great examples out there now like Google’s HELP and NYT’s L.A. Noir. My favorite so far has been this video by One Republic. However, I’ve just come across a 360° video by the Naive New … Continue reading Silliness
  • TRAPPIST-1 (2/23/2017) - You’ve probably heard that NASA has found a trove of “Earth-like” planets circling the TRAPPIST-1 system roughly 40 light years away, but just in case you haven’t, here’s a short 2 minute AP video about the discovery. Here’s another video from NASA/JPL with more explanation. Most entertainingly, here’s a 360° YouTube Video published by NASA/JPL … Continue reading TRAPPIST-1

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Dictionary

forecast : to calculate or predict (some future event or condition) usually as a result of study and analysis of available pertinent data — Webster See also Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

future : of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense expressive of time yet to come — Webster See also Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

Encyclopedia

Future is what will happen in the time after the present. Its arrival is considered inevitable due to the existence of time and the laws of physics. Due to the apparent nature of reality and the unavoidability of the future, everything that currently exists and will exist can be categorized as either permanent, meaning that it will exist forever, or temporary, meaning that it will end. The future and the concept of eternity have been major subjects of philosophy, religion, and science, and defining them non-controversially has consistently eluded the greatest of minds. — Wikipedia

Britannica

Introduction

Introduction to Forecasting (Angela Hermus, Tracey Pierce, Patrick Radoszewski, Nick Schmidt and Chris Trawicki)

Outline

Outline of Futurology (Wikipedia)

Science

An Overview of Forecasting Methodology (Walonick)

Preservation

History


Predictions that came true
Predictions that missed by a mile

The art of forecasting from ancient to modern times (McCloskey) (pdf)

Quotation

Quotations Page Bartlett’s

Library

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Community

Organization

World Future Society (Wikipedia)
Future Problem Solving International (Wikipedia)
Clube of Rome (Wikipedia)

Blog

WordPress

News

Futurist (World Future Society), Popular Science, Future Tech, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression


Fun


Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future

The Future of the Future (John McHale)

Rumor

Snopes.com

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