Conversation with futurist Douglas Rushkoff
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Conversation with futurist Douglas Rushkoff

Last week, I skeptically dissected a book preview from futurist Douglas Rushkoff, whose forthcoming book Present Shock will tackle issues like sustainability, sufficiency and corporate dominance of the economy. The preview he wrote was quite short, and while intriguing, it brought up many more questions than it answered. Now, Co.exist (who featured the article originally) … Continue reading

Science Vs. The Future
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Science Vs. The Future

The systematic, scientific study of the future is impossible. Wait, what?  Really?  Well, speaking as someone who has deeply internalized the values of science, and who also loves to study the future, the thought certainly leaves me uncomfortable.  And yet I’m pretty sure that’s an ironclad statement.  I’m not quite about to throw in the … Continue reading