Archive for June, 2010

Insight Links for Jun 30, 6:00 am

// June 30th, 2010 // Comments Off on Insight Links for Jun 30, 6:00 am // Digests, Insight

Foresight Links for Jun 28, 6:00 am

// June 28th, 2010 // Comments Off on Foresight Links for Jun 28, 6:00 am // Digests, Foresight

  • Aerospace Future: Hypersonic Weapons and Spaceships, Ole Peter Galaasen @ plausible futures:
    The wealth of possibilities offered by aerospace vehicles that can ride their own shockwaves likely explains why the project has drawn support from the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), NASA, and the U.S. Navy. “We could have in the future such things as hypersonic weapons that fly 600 …
  • What’s your idea to BodyShock the Future?, Lisa Mumbach @ Institute For The Future:
    teaser:  Palo Alto, CA — June 22, 2010. With obesity, diabetes, and chronic disease rampaging populations around the world, Institute for the Future (IFTF) is turning up the volume on global well-bein…
  • IFTF Announces the Release of its Health and Health Care 2020 Signals & Forecasts Map, Neela Nuristani @ Institute For The Future:
    The Health Horizons Program has been mapping…
  • Replay of Trimtabs Future Salon, Mark Finnern @ Future Salon:
    Thanks Miguel F. Aznar for excellent moderation of the Future Salon. Doing it old school with chocolate and round of introduction. It took 18 minutes, but may have been worth it, as the activity level in the room was definitely…

The king is dead. Long live the Queen!

// June 27th, 2010 // Comments Off on The king is dead. Long live the Queen! // Opinion

For the first time since around 1916,Australia has a PM and opposition leader both born in the UK.  What happened to Australia coming into her own?

If you haven’t taken the time, I highly recommend you watch Kevin Rudd’s final press conference – his farewell speech if you will (part 12).  It’s quite astounding the amount of change he has led in such a short time.  While not a political historian, it strikes me as an immense amount of progressive change set underway; wide-ranging, forward looking and fundamentally humane in nature.  It really puts Howard’s efforts to shame.  That said, to so directly attack the power-wealth elite of this country, rather than conduct a guerrilla campaign, was brave, but stupid Kevin.  To give in to rent-seekers and then give up so easily on the ETS, was to underestimate the resolve of the majority of Australians on this issue, and the disappointment you would receive in return.  Kevin, such a pity you brought more management than leadership in relating to your parliamentary colleagues, and were unable to sell the story that would help voters understand your reforms.

To quote Guy Rundle from a recent Crikey email: (more…)

Insight Links for Jun 23, 10:19 pm

// June 23rd, 2010 // Comments Off on Insight Links for Jun 23, 10:19 pm // Opinion

Insight Links for Jun 23, 6:00 am

// June 23rd, 2010 // Comments Off on Insight Links for Jun 23, 6:00 am // Digests, Insight

  • International Council of 13 Grandmothers, Graham Boyd @ R2 Global Meshwork:
    There’s a virtual discussion organised by The Shift Council, more info below, that may appeal to some of you … Solstice call with members of the International Council of 13 Grandmothers
  • Solar Heat and Power Systems On the Horizon, Robin Wood @ R2 Global Meshwork:
    For the last few years, much of the innovation around solar technology has been aimed at generating more electricity from sun…
  • A must see Documentary …, Tracey Penington @ R2 Global Meshwork:
    Zeitgeist, The Movie. The movie they never wanted you to see!! http://video.google.com/videoplay?…
  • Zeitgeist, The Movie, Tracey Penington @ R2 Global Meshwork:
    Really interesting facts and theories! Can be a little hard to get in to but looks at things from Religion through to 9/11, wars and the banking system…

Insight Links for Jun 16, 6:00 am

// June 16th, 2010 // Comments Off on Insight Links for Jun 16, 6:00 am // Digests, Insight

  • Interlude Between Crises, Richard Hames @ The Hames Report:
    Over the past few months I have received numerous requests that I devote some considered commentary to recent events in my adopted country. Until now I have refrained from making any public statements. Like anyone living here it is almost…
  • Integral Impact Investing, Albert KLamt @ R2 Global Meshwork:
    A new approach. Initiated by Mariana Bozesan and others. I presented Marianas dissertation earlier here. When Anitta and I met her 2008 in Adlon Hotel she was still living and working in California. Right now back in Germany and living in Munich….
  • Spiral Dynamics Integral – Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Albert KLamt @ R2 Global Meshwork

Foresight Links for Jun 14, 6:00 am

// June 14th, 2010 // Comments Off on Foresight Links for Jun 14, 6:00 am // Digests, Foresight

  • Using awe, wonder—and the future—to save the future, IFTF talks from TEDxSoMa, Lisa Mumbach @ Institute For The Future:
    David Pescovitz and Jason Tester spoke at the TEDxSoMa conference, an independently produced TED-style event held at the Parisoma Innovation Loft on May 21, 2010. View the videos after the jump…
  • Peak oil now, Hardin @ Hardin Tibbs:
    It is interesting to speculate that the horrendous BP oil mega-spill in the Gulf of Mexico may come to be viewed as the defining moment when Peak (Easy) Oil arrived. Up to now the advent of Peak Oil has been difficult to pinpoint in time because it was a function …
  • Invisibility cloaks and how to use them, Ole Peter Galaasen @ plausible futures:
    The “invisibility cloaks” being made in labs today can hide objects when viewed from a wide range of directions and in visible light – both considered implausible developments when the first working invisibility cloak was demonstrated just four years ago. But the technology that makes objects vanish looks set to …
  • What is The Future of Science, Technology, and Well-being? Follow our conference on Twitter!, Neela Nuristani @ Institute For The Future
  • Blind Spotting Future Salon with Peter Marks, Mark Finnern @ Future Salon:
    We all have blind spots, not only in our vision, but also in our thinking. This Future Salon will help you spot your own blind sides. Please join us on Wednesday the 30th of June RSVP http://bit.ly/9Bny5B. Imagine if programmers……