What Might The Future Hold

The Future is Getting Ready For You, Are You Getting Ready for the Future?

The Future is Getting Ready For You, Are You Getting Ready for the Future?

The Future is getting ready for you as you will see in this video made by Corning. Even though it is essentially an ad for Corning Glass, it is very informative about work and home technology of the near future. One of the ways to get ready for radical change in the future is by […]

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John Petersen – Pressing Issues & Impacts

John Petersen – Pressing Issues & Impacts

In John Petersen’s book, “A Vision for 2012, Planning for Extraordinary Change”, John discusses many pressing issues and on page 90 he summarizes the most pressing issues and their impacts.  Check these out below and buy his book to learn more:   (click on image to enlarge) And a few of the many recommendations for preparing for […]

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Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz

Peter Schwartz is a cofounder and chairman of Global Business Network, a Monitor Group Company. GBN is the world’s foremost consultancy in scenario thinking, strategic conversation, and futures research. Peter is an internationally renowned futurist, business strategist and Founder of GBN. He is one of the world’s leading practitioners of scenario planning, working with corporations, […]

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10 megatrends toward 2020

10 megatrends toward 2020

In this article… The 10 megatrends that are republished in a shortened, edited form, were developed by Kaare Stamer Andresen, Martin Kruse, Henrik Persson, Klaus Æ. Mogensen and Troels Theill Eriksen, all from Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. The Institute also works with other megatrends, such as climate change, the knowledge society, and immaterialization. In […]

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Additional Resources for Understanding the Future

Additional Resources for Understanding the Future

Foundation for the Future:  The Foundation conducts a broad range of programs and activities to promote an understanding of the factors in the social, genetic, biological, medical, psychological, physiological, cultural, technological, and ecological fields that may have an impact on human life during coming millennia. To fulfill its mandate, Foundation For the Future: Promotes public […]

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Ice melting across globe at accelerating rate, NASA says

Ice melting across globe at accelerating rate, NASA says

This image shows the changing rate of mass in mountain glaciers on the Gulf of Alaska. Story Highlights About 2 trillion tons of ice have melted in Greenland, Antarctica, Alaska since 2003 Lost amount of water could fill up Chesapeake Bay 21 times, NASA scientist says Most came from Greenland, where losses raised global sea […]

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John Petersen of the Arlington Institute

John Petersen of the Arlington Institute

John L. Petersen, President and founder of The Arlington Institute, is considered by many to be one of the most informed futurists in the world. He is the leading futurist who writes and thinks about high impact surprises–wild cards–that are global in scope, potentially disruptive, and intrinsically out of control. In 1989 Petersen founded The […]

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Ray Kurzweil & the Singularity

Ray Kurzweil & the Singularity

Ray Kurzweil is one of the luminaries who we see as a credible source of information. Ray has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal, and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Inc. magazine ranked him #8 among entrepreneurs in the United States, calling him the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” […]

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International Panel on Climate Change – IPCC

International Panel on Climate Change – IPCC

See our post regarding our defintion of crediblility. Sterling Insights looks to this team of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view […]

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What are Wild Cards?

What are Wild Cards?

Wildcards are low probability future events, but if they were to occur they would have a significant impact on our future.  Often, in scenario planning activities, participants will be asked to build a list of  these wild cards.  Examples of Wild Cards: Dramatic climate change, such that the rate of change of regional or global temperature (up […]

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