Monthly Archives: February 2021

Anticipating combinations

Dear Futurists, The future isn’t the outcome of a single trend, working in isolation. The biggest changes often occur when multiple trends combine, altering each other in the process. Consider how the spread of the COVID pandemic has led to … Continue reading

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Managing the magical money tree?

Dear Futurists, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” Any advocate of greater public funding for the welfare state has to be ready with an answer to the above remark, which is based … Continue reading

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Shocking ideas: implants, money, consciousness…

Dear Futurists I don’t write in order to shock. But I expect that at least one – maybe more – of the news items below may provoke some visceral reactions. We all have our intuitions about what sorts of ideas … Continue reading

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