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The Trump administration considers adding emerging tech and academia to the China trade war

Will the American trade war with China expand to include cutting-edge technology research?  If so, how will that impact colleges and universities? This is a tricky topic, so I’m going to break it down as follows: first, a summary of … Continue reading

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Notes on China: possible threats to American higher education

How will developments in US-China relations impact those nations’ higher education systems? My readers and listeners know that China has played a key part in American academia’s expansion into international markets.  I’ve drawn attention to the recent growth in the … Continue reading

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New demographic research for educators and futurists

How populations change over time is a crucial area of concern for both educators and futurists.  This week some important new research appeared from The Lancet in their new Global Burden of Disease Study.  Teams dove into demographic and health changes … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2040 and beyond: some hesitation

Thinking about forecasting, here’s a draft section from my upcoming book.  Consider it some throat-clearing and/or humility: If exploring the near- and medium-term futures of colleges and universities is both daunting and requiring of extensive analysis, to attempt to look … Continue reading

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Hayabusa2 and the unfolding future of space exploration

Yesterday, about 200 million miles from Earth, the JAXA space probe Hayabusa2 (Japanese language site; English language site; Wikipedia) landed two tiny rovers on top of a very small asteroid, 162173 Ryugu. The rovers (named 1A and 1B) are now hopping on Ryugu’s surface, taking photos like this one, and sending them back … Continue reading

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What is the world worrying about in 2018?

A new survey comes from Ipsos, and it’s most illuminating.  Ipsos polled nearly 20,000 people from around the world*, asking them what they’re most worried about. It’s a fascinating idea, trying to get a finger on the world’s pulse. Here … Continue reading

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Which science fiction book should our book club read this summer?

Which science fiction book should our book club read next? The book club (founded in 2014) is all about the future of education and technology.  We read all kinds of nonfiction – the future of universities, sociology, education theory and … Continue reading

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What the Mary Meeker slides mean for the future of education

Last week Mary Meeker published her latest trends report.  It’s gotten a lot of attention, typically; here I’d like to identify what I see as the important findings for the future of education. (If you’re not familiar with this effort, Meeker … Continue reading

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When futuring flops: the case of The Fourth Turning

It’s important for futurists to examine flawed futuring work and learn from it.  I’ve said this before, reflecting on my own forecasting misfires.  I haven’t offered many criticisms of others’ work, largely for reasons of time.  I’d like to start … Continue reading

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Four+ stories about the future of education and technology

Here are some interesting stories which might bear on the future of education and technology.  They touch on virtual reality, web browsers, immigration, web-based classes, tenure, and fear. ITEM: Firefox is working on a browser designed for VR.  Firefox Reality … Continue reading

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