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This is so well-structured and thoughtful that it almost made me forget I was terrified while reading it.
When @BryanAlexander is futuring about you, you’d better start futuring yer own dang self!
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What happens if we don’t have a COVID-19 vaccine by early 2021? Or 2022? In other words, what might the world look like if the pandemic continues at around the present level for several years? Last week I used this … Continue reading
What happens next in America, after the events of the past few days? Personally, I have followed developments with a mix of horror, dismay, admiration, and dread. I have not participated in face to face protests, from fear of COVID-19 … Continue reading
What might we anticipate from the Wuhan coronavirus? What does a futures perspective bring to the table? This is a very risky topic to address, naturally. The outbreak is ongoing. Data is often provisional or suspect. Multiple layers of privacy, … Continue reading
For years I’ve been forecasting more mergers in higher education. I never said they’d be easy to do. Case in point: this summer I noted that Marlboro College in Vermont agreed to merge with the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. … Continue reading
When people consider the decline of state support for public higher education, it’s commonplace to hear calls to reverse that trend. What’s rare is to hear people describing plans for how such a fine reversal could occur. I suspect it’s … Continue reading
Our online book club is coming to the end of Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. Today we’re covering chapters 17: The Right to Sanctuary, and 18: A Coup from Above. In this post I’ll summarize the chapters, then … Continue reading
This week the FBI arrested a bunch of wealthy people and their helpers for corrupting the admissions process of several elite colleges and universities. As the Washington Post put it, the alleged perps were “part of a long-running scheme to … Continue reading
Our online bookclub is reading Zeynep Tufekci’s Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. With this post we discuss the Preface, Introduction, and chapter 1, “A Networked Public.” In this post I’ll briefly summarize the text, then … Continue reading
Ten years ago this month the American economy suffered its worst financial crisis in nearly a century. Problems had been building through the previous year, but in September 2008 things came to a head with the collapse of Lehman Brothers and … Continue reading