Many call themselves “futurists” — Bryan actually knows how to do it.
Is @BryanAlexander a wizard because he wrote about the possibility of a pandemic in 2018? He says he has a beard like one.
[F]uturist and higher-ed guru Bryan Alexander…
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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A new database project attempts to identify impending genocide by spotting key textual indicators. It’s crowdsourced, called Hatebase, and a co-sponsor describes it like so: Hatebase, an authoritative, multilingual, usage-based repository of structured hate speech which data-driven NGOs can use … Continue reading
Maybe the long boom of technological disruption will slow down, ponders sf writer Charlie Stross. We are undeniably living through the era of the Great Acceleration; but it’s probably[*] a sigmoid curve, and we may already be past the steepest … Continue reading
John Crowley, brilliant writer of splendid speculative fiction, meditates on the future in the most recent Lapham’s. I’d like to draw attention to two main points, beyond the brooding lushness of Crowley’s prose. First, there’s a futuring method on display. Even if … Continue reading
What emerging technologies will impact academia over the next few years? Over the past several years I’ve been working on the higher education version of the Horizon Report, a New Media Consortium (NMC) and Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) project designed to … Continue reading