FUTURIST UPDATE: Year’s Best Stories about the Future

Futurist Update, Year-End Special   This year THE FUTURIST featured the writing of inventor Ray Kurzweil, management futurist Paul Saffo, science fiction author Brenda Cooper, environmentalist and MacAuthur Fellow Lester Brown, nanotechnology pioneer K. Eric Drexler and roboticist and TED fellow Rodney Brooks, among many other of today’s most creative …

Book Review: Radical Abundance By K. Eric Drexler

Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization Any book by Eric Drexler must be taken seriously since his Engines of Creation (1986) launched global debates about the field of nanotechnology (assembling objects atom by atom) and the many controversies engendered. These controversies over the intervening decades ranged from the …

Trip report on The Millennium Project Week in Baku, Azerbaijan

Trip report on The Millennium Project Week in Baku, Azerbaijan <<…>> About 40 people from The Millennium Project gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan for an extraordinary week of meetings organized by Professor Reyhan Huseynova, Chairwoman of the Azerbaijan Node.  There was extensive media coverage.* Some photos at:  http://www.millennium-project.org/millennium/gallery.html.  May 29 – 31st …