Category Archives: futurists

El Sistema: The Music Miracle

Jose Abreu on kids transformed by music The State Foundation for the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela (FESNOJIV – FundaciĆ³n del Estado para el Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela) is a government-funded … Continue reading

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What will change everything?

The World Question Center 2009: “We are moving towards the redefinition of life, to the edge of creating life itself. While science may or may not be the only news, it is the news that stays news.” WHAT WILL CHANGE … Continue reading

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mini documentary on the long-running experimental community directed and inspired by the Italian futurist/architect Paolo Soleri; the model for ArcoSanti appears to be one of a work-retreat kibbutz rather than as a long-term permanent residence, but again, it is a … Continue reading

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"It will never happen"

Nassim Taleb is only interested in one topic: chance. Particularly extreme and rare events, the “Black Swans”, the point where improbable chance falls at the intersection of philosophy/epistemology, philosophy/ethics, mathematics, social science/finance, and cognitive science. Accept no pundit market-trend forecasts … Continue reading

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Jacques Fresco

“Science is the ability to predict the next ‘most probable’” — a visit with Venus Project architect/designer Jacque Fresco, on applying the scientific method to urban architecture, and on how our environment nurtures our behaviours, on how access to information … Continue reading

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Future by Design

Trailer for a film by William Gazecki about Jacque Fresco, the self-taught futurist who describes himself most often as a “generalist” or multi-disciplinarian — a student of many inter-related fields. He is a prolific inventor, having spent his entire life … Continue reading

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