What the Future of Psychology Looks Like

by Jenara Nerenberg Neurodiversity, sensitivity, and how the status quo snubs 20–30% of us “We’d love your help promoting our conference,” the woman said over the phone. “We have some of the biggest names in psychology.” I flip open my laptop to see who she has lined up. To be clear, I’m no therapist. I’m a journalist with a public health degree and a media consultant covering the future of psychology. Scrolling through the website of this large industry conference, I see the predictable lineup of balding white men. I take a deep breath to calm my nerves, but quickly … Continue reading What the Future of Psychology Looks Like

Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How.

By POLITICO MAGAZINE A crisis on this scale can reorder society in dramatic ways, for better or worse. Here are 34 big thinkers’ predictions for what’s to come. For many Americans right now, the scale of the coronavirus crisis calls to mind 9/11 or the 2008 financial crisis—events that reshaped society in lasting ways, from how we travel and buy homes, to the level of security and surveillance we’re accustomed to, and even to the language we use. Politico Magazine surveyed more than 30 smart, macro thinkers this week, and they have some news for you: Buckle in. This could be bigger. … Continue reading Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How.

URGENT alert: Financial system collapsing, food supply collapsing, hyperinflation coming, guns and ammo wiped out, military martial law plans leaked… details

by: Mike Adams (Natural News) Keeping this very short, as things are developing very rapidly. If you can’t handle the reality of this situation, don’t read the following overview. To those who can’t handle words, you need to accelerate your adjustment curve or you won’t survive: We are upgrading our preparedness recommendations to 18 months of food and critical supplies. This is not some sort of self-serving statement, since our own store barely has anything left to sell. The financial system is cratering. Banks will begin to fold soon. Many deposits will be wiped out. Some are moving into T-bills (US Treasury), even knowing the dollar … Continue reading URGENT alert: Financial system collapsing, food supply collapsing, hyperinflation coming, guns and ammo wiped out, military martial law plans leaked… details

How the coronavirus will shape the future

by Bryan Walsh If the growing novel coronavirus outbreak becomes a lasting pandemic, it could accelerate fundamental changes in the economy, politics and the workplace. The big picture: A truly global infectious disease event like COVID-19 can be every bit as transformative for the future as a global war or economic depression. The impacts of major pandemics can be felt well beyond the sheer death toll. The Black Death, which killed as much as a third of Europe’s population during the 14th century, led to severe labor scarcity. The resulting higher wages helped erode feudalism and encouraged the innovation of labor-saving technologies. More recently … Continue reading How the coronavirus will shape the future

Collaborators in creation

Our world is a system, in which physical and social technologies co-evolve. How can we shape a process we don’t control? Doyne Farmer is director of the Complexity Economics programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, professor in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. Fotini Markopoulou is a quantum gravity physicist and industrial designer. She is CEO at Empathic Technologies, a London-based tech company that brings together embodied cognition science and haptics to create our emotional second skin. She was founding … Continue reading Collaborators in creation

How Long Will Australia Be Livable?

Facing a future of fire, drought, and rising oceans, Australians will have to weigh the choice between getting out early or staying to fight. by BIANCA NOGRADY When tiny flakes of white ash started falling like warm snow from a sky sullen with smoke, we left. We had lived for weeks with the threat of two huge bushfires hanging over our small Australian town, advancing inexorably toward us from the north and the south. My hometown of Blackheath, perched at the top of the Blue Mountains, surrounded by stunning but drought-parched Australian wilderness, was in the center of this flaming … Continue reading How Long Will Australia Be Livable?

William Gibson on writing sci-fi as the world takes a dystopian dive

By SUMIT PAUL-CHOUDHURY In the “stub” inhabited by Agency’s protagonist, Americans didn’t vote Trump into office and Brits didn’t vote for Brexit. It’s not without its troubles, though: nuclear tensions in the Middle East are threatening to set off a global conflagration Is ours the darkest timeline? William Gibson thinks it might be. Gibson’s last book, The Peripheral, introduced the “Jackpot”, a cascade of global catastrophes that wipes out much of the human race, along with an ingenious take on time travel that allows digital communication – including telepresence – across alternate timelines. Its central character, Wilf, lives in post-Jackpot London: he becomes … Continue reading William Gibson on writing sci-fi as the world takes a dystopian dive