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Futurist David Houle
Executive Editor

Devin Lee Ostertag

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is a glimpse at Earth’s future through the lens of current human concepts such as ages, work, structures, communications, connectivity, health, education, media, travel, place, family, commerce, race, religion and consciousness.

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07.15

Floating Jelly Fish Skyscrapers

There are many ideas about re-engineering our atmosphere that is under attack from the use of fossil fuels.  This one is both odd and very logical.  Look!  It’s a man!  It’s a plane!  It’s a floating jellyfish!  

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07.12

Thumbs Up!

This may look simple, but it is a beginning of ways to enhance the human body to better perform tasks and will lead to better human performance. A low level start to transhumanism today.

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07.08

Zero Energy Building

This combines three things we embrace about the future: low cost building, energy efficient buildings and robots. We cannot continue to use 20th century building techniques that are expensive and not energy efficient. Robots can much more cheaply and more quickly do the work of brick layers. As we continue to stress the planet, new ways of building are essential.

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07.06

Shake your Power

A percussionist brings light to Africans who don’t have electricity. A simple solution to help change lives

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tags: ENERGY, power

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07.01

Harley-Davidson First Electric Motorcycle

Yes, this is an ad for a soon to market product. The reason it is here is because this represents a significant step away from fossil fuels and it gives young people a reason to think motorcycle. I have long wondered why there was no electric motorcycle as there have been electric cars. This is not a start-up, it is H-D so now the industry will rapidly follow. They have also found a new H-D sound – a jet airplane. 100 miles to a charge. 3 hours to charge, 0-60 in four seconds. Tesla, meet Harley Davidson

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06.28

Holograms, made of mist

An innovative use of water to create holograms on tabletops. This is early stage development for what we will be carrying with us in 2-3 years: handheld hologram devices. Imagine conference tables of the future when a global team can all be brought into the meeting via holographs. Certainly in this decade.

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tags: 3d, HOLOGRAM
06.24

No More Chemicals or Chlorine Eye

When looking into the Future Wow! Future it sometimes means looking back. Anyone remember the swimming hole? This video shows how to cheaply create a swimming pool that is fully integrated with nature. We have no choice but to better integrate humanity with the earth in the decades ahead.

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tags: POOL, swimming
06.21

Population Growth

Though this is an older video, we publish it because for years I have spoken of this slowing growth and am always asked questions about it. This is a wonderful long-term trend. Earth will be much more crowded but population should level off by 2045 and then even perhaps decrease.

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06.17

Vertical Farms

It is wonderful to see that young architects around the world are focusing on vertical urban farms. In the next 25 years there will be 2.6 billion more people living in cities than live in them today. Where will their food come from? Why not local and vertical?

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tags: farm, farming, farms
06.14

The World Becomes a Touch Screen

Early stage development of a technology that will make almost anything a touch screen. In five years we will look back to 2014 and think how quaint it was that only hand held devices had touch screens. As we now look back 10 years and think how quaint it was to only be able to watch video on TV.

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06.10

Skype Translator

Yes a video from Microsoft, but it introduces a concept I have spoken about for years, the reality that our communication devices and software will eliminate the need to learn a foreign language. The combination of voice recognition combined with translation software will soon allow us to have conversations with millions of people whose language we don’t know.Hats off to Microsoft for bringing this to Skype. When can we have it to use?

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tags: skype, translate