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Futureportal… an ezine on the future, June 2010

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Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), June 2010, volume 6, issue 6...We study the future to help build a better tomorrow.   

Inside this issue...

  • futures thinking... looking ahead
  • applied foresight... using the perspective
  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global
  • futures thinking... looking ahead

Artificial intelligence, the intelligence (or intelligent-like processes) of machines, encompasses many areas. This site of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence has many resources for investigating the field, including discussions on such topics as cognitive science, speech, vision, and ethical and social issues.

  • applied foresight...using the perspective

Oil spill trajectory models use meteorological and oceanographic data to predict the direction(s) oil will spread from an oil spill, in order to guide response efforts. This University of South Florida site shows the Deepwater Horizon oil spill trajectory.

  • on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global

 Is summer reading in your future? Here is a list of futures books from the IF @ AACC site.

Interested in a course on the future for college credit?

Check our Exploring the Future (FTR 105, formerly FTR 100) course listing. This is a 3 credit-hour General Education course which also satisfies the diversity requirement. Fall Term registration is now open for both online and face-to-face classes.

Registration is now open for the WorldFuture 2010 Conference "Sustainable Futures, Strategies, and Technologies", which will be July 8 - 10 in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the annual conference of the World Future Society.
Produced by our partner the World Future Society