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Futureportal… an ezine on the future, November 2011

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Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), November 2011, volume 7, issue 10...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
  • applied foresight... using the perspective

Cyber criminals cost businesses and individuals billions of dollars each year. These Brookings Institution and Federal Bureau of Investigation sites discuss the scope of the problems and the development of effective strategies for detection and prevention.  

  • futures thinking... looking ahead

Laser technology has growing applications and benefits for medical treatments and diagnostics. This site of the National Association of Science Writers discusses some future prospects in this field.

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

The Brown Bag Lunch Series sponsored by IF @ AACC for November:

"Getting Ahead (Winning) in the National Security Workforce of the 21st Century"
by Stephen Fowler
Director, Education and Training
CINTT Corporation
Monday, November 14 
1-1:50 p.m. 
Cade Bldg, Room 219
AACC, Arnold, MD (map)
This event is free and open to the public. 

Interested in a course on the future for college credit?
Check our Exploring the Future (FTR /BPA /SOC /PSY 105) course listing. This is a 3 credit-hour General Education course which also satisfies the diversity requirement, and it is offered in either online or face-to-face formats. Registration for the Spring 2011 term begins November 10.

Create the future... today at the blog of the international futures ezine, Futuretakes. The blog can be a learning resource, or just a great mind-expander. Many of the questions are cross-cutting and trans-disciplinary. They are organized into categories readers' convenience.

Registration is now open for the WorldFuture 2012 Conference, July 27-29, in Toronto, Canada. This is the annual conference of the World Future Society.

The Futureportal supports the spirit of community among colleagues and the synergy of working together.