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questions and answers about the future - archives

future thinkers give their views on a variety of topics


Question: "What are the twelve major ingredients of a successful futures talk?"
Answer by Arthur B. Shostak, Emeritus Professor of Sociology.

Question:"What are some ways to view the future?"
Response by - Steve Steele, Director, Institute for the Future, Anne Arundel Community College

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Question: “What are the implications of the 21st century global creative economy for the United States and its long-term economic well-being?”
Response by Dr. Richard Florida author of The Rise of the Creative Class and The Flight of the Creative Class.  He teaches at George Mason University and is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Question: "What is accelerating change, and what does it mean for 21st century human beings?"
Answer by John Smart, president of the nonprofit Acceleration Studies Foundation (ASF).

Question: “In what ways might the human mind and human psychology evolve in the future?  
Answer by Tom Lombardo, Director – Odyssey of the Future, Rio Salado College, Tempe, Arizona

Question: "What are likely future global social, political, demographic and economic trends?"
Response by - Gene Shackman, Ph.D. Director, The Global Social Change Research Project


Question: "How will schools change in the future?"
Response by - Dr. Peter Bishop, Associate Professor of Human Sciences and Chair of the graduate program in Studies of the Future University of Houston-Clear Lake

Question: "What will higher education look like in 2020?"
Response by - James L. Morrison, Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership, UNC-Chapel Hill and Editor-in-Chief, Innovate


Question: "How are new capabilities within communications technologies going to change the shape and scope of human communities?"
Response by - Tim Mack, President, World Future Society

Question: "What is the future of eCommerce?"
Response by - Dr. John Sagi is Associate Professor of Business and Computer Systems, Anne Arundel Community College


Question:"What is the future of American children?"
Response by -Lou Aymard, Ph.D., Director of Family Outreach Network, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland