• The Future of Maker Culture and DIY

    The world of physical things is going through a similar type of disruption the online space has experienced in the past decade. It’s getting much easier to prototype, design, raise money to fund innovation and distribute physical goods, with the … More…

  • The Future of Wearable Technology

    How do you see wearable technology fitting into the way we live in the future? We believe that technology is going to continue to evolve to the point where humans and computers are speaking to each other in a more … More…

  • Preparing the Minds of our Youth for a Complex World

    Sometime around 50,000 years ago, human consciousness gradually took on its contemporary form, with a higher level of awareness than any other animal, and an ability to learn and communicate elaborate ideas. The inventiveness of this brain had a marked … More…

  • The Future of Play in Education

    How did you become interested in children’s natural ways of educating themselves It began when my own son began—and rebelled against—school at the age of 9. To him, school was a constraint in his ability to learn. We found him … More…

  • The Future of Game Design

    As a self-employed game developer, I mostly do programming, game design, and graphic design when the games require it. After college, I worked for five years as a Flash developer making advertising mini-sites and mini-games. In my spare time, I … More…

  • The Future of Aboriginal Youth Outreach

    Aboriginal youth in Canada’s North experience a number of real physical and emotional challenges. Like most youth, Aboriginal youth are also regularly confronted with peer pressure, parental expectations, and school-related issues. One cannot talk about youth wellness without talking about … More…

  • The Future of Food Research

    I love my job, but it’s no picnic—except when I am studying a Newfoundland boil-up, a prairie chuckwagon breakfast, or a West Coast clambake! As a professor who studies food, I travel widely and spend long hours researching and writing. … More…

  • The Future of Finding Great Work

    When I began, there were three categories of jobs. The majority of the jobs were reasonable jobs, with reasonable income, reasonable challenge, reasonable conditions under which you would work. And then there were a few excellent jobs; dream jobs. On … More…

  • The Future of Business Development

    Business development is about matching the products or services that your company offers to a set of unmet human needs. My job is not to do the work; it’s to go out and find it. So first rule is knowing … More…

  • The Future of Lighting Design

    The industry today isn’t the same as it was years ago. In the next 10 to 20 years, there will be better lighting boards and better lights. LEDs are slowly taking over. There are obvious advantages: they are very small … More…

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