Emergent Futures Tumblelog

This is the Tumblelog of Paul Higgins and Sandy Teagle - Futurists from Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia. Go to Emergent Futures to see more or follow on Twitter at FuturistPaul . If you right click on the pictures, titles or links in these posts you will be able to go to the original story on the web. If you click on comments for each post you can either read what others have said or add your own comment via Disqus. If you click on the date of a post it will take you to a single post view where you can copy the web link if you want to send it to someone else. If you click on the tags it will take you to other stories from Emergent Futures with the same tag.

thenextweb:

Suarez, who’s not even old enough to have a Facebook account, has been fascinated by computers and technology since before kindergarten. He’s established his own company, CarrotCorp, has made two iOS apps that are currently in the App Store and is now a MakerBot operator! (via Remember Thomas Suarez from #TEDx? See What He’s Up to Now)

Posted at 2:51am and tagged with: tech, technology, innovation, applications, demographics,.

Paul Higgins: This is fantastic. The parts that are the technology equivalent of Daddy Dancing crack me up

laughingsquid:

How To Talk to Your Parents About Spotify

Posted at 7:03am and tagged with: tech, technology, demographics, just because,.

Author Bill Dicksion On Telling True Stories of the West


Paul Higgins - Inspiring!!

"Bill Dicksion is 87-years-young, and the author of seven novels. He stands as an inspiration for anyone wanting to become an independent author. He’s been with Smashwords for almost two years, and his sales have been growing each quarter as readers discover his books (when we see strong organic growth like this, we know we’re looking at a future bestseller).  He and his wife, Millie, live in Hawaii, where he is hard at work on more books about the American West."


Full Story: Smashwords

Posted at 12:00pm and tagged with: ebooks, demographics, technology, tech, publishing,.

Author Bill Dicksion On Telling True Stories of the West

Paul Higgins - Inspiring!!


"Bill Dicksion is 87-years-young, and the author of seven novels. He stands as an inspiration for anyone wanting to become an independent author. He’s been with Smashwords for almost two years, and his sales have been growing each quarter as readers discover his books (when we see strong organic growth like this, we know we’re looking at a future bestseller).  He and his wife, Millie, live in Hawaii, where he is hard at work on more books about the American West."

Full Story: Smashwords
94% of adults with post-graduate degrees are online, but 57% of those without high school diplomas remain offline.

thedailyfeed:

We just read this article on All Things D citing some seriously interesting stats. Turns out 34% of U.S. teens have an iPhone and 40% of those who don’t are expecting to buy one in the next six months.

We’re curious: What does the iPhone Generation look like? Are YOU in it? If so, snap a picture of yourself with your iPhone and post it on our Facebook wall for a chance to be published in The Daily.

Posted at 6:04pm and tagged with: tech, technology, demographics, trends, smartphones,.

thedailyfeed:

We just read this article on All Things D citing some seriously interesting stats. Turns out 34% of U.S. teens have an iPhone and 40% of those who don’t are expecting to buy one in the next six months.
We’re curious: What does the iPhone Generation look like? Are YOU in it? If so, snap a picture of yourself with your iPhone and post it on our Facebook wall for a chance to be published in The Daily.

futuramb:

BBC News - Third of UK babies ‘will live to 100’

In 2012 there are 826,000 babies aged under one year. Although more are boys - 423,000 compared to 403,000 girls - the survival odds are greater for females. Women have higher life expectancies than men at every age.

Of those born in 2012, 135,000 men and 156,000 women are expected to still be alive by age 100.

The report - What are the Chances of Surviving to Age 100? - comes as ministers have pledged to double funding for dementia research in the UK.

If this holds true over time it will continue to have all sorts of implications. Everything from the economic situation for both society and individuals to different values and ways to think of life and life stages. Is e g the promise of a longer life having an effect on how we relate to our institutions and infrastructures which originally was created to create longer term stability than what any individual could oversee, but which today seems to have a shorter term perspective than what any individual can afford to have. Especially when promised to live until 100…

Posted at 6:08pm and tagged with: population, demographics, forecasts,.

futuramb:

BBC News - Third of UK babies ‘will live to 100’

In 2012 there are 826,000 babies aged under one year. Although more are boys - 423,000 compared to 403,000 girls - the survival odds are greater for females. Women have higher life expectancies than men at every age.
Of those born in 2012, 135,000 men and 156,000 women are expected to still be alive by age 100.
The report - What are the Chances of Surviving to Age 100? - comes as ministers have pledged to double funding for dementia research in the UK.

If this holds true over time it will continue to have all sorts of implications. Everything from the economic situation for both society and individuals to different values and ways to think of life and life stages. Is e g the promise of a longer life having an effect on how we relate to our institutions and infrastructures which originally was created to create longer term stability than what any individual could oversee, but which today seems to have a shorter term perspective than what any individual can afford to have. Especially when promised to live until 100…

Posted at 5:54am and tagged with: demographics, economic, politics, USA,.

There is a young America and there is an old America, and they don’t form a community of interest. One takes from the other. The federal government spends $480 billion on Medicare and $68 billion on education. Prescription drugs: $62 billion. Head Start: $8 billion. Across the board, the money flows not to helping the young grow up, but helping the old die comfortably. According to a 2009 Brookings Institution study, “The United States spends 2.4 times as much on the elderly as on children, measured on a per capita basis, with the ratio rising to 7 to 1 if looking just at the federal budget.”

India Plans To Create 12 Times The Number Of Colleges As The U.S. By 2020

After 20 years of economic reforms, India is emerging into a new prosperity thanks to progressive polices and globalization, which has reduced poverty and helped its middle class thrive. But now, the country faces a seemingly insurmountable task: educate a generation of workers over the next decade to compete in a global workforce. So how big is the problem? Try 100 million young people entering the workforce between now and 2020


Full Story: Singularity Hub

Posted at 5:54am and tagged with: education, India, demographics,.

India Plans To Create 12 Times The Number Of Colleges As The U.S. By 2020


After 20 years of economic reforms, India is emerging into a new prosperity thanks to progressive polices and globalization, which has reduced poverty and helped its middle class thrive. But now, the country faces a seemingly insurmountable task: educate a generation of workers over the next decade to compete in a global workforce. So how big is the problem? Try 100 million young people entering the workforce between now and 2020

Full Story: Singularity Hub