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Imagination Beyond the Constraint of the Past

To generate a future for a thriving humanity will take a critical mass of us imagining realities that stretch far beyond what we know from the past.  So, how do we go about that? Let’s start with an understanding of the past and the future.  It may seem obvious that both the past and the...
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A Thriving Future is an Infinite Game

In his 1986 book, “Finite and Infinite Games” James Carse speaks about the two kinds of games.  At the simplest level, a finite game is played for the purpose of winning and an infinite game is played for the purpose of continuing the game.   So what does all that have to do with a thriving...
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Solarpunks are Generative Futurists

There’a a lot of visions of the future expressed in books and films in which there is a dystopian future with a blighted environment, over crowded cities all ruled by mega-corporations.  Think Blade Runner, or Ready Player One.  The bracing fact about all this is that we can see elements of this dystopian imagining of...
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