Futures Links

  • TED Talks - Ideas Worth Spreading
    (from their site) Every week on TED.com, we post at least two new talks, bringing inspiration, innovation and fresh perspectives on the world. The talks include highlights from recent TED Conferences, as well as gems from our archive (dating back to 2002) that are still captivating and relevant today.
  • The GooglePlex
    In addition to helping distribute content from across the world, Google would like to share videos featuring our company. The videos on this page give you an overview of our culture, products and business. Whether it's a scientist discussing their latest work or one of our campus events, we hope to provide a sample of great conversations and presentations. Over time we'll continue to add more videos "From the Googleplex."
  • Edge
    The Edge Foundation, Inc., was established in 1988 as an outgrowth of a group known as The Reality Club. Its informal membership includes of some of the most interesting minds in the world.
  • Salt
    Is an audio lecture series given by the “Long Now Foundation.”
  • WGBH Forums
    Public Television station WGBH-Boston has a large number of video and audio lectures given at various places around Boston. These are not repeat TV shows but a separate endeavor of the public TV station.
  • Prelinger Archives
    This is a vast repository of mostly public domain films on a great many subjects.
  • Alan November’s pod cast
    Alan November (yes, like the month) is an educational consultant that has an audio Podcast on subjects about education. Link
  • Max More's Website
    Max More's ideas are very influential among other "big thinkers," who in turn are influence leaders themselves. Max's writings represent well grounded science futurism, and reflect a sophisticated understanding of technology trends.
  • Nick Bostrom's Website
    "...the unifying theme is big picture questions for humanity. Some of these questions are about ethics and values. Others have to do with methodology and how we make predictions or deal with uncertainty."
  • Chip Industry's Guiding Law Turns 40, but Not Over the Hill -- Yet
    The technology industry celebrates one of its most popular axioms, and looks towards an ever-approaching future where it will no longer apply.
  • Sadagopan's Weblog on Emerging Technologies, Thoughts, Ideas, Trends and Cyberworld
    Ideas, Opinions, Trends, Markets, Thoughts, Technologies, Outsourcing ,Cyberworld India and things that can make a difference to our lives and shape the future.
  • Institute for Global Futures
    The Institute for Global Futures is a San Francisco based think tank that forecasts innovations and trends. IGF provides keynote presentations, research services, and strategy consulting to the Fortune 1000, associations and governments. 
  • The Aspen Institute
    The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue...the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values.