For generations, humanity stared at the vastness of the oceans and wondered, "What if?" Today, having explored the curves of the Earth, we now stare at endless stars and wonder, "What if?" Our technology has brought us to the make-or-break moment in human history. We can either grow complacent, and go extinct like the dinosaurs, or spread throughout the cosmos, as Carl Sagan dreamed of. What if your toothbrush becomes smarter than you? What happens to your business, your country, your planet and yourself? What if your car doesn't need a driver anymore? What if we don't need to age and die? What if machines are smarter than us? What if, instead of fear of the future - you see opportunity, instead of an end - you see a beginning, instead of loss - you see profit, and instead of death - you see life? What if you and your organization get future-primed? For many years Nikola Danaylov has been interviewing the future and motivating people all over the world to embrace rather than fear it. "Conversations with the Future" was born from those interviews and Nik's unceasing need to explore "What If" with some of the most forward thinking visionaries in the world today.
Are we prepared for the 21st century? There is room for doubt. The future seems increasingly uncertain, hard to decipher, ambiguous in its very indeterminism, sometime frankly illegible. If it is impossible to predict the future, one can at least help to shape it. To respond in a timely manner to the challenges of the 21st century, one must start by posing the right questions so as to identify possible solutions, if any, before it is too late. This is precisely the role of future-oriented studies and forward thinking as represented in this volume. Originating as it does in a UNESCO series of encounters and exchanges between scientists, intellectuals, artists, decision-makers, and leading personalities from public life, it offers a forum for an open debate, in the spirit of a newethic of discussion, on a wide range of problems, challenges and solutions from a variety of perspectives. In short what this volume strives to achieve is to contribute to anethic of the future.
Author: Leslie Moller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-12-16
Learning and Instructional Technologies for the 21st Century gathers research which identify models and approaches to improve learning through the inclusion of technology. These papers, from leading researchers and thinkers in instructional technology, begin by refuting the idea that education can be improved through more or better technology. Instead, the contributors emphasize specific, research-based ideas, which re-evaluate learning, reorganize schools, redirect technology, and provide instruction. Acknowledging the critical role of technology, these contributions explore technology's main advantage--its ability to enable advanced learning designs and emerging paradigms as well as to evolve learning interactions. While each paper explores a specific aspect of the role of technology, the collection shares this common theme. Without sufficient consideration to the process of learning and its many facets, technological availability alone will not provide a sustained impact on the educational process. Originating from the first AECT Research Symposium, Learning and Instructional Technologies for the 21st Century will be of interest to researchers and practitioners alike.
Author: Elaine Sanchez
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Authored by cataloging librarians, educators, and information system experts, this book of essays addresses ideas and methods for tackling the modern challenges of cataloging and metadata practices. * Contains essays authored by experienced, passionate, and articulate catalogers, metadata librarians, and other experts * Includes original research survey results on librarians' views regarding current topics such as RDA, AACR2, FRBR, the use of upstream data, and cataloging on the Semantic Web * Contains an introductory timeline and history of cataloging and metadata from ancient to present times * Provides a chronological bibliography of selected works related to cataloging and libraries through 1800 and a more complete bibliography of related works * Includes a foreword and afterword by three internationally known and respected cataloging figures, Michael Gorman, Dr. Sheila S. Intner, and Dr. Susan S. Lazinger
More than thirty distinguished contributors share their thoughts, beliefs, and concrete suggestions on how to create a brighter, more enriching America in the twenty-first century, covering such topics as health, the environment, education, politics, and technology in essays by Gloria Steinem, Thomas Moore, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Deepak Chopra, and other notables. 100,000 first printing.
Author: M. Lindgren
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Business & Economics
Explores the changing business landscape of the 21st century and what it means for organizations. The author presents a new model for how to think about and handle the complex world of business from a managerial and innovative perspective with tips and tools for motivating and engaging your organization, clients and customers.
Author: Khine, Myint Swe
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2013-01-31
Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning examines the challenges involved in the development of modern curriculum models, teaching strategies, and assessments in science education in order to prepare future students in the 21st century economies. This comprehensive collection of research brings together science educators, researchers and administrators interested in enhancing the teaching and learning of next generation science.
Author: Stefan Thurner
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 2016-11-11
Coping with the complexities of the social world in the 21st century requires deeper quantitative and predictive understanding. Forty-three internationally acclaimed scientists and thinkers share their vision for complexity science in the next decade in this invaluable book. Topics cover how complexity and big data science could help society to tackle the great challenges ahead, and how the newly established Complexity Science Hub Vienna might be a facilitator on this path.
Author: Jennifer Stone Gonzalez
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 1998
A practical, no-nonsense roadmap for people who want to champion Intranet development within their organizations, this book works from the premise that a successful Intranet is one that becomes essential to the way a company does business. The CD-ROM contains a demo version of Wisdom Link's Intranet-based groupware application and a collection of worksheets, templates, and project management flowcharts.
This book demonstrates the power of writing in informal and formal organizations in the past and the present. It shows how writing, despite long lasting criticisms that can be traced back to Plato, and in spite of its frequent definition as a mere recording medium is in fact a creative mode of communication that supports the expression of emotions, the developing knowledge, and the building of strong communities among faraway individuals. The first part of the book illustrates how this has been true historically. The focus on writing as a fundamental mode of communication – the other being speech or the oral mode – is still important in our technology-infused world, where writing seems to have been reduced to short cryptic text messages or tweets. Precisely because of their heavy reliance on technology, current practices are in need of a deeper understanding that focus on deep as opposed to surface features and unveil the four essential mechanisms – objectification, reflecting, specifying, and addressing – that give writing its creative powers. In the second part of the book, we use contemporary case studies and interviews to illustrate how shifting our focus from the media to the mode of communication and focusing on the mechanisms of writing allows us to go beyond current debates about the capabilities of various communication media and to understand better today's communicative practices. This book is an attempt to unveil the powers of writing as well as to highlight the implications for organizations of the potential loss of these powers in today's world where writing-based distributed collaborations, interpersonal relationships, and online communities are key sources of innovation and support for individuals and organizations.
Featuring 30 intimate, in-depth conversations - with 20 exciting new voices at the leading edge of evolving herbalism, plus an additional 10 extended, often updated interviews with the most influential of herbal icons: Kenneth Proefrock - Dara Saville - Guido Masé - Larken Bunce - Sean Donahue - Marija Helt Jesse Wolf Hardin - Kiva Rose Hardin - Shawn Donnille - Kat MacKinnon - Amber Magnolia Hill - Mélanie Pulla - Rae Swersey - Janet Kent & Jen Stovall - Juanita Nelson - Tiffany Freeman - Missy Rohs - Phyllis Hogan - Angie True - Ginger Webb - Laura Ash - Rosemary Gladstar - David Hoffman - Susun Weed - Matthew Wood - Phyllis Light - Phyllis Hogan - Paul Bergner - Juliet Blankespoor - Jim McDonald - Julie Caldwell Read the stories of plant healers, herbal clinicians, plant geeks, boundary shifting activists, gardeners, botanists, medicine makers, folklorists, mystics, kitchen witches, and activists... and be inspired on your own personal path of healing and practice. Even if you have been a clinician for decades, you can draw from these pages new insights, ideas and information that may benefit your work. And even if you have limited herbal experience - or have no interest in growing, gathering, studying or administering medicinal plants yourself - you may still find that this book helps to awaken, deepen or propel your own personal life's purpose. "What a gift not only to me but the world. Really, Jesse Wolf, you've done it once again created something so masterful and powerful for the rest of us to savor and enjoy and treasure. This book is a true jewel to be treasured for, who knows, perhaps generations? Though I have read many interviews with various people over time, these were so thoughtfully and thoroughly done. I was amazed at the questions you posed to each of us, allowing us to ramble, but not ramble too much, inviting us to self reflect and to dig deep. I also appreciate the eclectic nature of the interviews, reading those of old favorites and also being introduced to people I don't know. I am absolutely impressed by each person's depth of insight, connection to the plants, and their deep commitment to being of service not only to the green nations but to humanity. It is just awesome, inspiring, and uplifting!" -Rosemary Gladstar Some of the topic covered herein: -Herbalist's personal lives & livelihoods, secrets, tools & tips -Previously unshared stories about these herbalists' childhoods, education, experiences, perspectives, loves, peeves, and hopes... candid, vulnerable & unscripted! -Underutilized herbs, and little known uses for commonly known plants -Constitutional models, energetics, diagnostic methods, case study examples, treatment protocols -Herbal healing traditions -What herbal students need to know, and how to effectively teach -Talking with plants, shamanic herbs, entheogens, & the wounded healer -How to start and run a successful herbal business or practice -Critical thinking, assessments, and clinician/client skills -The cultivation of herbs, foraging & wildcrafting, plant conservation, invasives, & sense of place -Approaches to registration, certification, regulation and licensing -Herbal justice and activism, neurodiversity and transgender herbalism -Inspiring and encouraging personal advice to herbalists and others -Diverse visions of herbalism and its future, and how to best get there
Author: Linda Nelson
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Home economics
Includes the full text of the keynote addresses and plenary sessions, the abstracts and summaries of the small group discussion sessions, abstracts of the poster presentations, the program outline, and a list of participants.