Global Policy

#forkintheroadproject

Members- As you might have assumed, members of the Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank are actively involved in writing and speaking about the future.  As one of the Co-Founders – and the Managing Director- I have committed myself through the Institute and elsewhere to be active  to help shape our collective future […]

 

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Utopia or Oblivion?

“Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment… Humanity is in a final exam as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in the Universe.” – R. Buckminster Fuller, Utopia or Oblivion       Fuller wrote this back in 1969, an incredibly […]

 

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The Collapse of Legacy Thinking

  The collapse of legacy thinking is one of the underlying reasons for all the disruption and transformations of the 2020s.  It is one of the reasons that the Co-Founders of The Sarasota Institute, Phil Kotler, Jason Voss and I felt it necessary to create a purely 21st century endeavor.  The thinking and resultant realities […]

 

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A Depression / A Beginning

The near-term future is catastrophic and depressing. The longer term is potentially transformative and uplifting… if we fully understand the possibilities and needs of this decade. As a futurist, I pride myself on the accuracy of my forecasts. When they have not been pinpoint accurate, they are usually directionally correct. That is my intention here, […]

 

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COVID-19 and the U.S.: Short-term Probabilities and Long-Term Possibilities

[Preamble – As a futurist my mind is exploding with all the possible long-term disruptions inherent in the global COVID-19 reality. In addition, I have supplemented my 200+ inbound emails, content aggregators, research newsletters with some information provided to me by friends who are connected at the highest level of health executives nationwide.]   Short-term […]

 

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Whitepaper #1, The Big Issues

We are pleased to announce the publication of The Sarasota Institute’s Whitepaper #1, The Big Issues. It covers all 10 of the topics we believe are crucial for understanding and shaping the century. Here are some questions that we discuss within: When was the last time you heard anything radical about how to reform democracy? Do […]

 

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