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The Phases of COVID-19 and the New Normal It Can Bring

Starting in 2019, the world moved from the Pre-Covid-19 period into the Covid-19 period.  Everywhere clusters of people were becoming infected with Covid-19 and many deaths were occurring. Countries did their best to control the pandemic by urging their people to wear a mask, wash their hands frequently, avoid touching their faces and  keeping at […]

 

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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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Seven Nightmares and Three Alternative Policies for Moderating Them

              In thinking about mankind’s future, one can be either an optimist or a pessimist.   Let’s start with an optimistic mindset.  Taking a long view of mankind’s history, humans have moved far beyond the Neanderthal stage and today homo sapiens are the dominant human species. Humans have passed through the hunter/gatherer stage, the […]

 

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Saturday April 25 – Save the Date!

On Saturday April 25, The Sarasota Institute will present two one-hour virtual symposiums.   These are a part of the virtual mini-symposiums we are producing that view some of our 10 topics through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We at the Institute think that this pandemic will have significant short, mid and long-term effects […]

 

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The Consumer in the Age of Coronavirus

  The Sarasota Institute is focusing on how COVID-19 may affect some of the 10 categories listed across the top of this web site.  We are having virtual mini-symposiums on several of these during April and May.  In addition, we are publishing thought pieces taking looks into the future.   Here is a column about […]

 

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New Updates to our Website!

Once you go to our web site https://sarasotainstitute.global/ then please click on the tab Videos and Podcasts. You will see a drop-down menu: Symposiums, Podcasts, Media. All three of these pages now have great content to view and listen.   On the Symposiums page we have videos from both our symposiums at the Neel Performing […]

 

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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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Will COVID-19 Help Us Deal with Our Climate Crisis?

I think so. Look how quickly society has changed over the last two weeks. What would it look like if the world responded to our climate crisis with a similar sense of urgency?   We have a big problem – and it’s not the pandemic or our climate crisis. Those are symptoms. It’s how we […]

 

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A Leap Year Look at Climate Change

The climate crisis symposium presented by The Sarasota Institute, a 21st Century Think Tank is now available to view at your convenience.  The full symposium was live streamed to the world all day 2/29/20 and the edited down version can now be viewed here   The event, named “A Leap Year Look at Climate Change” […]

 

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A Leap Year Look at Climate Change

This coming Saturday February 29, 2020 The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank will be presenting our next symposium. “ A Leap Year Look at Climate Change”. It will be nothing less than a completely new climate crisis conference.   In the morning we will present the developing catastrophe globally, have a panel […]

 

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