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Thank You for Your Patience!

  Due to COVID-19, and a resulting need to reinvent the Institute, we suspended our weekly columns for a few months.   In January we produced our first symposium. Titled “An Educated Person in 2035” it was a major success in that more than 225 people attended at the beautiful Neel Performing Arts Center on […]

 

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Membership Changes to The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank

This is to update you on the big changes that The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank have made since March. We think we have taken a potential risk to the existence of the Institute and converted it into a truly positive new direction.   The fundamental structure of the Institute had been […]

 

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The Four Overarching Dynamics of the 2020s

There are a number of trends and forces that will manifest in the 2020s. These are all important and will be subjects of subsequent columns. Many of these trends  reside within these four overarching dynamics of the decade:   The Age of Climate Change The Age of Intelligence The Reinvention of Capitalism and Democracy A […]

 

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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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