Our City Online

future

NEXT: Is There a Future for Democracy?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Is There a Future for Democracy?

The headline from the New York Times reads “How Stable Are Democracies? Warning Signs Are Flashing Red.” The Times was reporting about a study that will appear in the Journal of Democracy, and the conclusion of the authors looks particularly bleak. Yascha Mounk and Roberto Stefan Foa were looking at data from the longitudinal World […]

2 Comments

NEXT: The Future of Sleep

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Sleep

The Seattle Seahawks currently sit at 4-2-1, atop the NFC West standings. I wonder if part of the reason might be because the Seahawks get plenty of sleep. As a way to gain a competitive advantage, the Seahawks training staff has been tracking the players’ sleep habits, insisting that they get eight to nine hours […]

No Comments

NEXT: The Future of Location-Aware Technology

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Location-Aware Technology

My son and I were hiking in Highbanks early in August. The first thing I noticed is that we could not find a parking spot. It was 10:00 a.m. on a weekday, and so I had assumed there would be few people at the park. But when we arrived, we had to drive to the […]

No Comments

What Makes Columbus Work?

Walker Evans Walker Evans What Makes Columbus Work?

Three local leaders took the stage this morning at the CEOs for Cities National Meeting, currently being held here in Columbus, to briefly discuss what makes Columbus work. In short, it’s all about collaboration. “The beginning of the Columbus Partnership created an environment for people to build relationships with each other — from there, a […]

1 Comment

NEXT: Blockchain Democracy

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Blockchain Democracy

Bitcoin is now being accepted by over 100,000 merchants, and could very well represent the future of all currency. What makes Bitcoin so disruptive is not only that it is digital, but that it is a currency whose value is established by the users of the currency, not by any national government. Indeed, there is […]

No Comments

NEXT: The Future of Consumption is Circular

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Future of Consumption is Circular

On August 18, the Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be held at Launch Labs (2649 North High Street) at 6:30 PM, where we will explore possible futures of the “circular economy,” including role playing scenarios of life in a circular economy. Please join us! In nature, there is no such thing as “waste.” After it […]

No Comments

NEXT: The Return of the Luddites

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Return of the Luddites

It has been a while since we’ve seen any real Luddites. I know we often use the term a lot today, but I don’t think we use it properly. Anyone who professes not to like technology, or who doesn’t seem to have the latest upgrade, or who is an old timer and pines for the […]

No Comments

features categories