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Introducing the Futurist Hall of Fame

Introducing the Futurist Hall of Fame

Over the coming months the DaVinci Institute will be unveiling the world’s first Futurist Hall of Fame.As with other “hall of fame” efforts, this one will be dedicated to drawing attention to those who have contributed the most to our thinking about the future.To be...
The Perfection Quandary

The Perfection Quandary

I often wake up in the middle of the night with a big idea, something I’ve dubbed the grand epiphany. But as it turns out, very few actually fit into the “grand” category. Whenever they do, big ideas carries with them a heavy responsibility, the responsibility of...
Our Emerging Superhero Culture

Our Emerging Superhero Culture

When my oldest son Darby was 8 years old, he looked at his 3-year old sister, Shandra, and pointedly said, “She’s worthless! She couldn’t save anyone!” I was always amazed at this line of thinking because somewhere in his mind our primary reason for living was to save...

The Great Mannequin Vs. Fashion Model Showdown

If it weren’t for their glowing eyes, I would have sworn they were live fashion models dancing in the store window. Moving smoothly to match the music playing in the background, each of the seven perfectly proportioned mannequins swayed to a carefully choreographed...
Betting on Your Future Self

Betting on Your Future Self

Betting on Your Future Self Every day we wake up different. Moment by moment, our lives are changing. Much like a strobe light with flashes of memories jumping through our minds we randomly recall where we’ve been. It happens something like this: …and then I woke up...
The Search Command Center

The Search Command Center

The Search Command Center The Library of the Future Series:Part 2 – The Search Command CenterAs a child, it was embarrassing to ask for help. I didn’t want people to think I was the “dumb student”, and I especially didn’t want to be the one asking dumb questions...