Checking in on the Future

Slide1Phil and Stephen check in on some positive future-related stories that we’ve been tracking for a while now.

Good News, Despite What You’ve Heard

Just since 1990, more than 100 million children’s lives have been saved through vaccinations and improved nutrition and medical care.

Every day, another 250,000 people graduate from extreme poverty, according to World Bank figures.

Fusion Energy on Grid by 2030, Says MIT Scientist

“I think fusion energy on the grid by 2030 is certainly within reach by this point,” Marmar said. “2030 is probably aggressive, but I don’t think it’s wildly out of range.”

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

The drug in question, metformin, costs about five cents a pill.

Metformin-takers tended to be healthier in all sorts of ways. They lived longer and had fewer cardiovascular events, and in at least some studies they were less likely to suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s.


Planet of the Apes — Whatever Happened to the Fun Apocalypse?

Grail games — You got to know when to hold ‘em and know when to…sell ‘em for a big pile of money.

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Phil Bowermaster is a nationally recognized author and speaker. He has more than 25 years experience writing about emerging technologies and the future. As co-host of the popular Internet radio series, The World Transformed, Phil has talked with leading scientists and technologists, best-selling authors, philosophers, filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs and others who are shaping our understanding of the amazing era of transformation in which we live. Phil helps leaders and their organizations develop strategies for managing accelerating change. He shows how imagination, optimism, empathy, and humor can make all the difference in both understanding and making the most of the powerful currents of change we face.