Archive for the ‘Foreknowledge’ Category

THERE’S NO BETTER “STATE OF THE LEAP!” REPORT THAN THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT’S “STATE OF THE FUTURE” DOCUMENT

The Project’s latest dispatch—for 2012—from the front lines of the human experiment provides a plethora of good news and bad news. The good news equates to this: “The world is improving better than most pessimists know.” And the bad news? “Future dangers are worse than most optimists indicate.”
The document argues that “the world is getting [...]

INCOMING ON THE LEAP!  RADAR SCOPE:
IS HOW WE GENERATE
FOREKNOWLEDGE ABOUT TO CHANGE?

In my new book, LEAP!, I talk in Chapter 7 about keeping close watch on the “adjacent possible.” The term and the idea are borrowed from Stuart Kauffman, the American complex systems researcher.
Kauffman’s idea is that (in LEAP! terms) it is easier to make the LEAP! successfully if your surroundings are ready for it (and [...]