Looking to the Future: the United States in 2050
Fall, 2014 ~  St. James Place ~ Teacher: Jim Bolner, Sr.
Thursdays: September 18 and 25; October 2, 9, 16, and 23


I. The United States' History as a Guide to Its Future 
The Rule of Law
Pragmatism and Individualism
Hostility Toward Government

II. Demographics and Political Life: the Anglo-Saxon Factor
     The Immigrants and Political Institutions of the Future
     Demographic Change

III. Technology and Communication
    The Gift of Technology
    The Curse of Technology
    Technology of the Future

IV. Economics
Wealth Distribution and Inequality
Wealth and Inequality in the Future

V. Education
The Future of Education
Education, Wealth, and Technology
Education and Politics of the Future        

VI. Medicine and Health
     Medicine and Technology
Medicine, Health, and Wealth
   Global Medicine

VII. Social Justice
Social Justice and Globalism
Social Justice and Wealth Distribution



Google Search Results for "The United States 2050"

United Nations Development Goals - from the United Nations

Map images of the U.S. in 2050 - *

TED Radio Hour - Fricay, October 10, 2014 - Predicting the Future

Understanding Space-Time

Theoretical Physics - Origin of Space and Time 

The Changing Demographic Profile of the United States - Congressional Research Service

Most Americans Have a Gloomy Outlook for Life in 2050

PEW Research Center - 10 Projections for the Global Population in 2050 - *

America 2050: Here's How the Country Will Look Three Decades From Now - *

Wikipedia Article on 2050

Joel Kotkin - The Next 100 Million -- Book Reviews
Joel Kotkin, The Next 100 Million - Google Books excerpt

The United States in 2050: harting a New Vision and Future Together- Center for American Progress

 2050 - And mmortality Is Within Our Grasp - from The Guardian

FutureTimeline.Net - 2050-59 Timeline Contents - *

The Age of Smart Machines - from The Economist

The Futurist - "A Magqzine of Forecasts, Trends, and Ideas About the Future"

Chris Hedges, The Empire of Illusion (2009) - A Google Books excerpts

Ray Kurzweil's Website

Critique of Pikkety - May 28, 2014

Ray Kurzweil Looks Into the Future (from the Wall Street Journal

2050 - and Immortality Is Within Your Grasp - from The Guardian

Modern Myths: Utopias - from Flagship.com

FutureTimeline.net - (How the world will be in 2050...)
The World in 2049
2060-2069 Timeline Contents

What the World Will Look Like By 2050 - from Time Magazine

Global Foresight.org - A Community Working to Advance Global Foresight Culture

10 Ways 3D Printing Could Change the World - from How Stuff Works

Economist Milton Ezrati Outlines The Next 30 Years for the U.S. - NPR - Fresh Air - June 12, 2014

The Future of Everything - from The Wall Street Journal -  July, 2014
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Orgami Inspires Rise of Self-Folding Robot - The New York Times, August 7, 2014

Alan S. Binder, The Supply-Side Case for Government Redistribution, The Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2014

Drew Desilver, As Machines Take on More Human Work, What's Left for Us, from the Pew Research Center, August 17, 2014

Rolfe Winkler, As Google Builds Out Own Content, Some Advertisers Feel Pushed Aside, The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2014

Plants Talk! - from Science Friday - August 15, 2014 [Audio] - Also: Here 

William A. Galston,  Shared Prosperity Is a Moral Imperative - from The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2014

Lawrence R. Samuel, A Brief History of the Future (2009) (excerpts from Google Books)

Alvin Toffler, Future Shock (1971) (excerpt from Google Books)

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Drug Use Among Racial/Ethnic Minorities (1995) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(Excerpt from Google Books)

Laurence C. Smith, The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Norther Future (2009) (excerpt from Google Books)

Muslim Demmographics - 2014

Martin Rees, Can We Prevent the End of the World -TED Talk, August 30, 2014

Ray Kurzweil, Get Ready for Hybrid Thinking , TED Talk (2014)

Futurism - the Art Movement

UN World Population Projections to 2300

Population Projections - from the U.S. Census Bureau

Center for Popular Economics - A Liberal Website

Singularity University

The Billionaires - Book by Donald West - Book Review in The Wall Street Journal - September 19, 2014
The Billionaires - More about the book and the author

Cadell Last, "Are We Evolving Into a New Type of Human? - (2014)

 David Brin, The Transparent Society - Google Books excerpt

The Rise of the Drones - January, 2013 -  NOVA - PBS

United States and World Population Clock - from the Census Bureau

Hispanic Heritage Month - Statistics Relating to Hispanic Population of the United States - from the Census Bureau

Ezekiel J. Emanuel,  "Why I Hope to Die at 75" - from The Atantic - September, 2014

Greg Esterbrook, "What Happens When We All Live to 100?" - from The Atlantic - September 2014

World Population Projections - *

Mixed Race Population Data - 2010 Census

Interview With Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators - from Fresh Air (PBS)

Aleana Graedon, The Word Exchange - Google Books excerpt

G. William Dumhoff, "Who Rules America? -

Cars of the Future - from CNN

The Global Brain Institute

TED Talks Dealing With the Future 

UN Development Goals and Beyond 2015

"In Hopes of Fixing Faulty Genes, Oen Scientist Starts With the Basics" - NPR, October 13, 2014 With The Basics

"The War on Leaks" - CBS 60 Minutes, October 12, 2014

"FBI Director on Privacy, Electronic Surveillance" - CBS 60 Minutes, October 12, 2014

BRICS - from Wikipedia

 Top 10 MOOCs - from BDPA Detroit

Google Glass

What Is  Single-Payer Health Care - from health-care-now.org

The History of Our World in 18 Minutes - David Christian - a  TED Talk (2011)



The Syllabus of Errors - Pope Pius IX (1861)