Magazine article The Futurist

WorldFuture 2010: Sustainable Futures, Strategies, and Technologies: The Annual Conference of the World Future Society July 8-10, 2010 Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel Boston, Massachusetts

Magazine article The Futurist

WorldFuture 2010: Sustainable Futures, Strategies, and Technologies: The Annual Conference of the World Future Society July 8-10, 2010 Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel Boston, Massachusetts

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Do you believe we're in a time of change? The average American student will have held 12 jobs by the age of 38. China will be the world's largest economy, and could be the world's largest English-speaking nation, by 2030. The number of Google searches performed per month has doubled to 7 billion since just 2006.

Change is coming. Are you ready?

At WorldFuture 2010, the annual conference of the World Future Society, you'll have the opportunity to interact with individuals on the forefront of the cultural, economic, and technological trends that are sweeping the globe and shaping our future.

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Some of the speakers already confirmed include:

Raymond Kurzweil, inventor, futurist, author of the international bestseller The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.

Janna Quitney Anderson, director, Imagining the Internet Center, Elon University.

Kevin Fickenscher, executive vice president, International Healthcare, PerotSystems Corporation, London, United Kingdom; formerly chief medical officer at WebMD.

Michael Rogers, author, journalist, and futurist; formerly, Futurist-in-Residence, The New York Times.

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Lee Rainie, director, Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Stephen Thaler, president and CEO, Imagination Engines.

Barry Wellman, director, NetLab, University of Toronto.

WorldFuture 2010: Sustainable Futures, Strategies, and Technologies will examine exciting new technologies now emerging in fields such as information science, genetics, and medicine, as well as practical strategies you can use to make important decisions in both your work and private life.

No other meeting attracts such a broad array of leaders and experts from as many fields and nations to share ideas and forecasts and to establish networks of common concern. …

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