When Hollywood producers need to get the future right, they call a futurist

Sep 13, 2018
Hulu releases "The First" tomorrow, a series set in the 2030s about the first human mission to Mars.
Hulu's "The First" imagines what the first mission to Mars might be like.
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Then and now: Syrian refugees reflect on their lives

Sep 5, 2018
They found new homes in Turkey, along with frustration, resignation and hope.
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What "Demolition Man" got right about the future

Sep 3, 2018
Autonomous vehicles, tablets, video conferencing — the 1993 flick made some good calls.
Taco Bell celebrated the return of nacho fries and the "Demolition Man" 25th anniversary with a futuristic dining experience at Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California.
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Can science fiction predict our economic future?

Apr 12, 2018
Companies take a deep dive into the stacks of a sci-fi library to find out how we might react to new tech.
Fantastic Library founder Thomas Le Blanc has built a sci-fi and fantasy collection of more than 280,000 titles over the past three decades.
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DACA students are not yet living the dream

Mar 23, 2018
The $1.3 trillion spending bill doesn't include a permanent solution for people brought into the country illegally when they were children.
Dozens of immigration advocates and supporters attend a rally outside of Trump Tower along Fifth Avenue in August  in New York City.
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Predicting the technology of the future for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles

Nov 20, 2017
Some of the tech that will be used in Los Angeles may not have even been invented yet.
 A general view of the Olympic Rings in front of the Bolshoy Ice Dome prior to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in the Olympic Park Coastal Cluster on February 1, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
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What's the future of 'the American dream'?

Aug 22, 2016
When it comes to shaping the country's future, it's important to ask what we're aiming for.
Futurist Brian David Johnson argues that rethinking the future can actually lead to change.
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Meet Sweden's Secretary of the Future

May 10, 2016
Kristina Persson says to prepare for the future, first we have to start by talking about it.
Kristina Persson focuses on Sweden's future. 
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Robots, data, and the industries of the future

Mar 2, 2016
Soon, you may have your own personal C-3PO

Marketplace asks: Are you better off now than 4 years ago?

Oct 2, 2015
How do you define economic progress in your own life?