The following list, compiled with the help of my team member Vanessa Cartwright, provides a brief profile of 143 [up from 78 in the original list] fabulous female futurists. It is tricky defining a futurist, so while we have largely selected those who describe themselves as working in this space, we have also included others whose work is largely that of exploring the future. We have limited this list to those who have a significant profile and impact, but I’m sure we have missed some who should be included.
Ross Dawson is globally recognized as a leading futurist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, strategy advisor, and bestselling author.
He is Founding Chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies group of companies, which includes international consulting and ventures firm Advanced Human Technologies, futures think-tank Future Exploration Network, leading events company The Insight Exchange, and three more companies being developed in stealth mode.
Jefferey Jaxen is an independant journalist, writer, and researcher. Focusing on personal empowerment and alternative health, his work reveals a sharp eye to capture the moment in these rapidly changing times. You can find his latest research, information, and personal writings at the following websites: www.jeffereyjaxen.com Contact him directly at http://www.jeffereyjaxen.com/
Internationally known as a dynamic speaker, Dr. Sahtouris is an evolution biologist, futurist, professor, author and consultant on Living Systems Design. She shows the relevance of biological systems to organizational design in business, government and globalisation. She holds the World Business Academy’s Elisabet Sahtouris Chair in Living Economies, is an advisor to EthicalMarkets.com and the Masters in Business program at Schumacher College, also affiliated with the Bainbridge Graduate Institute’s MBA program for sustainable business. Dr. Sahtouris has convened two International Symposia on the Foundations of Science and written about integral cosmologies. Her books include A Walk Through Time: from Stardust to Us, Biology Revisioned, co-authored with Willis Harman, EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution., and Gaia’s Dance (forthcoming).
Good progress in materials science. Doing more with less. Now if we could just have a similarly efficient and at the same time cheap material to absorb and release hydrogen…
A team of scientists in Denmark just invented a crystalline material that can absorb oxygen with astounding efficiency. How astounding? Well, a single spoonful of the stuff can suck all of the oxygen out of a room. The best part is that it can release it again with just a little bit of heat. Say goodbye to bulky oxygen tanks.
“The material can absorb and release oxygen many times without losing the ability. It is like dipping a sponge in water, squeezing the water out of it and repeating the process over and over again,” says Professor Christine McKenzie who led the research.
“When the substance is saturated with oxygen, it can be compared to an oxygen tank, containing pure oxygen under pressure. The difference is that this material can hold three times as much oxygen.”
Foster Gamble — Worldview in 6 Minutes
Foster Gamble is a direct descendant of the late James Gamble, soap-maker and founder of the U.S. consumer goods corporation, Proctor and Gamble. Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, Gamble lived his childhood in a position of privilege and power. He attended elite private schools and Princeton University. Groomed to be a leader in the establishment, Gamble chose a different path.
As a young boy, Gamble had an inquisitive personality that led him to envision a world scenario of a universal energy source. Pursuing a lifelong journey in the pursuit of knowledge, Gamble involved himself in many intellectual subjects. Unhappy with the current structure of power in the world and massive global suffering, Foster Gamble set out to make a documentary that unveiled the true reality of our existence in the 21st century.
THRIVE is a movie, free online, created by Foster & Kimberly Gamble out of Santa Cruz, CA. It has been viewed by over 22 million, and contains over 14 bleeding edge possibilities.
The website is just now developing as a hub for a mixture of spirtualist and activist souls. It turns out, as explained by Foster Gamble in one of his many personal appearances, that spiritualists are vastly better able to get a grip on complex and often incomprehensible issue mash-ups, while activists tend to focus on one issue at a time. Hence, it is the spiritualists that are the leaders and the integrators.
The web site provides hours of engagement opportunity, inclusive of twelve critical focus areas and many short videos as well as many links. Academic credit can be earned via Gaia University and Wisdom University. Below is a 2 minute 11 second introduction.
Terry Patten is a leading voice in the emerging fields of integral evolutionary leadership and spirituality. In his cutting-edge writings, talks, and teachings, he not only inspires transcendental awakening, love, and freedom, but also calls us to accept and incarnate our full humanity. This expresses itself in a profound sense of purpose, spiritual inspiration, and evolutionary activism.
World Protests 2006-2013
PDF (91 Pages): World_Protests_2006-2013-Final
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Rising Outrage and Discontent
3. The World Awakes: Protests Increase 2006-2013
4. Main Grievances/Demands
4a. Economic Justice/Anti-Austerity
4b. Failure of Political Representation and Political Systems
4c. Global Justice
5. Demonstrators 2006-2013: Who Protests and How?
5a. Who Protests?
5b. Methods of Protest
5c. Some of the Largest Protests in History
6. Who Do Protesters Oppose?
7. What Do Protests Achieve?
8. Repression and Surveillance
9. Main Policy Demands from the World’s Protesters
Main References and Complete List of Media Sources Consulted
Annex I. Main World Protests Episodes 2006-2013
Annex II. Methodological Issues
Daniel Sheehan is a Harvard-trained Constitutional and public interest lawyer. Over the last forty-five years his work as an attorney, speaker, and educator has helped to expose the structural sources of injustice in the United States and abroad, protect the fundamental and inalienable rights of the world’s citizens, and elucidate an inspiring and compelling vision for the direction of thehuman family. Daniel’s dedication to his vision and work has put him at the center of some of the most important legal cases and social movements of our lifetimes. After meeting Sara Nelson during their work on the Silkwood Case, they started the Christic Institute, which would go on to uncover the Iran-Contra Affair.
Today, Daniel Sheehan is general counsel of the Romero Institute, where his current focus is the Lakota People’s Law Project. The Lakota People’s Law Project seeks to end the epidemic of child seizures of Native American Lakota children in South Dakota, and stop the state practice of placing the vast majority of these Lakota children in non-Native families, in violation of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act.
In addition, he recently published a memoir, The People’s Advocate: The Life and Legal Hitory of America’s Most Fearless Public Interest Lawyer, and is finishing work for a book on the most up-to-date theories of the John F. Kennedy assassination.