Visions from the Edge

 

Visions from the Edge

VISIONS FROM THE EDGE is an evolving cross platform project currently set in the VORTEX DOME at Los Angeles Center Studios as a series of live talks and presentations.  VISIONS features conversations, explorations and demonstrations of the latest innovative visions for the future.  Talks thus far have featured such topics as:  “The Future of Entertainment,”  “The Future of Religion,” and most recently, Howard Bloom’s talk of the future of pioneering space, “Garden the Solar System, Green the Galaxy.”

Created in an effort to bring attention and access to the brilliant work of a global futurist think tank, THE MILLENNIUM PROJECT, VISIONS FROM THE EDGE features not only the latest in emerging futures in all aspects of culture and society, but it will also offer innovative solutions to the 15 global challenges reported on annually in THE STATE OF THE FUTURE report which is published by The Millennium Project.

VISIONS explores and aggregates humanity’s great innovations, inventions and creative solutions for our times.

Visions from the Edge

VISIONS FROM THE EDGE, created by Executive Producer/Writer Kate McCallum, is being evolved and developed in association with; c3: Center for Conscious Creativity, Immersive Experience Designer/360 Dome Producer Ed Lantz of Vortex Immersion Media, with Filmmaker/Content Creator Ron James of Stereo 3D Source, with consultant and futurist Glen Heimstra of www.futurist.com, and with machinima and avatar creator/Producer Patty Rangel with the special support of Techno Hostess Bella Luna….

Watch for more coming soon…

 

Reinventing Health Monitoring

Posted on May 25, 2012 in Visions from the Edge

Published: May 24, 2012 Reinventing Health Monitoring: Peter Diamandis, MD on the New Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE Nokia and the X PRIZE Foundation have teamed up to launch the Nokia Sensing X CHALLENGE, which will award $2.25 million to a team that develops the most innovative biosensors. The winner will be chosen by a non-partisan judging panel of industry experts. The competition will be divided into a series of three events, which will take place over the next three years. The winners of each competition will be the teams that submit best in class technology as determined by a non-partisan judging panel of cross-functional industry experts. By: Brian Buntz The award could help usher in an age where consumers are able to wirelessly monitor a variety of health metrics ranging from their pulse rate to their brain waves, which will be beamed to a user’s smartphone, putting that data in the palm of their hand. There is a good case to be made for the potential of improved patient monitoring to improve outcomes. FCC chairman Julius Genachowski recently spoke to that point at a press conference, explaining that a monitored patient has a 48% chance of surviving a cardiac arrest while the survival rate for unmonitored patients was 6% chance. The award joins the Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE and the Archon Genomics X PRIZE as the third active life sciences competition from the X PRIZE Foundation. To learn more about the competition,MD+DI editor at large Brian Buntz spoke with Peter Diamandis, MD, chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation. Diamandis explains that the rate of progress in medicine is growing exponentially, and there is no way that we can keep up with that by preserving the status quo. This issue is important in the training of physicians as well. Not only does it take a long time to train doctors, but, as Diamandis explains in his book,Abundance, much of what is learned is eventually irrelevant. It is a common refrain heard in medical school: “five years after graduation, half of what one learns will probably be wrong—but no one know which half.” In this interview, Diamandis talks about this issue and a number of other topics related to how he envisions the future of healthcare. MD+DI: How do you envision the future of health sensors and sensing technologies? “In the future, you will have the data and the data analysis to become the CEO of your own health.” Peter Diamandis, MD: Today, my car, my airplane, my computer knows more about its health status than I do, which is insane. The future is one in which the fundamental health parameters of my body are constantly being monitored 24/7 as well as the air I breathe, the food I eat, the environment I walk through. There are no more excuses for not knowing about something. You have the data and the data analysis to become the CEO of your own health. In the future, you know the instant things start to go off kilter and you have the ability to intervene early. Those sensors and mechanisms for sensing are integrated into platforms like the Qualcomm tricorder and, ultimately, empower the individual because, today, healthcare is at best a few bytes of information that you get once a year when your doctor gives you their analysis. MD+DI:...

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Millennium Project

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 in Future Trends Blog, Visions from the Edge

Millennium Project

The Millennium Project has Developed the “State of the Future Index (SOFI),” A New Way to Measure and Forecast Global and National Progress http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/2/prweb9217417.htm...

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