Post 7 Billion People: Peek Population

Great data visualisation on population levels that is getting a lot of attention. One of the interesting issues I’ve highlighted as futurist for the past 6 years has been that of a “peek population.” I originally got alerted by this paper: The global...

Nuclear Art

Every wondered how many nuclear explosions there are have been in human history?  How about in the most relevant half century?  Well, a beginners effort in making this dataset more consumable, was released in 2003 by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto.  It shows every...
The Year The Future Arrived

The Year The Future Arrived

Just got alerted to this great post by Rick Schettino relatively new to the futures field. As with so many, he’s been on a self-guided exploration, and constantly been amazed with what’s going on in our world. bravo I say;) The post declares 2010 The Year...
Kashmir Shavism & WDM

Kashmir Shavism & WDM

Ahh, sorry, if you arrived at this site because you thought you were following a working link to the speaking notes for my chat for Bill Miller’s WDM and Evolutionary Spirituality teleconference series… my apologies.  Seems the link doesn’t work. ...
Applying Integral Foresight

Applying Integral Foresight

Late last year I remembered that I was a member of the Shaping Tomorrow Ning group – the largest collection of futures orientated thinkers and actors in the world – and was responsible for the Integral Foresight group… very little activity I’m...

Vatican as Rogue State

There’s an increasingly open critical appreciation of the role, status and actions of “The Church” within Western society at least.  The latest story I’ve read: THE Vatican should be treated as a kind of ”rogue state” by the rest of...
Christchurch Quake Map

Christchurch Quake Map

If you were wondering just what is going on with the earthquakes over in New Zealand at the moment, this up-to-date ‘Quake Map’  is well worth viewing… you’ll need a few minutes to watch all the quakes occur in elapsed time… truly...

Political Commentary by Proxy: Australia Loving Its Indecision

It’s a funny thing creating a blog, for what, about the sixth time… no matter how I counselled myself, it’s still a beast begging to be fed.  So, in lou of providing actual commentary on life, politics, futures or passing fancies, below is some...

Holacracy, Literacies and Organisational Transformation

Over the last couple of years I’ve had several people point me towards a new “breakthrough” “amazing” “truly integral” “third tier” approach to organisational design and management: Holacracy.  The implication was...

Runaway Climate Change

Well, whether you believe human’s cause or significantly contributes to climate change or not, the evidence is starting to pour in that not only is change occurring – above our long term averages – but that it is also accelerating. In the past weeks...

The king is dead. Long live the Queen!

For the first time since around 1916,Australia has a PM and opposition leader both born in the UK.  What happened to Australia coming into her own? If you haven’t taken the time, I highly recommend you watch Kevin Rudd’s final press conference – his...

An Open Letter to Peter Georgiou

It is rare that I am inspired, and actually follow through, with writing to someone I do not know. For me, it has always seemed a strange thing to do. But today, I could find no other way to do service to my reactions to reading the final speech of Peter Georgiou,...