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Future Hope

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here According to a recent edition of Smithsonian Magazine, it “stands as the single most important piece of 20th century futurism.” The authors weren’t talking about Brave New World, 1984, The Hunger Games, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, or one of Israeli historian’s Yuval Noah Harari’s hair-raising prognostications.  America’s most memorable glimpse into the future was… Read more »

What’s Wrong with the World

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. On a cold winter night in Chicago in 1927, Buckminster Fuller calculated how long it would take for him to die of hypothermia in the frigid waters of Lake Michigan. He stood, despondent, on a deserted stretch of shoreline north of the city.  At age 32 he had no job prospects, no savings,… Read more »

A Living Hope

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One hundred years ago, British author and philosopher H.G. Wells was one of the most lavishly optimistic thinkers on the planet. In his 1922 book A Short History of the World, he envisioned the dawning of a golden age.  Even though the horrors of World War I had ended only four years earlier, Wells was certain that science would soon… Read more »