Noah's Ark

It had been a sensation – the archaeological discovery of the millennium! To find Noah’s Ark floating freely in the open sea was something totally unbelievable. Reason told everyone that this could simply not be…

My Identity

Tell me where I belong I recently attended a seminar devoted to the current immigration crises here in Europe. After a series of rather conventional presentations, the audience was invited to ask questions which a…

Rapid Employment

The only viable Strategy Immigration crises: An increase in the number of refugees seeking asylum as a consequence of the Syrian crises was not a surprise for Europe. But Europe was not prepared for the…

Protest

No Fairy Tales This Time!  One day the dolls I had collected from different countries walked up on my desk and said enough is enough! They explained, that they were just dolls and had never…

Kids, Fantasy and the Future

A world of dreams Sometimes when I take a tour in some of the local bookshops I also walk through the children’s books department. Piles of colourful books. Tons of them. Fabulous, nice drawings. Sometimes…

Our Global Future

They moved to a new country A few years ago I interviewed a group of immigrants. I hoped to get some ideas I could use in a storybook for kids. Some of the interviewees were…

Graph by Dr. William Stanton www.populationmatters.org

The Sustainability Debate

A short History Some time ago I started to prepare a presentation about long-term issues in future studies. Sustainability and sustainable development are certainly such issues, so to get started I assembled some books about…

Trend Lines

To know is to apprehend the future  as qualified by values  which action may realize; and empirical knowledge is essentially utilitarian and pragmatic. It is a distinctive character of human action that justification of it…

Life in the Solar System

My Journey to Saturn If mankind cannot sustain on Gaia, will the solar system have a second chance to create life? Search for extraterrestrial life in the solar system has so far been disappointing. Mars…