August 28, 2013

Mideast Scenarios, or "Damn, We're Good"

Patrick Marren
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Where will the Arab Spring and Syria take the Middle East? Well, we kind of called it in 2011.

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August 14, 2013

Airline Scenarios: American-US Airways

Patrick Marren
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Normally we are into alternative scenarios. But airlines seem to be stuck in one scenario.

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June 27, 2013

Two Very Bad Scenario Planning Data Points

Patrick Marren
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Illinois and Ireland and the downside of austerity.

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June 10, 2013

Edward Snowden, Government Surveillance and the Future

Patrick Marren
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Scenarios of future surveillance.

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May 30, 2013

400-Word Scenario #11: The Gray Revolution

Patrick Marren
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A bill of rights for the elderly?

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May 08, 2013

The War on the Future

Patrick Marren
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Some say our era is dominated by the war between the left and the right. But the real war right now is the war of the present against the future. 

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April 22, 2013

The Boston Marathon Bombing, Al Gore, Byron Reese, and Scenario Planning

Patrick Marren
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While the surreal drama of the Marathon Bombing and the subsequent manhunt was going on last week, I was reading two books about the future.

I was expecting to be annoyed by Al Gore's book The Future, and to be energized by Byron Reese's Infinite Progress. But it didn't quite turn out that way.

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February 14, 2013

The Valley of the Shadow

Patrick Marren
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WIll the great institutions of society learn how to live with transparency before transparency destroys them?

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January 31, 2013

Thirteen: Year of Magical Thinking

Patrick Marren
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Too many hands.

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January 14, 2013

400-Word Scenario #10: Fiscal Ramp to Prosperity

Patrick Marren
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February 14, 2013 [Wolf News/MSDNC]: In a Valentine's Day miracle, Congress and the administration today reached a long-term deal on the debt ceiling, taxes, and fiscal reform.

A group of rogue bipartisan realists from perfectly safe seats - the Washington DC and Guam delegates and the observer team from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, spurred along by a contingent of visiting Marines and Seal Team members glowering down from Senate and House galleries, publicly wondering exactly what they have been risking their lives to preserve - have brokered a deal to end the budget logjam. 

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