Bezold WFS Conference Session on “The Post-Job Economy: More Abundant Than You Think”

A major part of our collective future will be the elimination of a significant percentage of jobs, and a transition of households and communities to producing and co-producing much of what they need. Mechanization has eliminated most jobs in agriculture; automation continues to eliminate manufacturing jobs. Next, cognitive computing is on the way to taking […]

Fourth Public Sector Foresight Network Meeting

The Public Sector Foresight Network (PSFN) began with a 2011 breakfast meeting in Vancouver, Canada. We are delighted to announce five years later that our July 2015 meeting will be held in San Francisco, California. Members of the network will convene at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 24, before the […]

Futures of Informatics in Public Health

The U.S. health information ecosystem is evolving unevenly. Investments and progress are focusing on health care, while public health is saddled with a significantly underdeveloped IT infrastructure that mostly serves the operational rather than strategic functions of public health. However, the field of public health and public health informatics have the opportunity to be critical […]