The Issue of Framing


Framing

Chapter 1 discusses how to best build and utilize a team structure for the purpose of strategic foresight. It is essential to have all members on the team, as well as the analyst, with differing points of view who are not so attached to their personal biases or assumptions that they can come together to take a look at potential discontinuities and achieve the organization’s goal for the future. The more eclectic the group, the less likely the group will fall back on “groupthink”, leading to a broader range of potential ideas to achieve the goal. The chapter offers various tactics to avoid the common pitfalls of working in a team setting, including making connections between the stated objective and how to get there.

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Future of Personal Transportation


As I write this, I’m waiting for the UH Energy Symposium on “Navigating the Future of Personal Transportation” today’s topic reminded me of the question: What might our world look like with a fully mature Bio energy shaped world in 2030.

 

So here we go:

Biofules

Describe your best Vision of the future, what our world might look like with a fully mature “Bio Energy” shaped world in 2030? Connect and build bridges to the concepts on bio for energy and industrial applications. Build connections across politics (rural / farming; global geopolitics) – technology – consumer adoption – etc.

Transition to The Future:

How do we get there? 

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Energy + Nanotechnology = Future


What is Nanotechnology?

For energy, nanotechnology means the future of harvesting and transmitting energy from renewable sources. Nanotechnology in energy will solve the future problems of water, food, health, environment, poverty, war and terrorism, and the oncoming population boom.

Nanotechnology has the capability to allow humanity to store energy and distribute it more efficiently which leads to a cleaner environment with less pollution. In particular, solar energy will be greatly enhanced with the development of nanotech materials.

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Unconventional Sources of Energy


Two Views on the Coming Age of Unconventionals: Final Exam Essay

These are assignments that I have turned in for my TECH 4310 Future of Energy and Environment class, these are my own thoughts and you may not take them without citing them. I will not post them all, but a majority of them.

Instructions:

Many of the reports and forecasts that we covered this semester focused on the transition from conventional to unconventional fuel supplies – particularly around shale natural gas and oil (shale; tar sands; et al).  This transition is gradual and dynamic.  It is filled with uncertainty and a diverse set of opinions on the risks and rewards.

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