The remarkable legacy of Edward Cornish, founder of the World Future Society

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Edward S. Cornish, journalist and futurist association founder, dies at 91

Edward Seymour Cornish, founder and first president of the World Future Society and editor of its magazine, The Futurist, died August 14, 2019. He was 91. A longtime Maryland resident (Bethesda and Rockville), Cornish had been living at Olney Assisted Living in Olney, Md., during his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Cornish was born in New York City August 31, 1927, the son of George Anthony Cornish, an editor of the New York Herald Tribune, and Elizabeth Furniss (McLeod) Cornish. He attended New York schools and Harvard College, where he majored in social psychology. Following his graduation in 1950, he joined the staff of the Evening Star newspaper in Washington, D.C., as a copy boy, later becoming a dictationist and part-time reporter.

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DaVinci Institute unveils eight competitions for mankind

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Thomas Frey, futurist and executive director at the DaVinci Institute.

Thomas Frey, a futurist and executive director at the DaVinci Institute, has  been drawing inspiration from the success of large-scale incentive-based prize competitions as he announced a series of eight massively difficult competitions during his keynote July 10th at the World Future Society’s “WorldFuture 2011″ event in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

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Futurist Thomas Frey to introduce challenge: Mankind’s Eight Greatest Competitions to World Future Society

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Frey to Deliver Closing Keynote at “WorldFuture 2011” in Vancouver, BC

On Sunday, July 10, 2011, futurist Thomas Frey will outline a series of eight massively difficult competitions as part of his closing keynote to an audience of over 1,000 people attending the World Future Society’s “WorldFuture 2011” event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

 

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Year 2030: Top Ten Predictions

Top Ten Predictions For The Future

The World Future  Society has released a 10-page report forecasting more than 70 major global  developments for the coming year and beyond. The OUTLOOK 2009 report examines  the key trends in technology, the environment, the economy, international  relations, etc., in order to paint a full and credible portrait of our likely  future. Among the most provocative  findings:

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