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Fri, Dec 21, 2012

The World Won’t End Today; Neither Will Apocalyptic Hysteria

The world will not end today, the date of the so-called “Mayan Apocalypse.”

New Atlanticist by Paul Saffo

Mon, Dec 3, 2012

Agenda | Global Trends 2030

US Leadership in a Post-Western World Click on each panel for a summary, full video, and trancript

Event Recap by Rachel Weatherly

Tue, Nov 6, 2012

Election Day 2012: Another UNIVAC Moment!

On election night 60 years ago, CBS News used a UNIVAC I computer to predict that Eisenhower would win the 1952 presidential election by a landslide.

New Atlanticist by Paul Saffo

Elections Politics & Diplomacy

Paul Saffo is a Silicon Valley-based forecaster and a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative. He teaches at Stanford University, where he is a consulting associate professor in the School of Engineering, and chairs the Future Studies track at Singularity University. Paul serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards including the Long Now Foundation and the Bay Area Economic Institute. His essays have appeared in a wide range of publications including the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Wired, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University.