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David Rosen
New York, NY
Fusing social media, SEO and traditional media relations into integrated PR programs, David helps global companies grow revenues, lead industries and thwart reputational attacks.
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How to Build a Time Machine - Teaser from Jay Cheel on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Selling Tomorrows
Gavin Rothery developed the stunning look behind "Moon." Turns out he's also nice enough to list 34 movies he says are worth watching. A couple of my favorites are there (Solaris, Dark City, along with the bettter known Blade Runner/Star... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Selling Tomorrows
We draw on our past experiences to extrapolate about the future, so it's interesting to find that the period we remember best is our 20s. But why? As Katy Waldman at Slate explains, one theory is that it's the time... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Selling Tomorrows
This ad ran about 30 seconds ago during the Golden Globes, so I'll be light on the commentary. Suffice it to say, GE's new commercial, "Robots on the Move," pays beautiful homage to past visions of our robotic future. (I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at Selling Tomorrows
"The Last Myth" has earned its place alongside Philip Zimbardo's "The Time Paradox" and I.F. Clarke's "The Pattern of Expectation" as one of the best books on humanity's concept of "the future." While its title promises an exploration of how... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Selling Tomorrows
If you remember how I excited I was when I found a book that profiled 16 archetypes, you can imagine my reaction when I saw one that does it for 60! Even better, this beautiful beast, Archetypes in Branding: A... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at Selling Tomorrows
Over at the World Future Society's site, I take a look at whether closing the books on 2012 means we're done with doomsday prophesies: "With 2012 Over, Is the Apocalypse Dead?" The short answer is "no." But an exploration of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
In a must-read post by David Weinberger, he explores and explains why so many people -- Republicans, journalists and others -- all looking at the same polling data, came to different conclusions about who was going to win the presidency.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
What can Google's search data reveal about our hunger to know today what will happen tomorrow? Using Google Trends and Google’s Keyword Tool, I examined the top 350 future-oriented keywords. Combined, they represent 152,620,240 searches a month. Here are four... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
Keith Melton's 50-film montage of space helmets reveals a lot about our hopes and fears of stepping off the planet. A handful of the helmets are duplicates from real space exploration, like those from Apollo 13. But the rest have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
Jon Evans at TechCrunch is willing to do what nearly no other journalist will -- review his past year's predictions to see what he got right and wrong. Evans gave himself a B+ for performance, but if we grade it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
Watch this send up of TED Talks courtesy of The Onion. It not only captures the archetype of today's innovator, but also what it looks like the moment an innovative idea breaks into the mainstream: Presenter wearing t-shirt, blazer and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
Here are this week's best news, stories and memes on the topic of tomorrow. The peer reviewed journal of the Geological Society of America has published a study on the evolution of the idea of creationism and the surprisingly prominent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
The Internet Archive has just posted every edition of OMNI Magazine free for downloading, including beautiful PDFs that capture the art and ads of the time. Launched in 1978, OMNI had a profound effect on science literacy and people's understanding... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
Is this video futuristically retro or retro futuristic? I can't tell, but it's awesome. MakerBot shows how you can make -- LITERERALY -- an 80's style mix tape by 3d printing it and then adding songs via iTunes. Don't forget... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
When people think "science," they wrongly and often think "permanence." The Brainpickings blog has collected definitions of science from leaders who personify the field, and yet their explanations contradict what we hold true in our popular imagination. Some examples: "All... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
In "The Weatherman is Not a Moron," Nate Silver gives a fascinating tour of how forecast models have evolved and delves into how uncertainty is communicated to the public. First up is the idea of modeling and an idea that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
It's an interesting -- if irritating -- phenomenon. You're at a party, someone makes a witty joke at your expense, and it's only later that you think of the perfect comeback. "If only I had come up with it sooner!"... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
We're all time travelers, we just happen to be moving into the future one second at a time. So it's pleasantly shocking to look back and see how far we've come. The two videos below make that clear. The first,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
Check out this great article in the Washington Post that explores how Bond movies prepared a generation for gadgets. It notes, "Bond taught us to think big when it comes to innovation, and it was never 'incremental' — it was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
The Storytelling Animal asks the question, "why are people programmed to love stories" and gives a highly credible answer. In short? Just like the opposable thumb, the ability to understand, create and share stories is an evolutionary advantage. There are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
Everyone's an optimist until they get shot in the head with a magnetic gun. But seriously, researchers at Universty College London have just published research that shows there is a part of the brain responsible for our "optimism bias." That's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
Talk about being poor predictors! It turns out that 54.8% of people who tell posters that they don't think they'll vote, end up voting. And on the other side of the coin, 13.3% of those who say they are "almost... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
Interesting post over at iO9 about where the idea of the Rapture originated, how it spread and evolved and which churches do and do not believe in it. The idea has gained significant traction in pop culture due to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows
Here are this week's best news, stories and memes on the topic of tomorrow. Miss something? Add it to the comments below :) E.O. Wilson has a fascinating op-ed on how altruisim and selfishness evolved as advantageous traits in humans... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2012 at Selling Tomorrows