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Daniel Riveong

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Daniel writes on foresight and explores new economic systems. He has over 15 years of experience in technology & digital marketing and has worked with clients in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Daniel is currently part of the University of Houston's Foresight Program.
Questioning the Socio-Economic Order From the Great Recession of 2008 to Italy's Five-Star Movement and the US Tea Party Movement, there's been signs that the neoliberal order is under stress and facing a rebellion from the masses, from Occupy Wall Street on the left...
Daniel's 2017 Reading List In 2016, I’ve learned that doing graduate program and pursuing an aggressive extracurricular reading list is an overly ambitious task. Luckily, it’s 2017 and I am still going to give it another shot. I’m stubborn. New Socio-Economic...

Limits to Democracy

A Society & Governance Mismatch The thirty years, we can all agree society has changed, but what about our governance? Businesses from Amazon, Facebook to Uber, to organisations like ISIS and Al-Qaida,  and technology like smartphones to autonomous drones demonstrate how...
What excites me about foresight is the ability to create a space to explore, to create a strategic conversation beyond the day to day hustles of operations. But what is that exploration without organization transformation? How can we take...
It’s been one year since I published the “Saudi Disruption”, a 2036 scenario in which a Saudi investment in automated manufacturing displaces over four million Bangladeshi workers in the textile industry, leading to unrest and political upheaval. A new...
Aaron Maniam, a poet, futurist and civil servant, has stumbled upon an admissions exam from the year 2050. It's for those applying to study post-globalisation or transnational dialectic studies. He's been generous enough to share it with his Facebook...
Can Redistributing Silicon Valley Fight Inequality? Just about every American know the Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Most Americans don't know, however, was the name of the march of where it was given: "March on Washington...
Can democracy survive the 21st Century? "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32 Is the truth knowable? And if we find the truth, will it set us free? Democracy requires a large pool of well...
Revisiting Rousseau The Enlightenment concept of the social contract has been the foundation for modern democracy and government for over 250 years. But how might we revisit and reimagine this social contract today? The social contract was a disruptive idea (to...
MISC, a foresight magazine from Canada by Idea Couture, recently put together a special summer feature called “The Future According to Women.” MISC brought together over 40 women from diverse industries on topics from the future of national security,...