Imagining the world in 2050 →
vahidmotlagh: “MEGACHANGE”, a new book from The Economist, imagines how the world will look in 2050. At our recent Ideas Economy: Innovation event the book’s editor, Daniel Franklin, provided a summary of its findings.
We are losing the skills of cooperation needed to make a complex society work.– Richard Sennett, Together Interesting, and most likely true…
Stowe Boyd: Political Scientists Aren't: Their... →
Important read by Stowe Boyd who uses the same references (Philip Tetlock, Karl Popper, C S Peirce) I use when talking about this and gets to the point about the limits of forecasting vs our disposition to believe that forecasting is possible, here in the context of political science. stoweboyd: There is a stubborn logical fallacy at work in the world of political forecasting, and that is a...
This is causing universities to rethink their value to students,” says Professor...– BBC News - Top US universities put their reputations online (via infoneer-pulse)
Robert Reich: Why The Economy Can't Get Out of... →
robertreich: Rarely in history has the cause of a major economic problem been so clear yet have so few been willing to see it. The major reason this recovery has been so anemic is not Europe’s debt crisis. It’s not Japan’s tsumami. It’s not Wall Street’s continuing excesses. It’s not, as right-wing economists…
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something,...– R. Buckminster Fuller (via salmonbits)
The office is shrinking as tech creates workplace... →
courtenaybird: Offices traditionally use 200 to 300 square feet per worker — an average of everything from clerks’ cubicles to executive suites. By encouraging staff to work from home, getting rid of offices, even resorting to “hoteling” — workers check in when they’re in the office and get assigned a desk for the day — some companies are slashing average square footage per worker to less than...
After India And Brazil, Now China Takes Steps To... →
techdirt.com from the tipping-point dept In recent months, Techdirt has reported on an important development in the world of medicine, as both India and Brazil have allowed local companies to produce cheap generic versions of drugs covered…
urbalize: The Stockholm Resilience Centre has organized the “Cities and Biodiversity Outlook” (CBO) to research links between urbanization, biodiversity and ecosystem services. (via @nrahford) How we build and develop our cities becomes more and more important for many aspects of our lives - even from an environmental perspective.
Chinese Regime Has Backdoor Access to US Systems →
freerepublic.com A recent study found that a U.S. military chip manufactured in Chinawidely used in systems for weapons, nuclear power plants, and public transportcontains a built-in backdoor that allows the Chinese regime access to critical U.S.… Note that even if this is not true, the effects of such rumors might cause enormous effects on the global security agenda, which in...
IBM Says Practical Quantum Computers are Close →
smarterplanet: IBM researchers claim they are now close to have access to basic technologies that would allow them to build a “minimum” quantum computer. ZoomAccording to the company, scientists have found ways to retain the integrity of quantum bits (qubits) and reduce computation errors as a result. The solution appear to be superconducting qubits that are constructed via...
Gaming, porn ruining generation? →
cnn.com Is the overuse of video games and pervasiveness of online porn causing the demise of guys?
32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow -... →
Produced by HEENA KO, JACKY MYINT, SARA CWYNAR and SAMANTHA HENIG; Editors: GREG VEIS and MICHAEL HSU; Q. & A. Illustrations by KYLE HILTON, nytimes.com We tend to rewrite the histories of technological innovation, making myths about a guy who had a great idea that changed the world. In reality, though, innovation isn’t the goal; it’s everything that gets you there. It’s bad...