Demand forecasts: Distant peak car | The Economist a few decades ago teenagers in America often got free driving lessons at school, but now they may have to pay up to $800 for them before they can sit their test. The cost of adding a young driver to the family’s car-insurance policy too has risen [...]
Why The Future Will Be Much Better Than You Think – Forbes Our next force is money—a lot of money—being spent in a very particular way. The high-tech revolution created an entirely new breed of wealthy techno-philanthropists who are using their fortunes to solve global, abundance-related challenges. Bill Gates is focused on eliminating malaria; Naveen Jain is crusading against [...]
Scientists make monkeys smarter using brain implants. Could you be next? For the very first time, scientists have demonstrated that a brain implant can improve thinking ability in primates. By implanting an electrode array into the cerebral cortex of monkeys, researchers were able to restore — and even improve — their decision-making abilities. The implications [...]
A Town Without Poverty?: Canada’s only experiment in guaranteed income finally gets reckoning | The Dominion
A Town Without Poverty?: Canada’s only experiment in guaranteed income finally gets reckoning | The Dominion In the period that Mincome was administered, hospital visits dropped 8.5 per cent. Fewer people went to the hospital with work-related injuries and there were fewer emergency room visits from car accidents and domestic abuse. There were also far [...]
The Cause Of Riots And The Price of Food | MIT Technology Review If we don’t reverse the current trend in food prices, we’ve got until August 2013 before social unrest sweeps the planet, say complexity theorists
On the brink of an era? – YouTube.
Evidently, the “human potential” movement of the 1960s became transformed into the self-realization movement of the 1970s, the selfishness of the 1980s, the self-affirmation of the 1990s, and finally the self-absorption of the Internet age. Narcissistic people don’t only empathize less with others today; they also empathize less with others in the future, including their [...]
ARE YOU SEEING WHAT I’M SEEING? « The Burning Platform.
Did You Know? The Future Is Better Than You Think! – YouTube.
The bottom line: the more types of work computers do on your behalf to make your life easier, the more access you must grant them to the intimacies of your personal life. And that means it’s time for Google and Google users think carefully about whether it’s time to shift from ad-supported free services toward [...]keep looking »