Not long ago, there was a West African village that had an urgent need for clean water. The women would trek every day down to a river that was so contaminated it was leading to all kinds of preventable infections. Eventually, a charitable international agency
Politics, Public Policy, Government Articles
By Tim Cole* There is no doubt that false information and fake news sites on the Internet hugely influenced the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. There is no more appropriate figurehead for what the Economist in a recent title story called the “post-truth world”
An read essay-style post found on FiveThirtyEight, complementing the Swiss referendum to be held on June 5th on an unconditional basic income, Excerpt: “The economic uncertainty surrounding basic income is huge, and the politics of bringing such a program about on a large scale are daunting.
The Futures Agency’s CEO Gerd Leonhard is thinking about leaving Facebook – and he needs your help in deciding this. “Facebook now generates 35% of my traffic to this site and my Youtube channel, yet I am seriously thinking about ending my posts and contributions to Facebook, and may delete my profile and my pages altogether.” Gerd
The developed world’s workforce will start to decline next year, threatening future global growth. Ever since the global financial crisis, economists have groped for reasons to explain why growth in the U.S. and abroad has repeatedly disappointed, citing everything from fiscal austerity to the euro
Excellent foresight post by Vivek Wadhwa on Singularity HUB on the grand challenges we face the coming decades with more and more exponential technologies taking the highway of change , leaving most governments, businesses, and economists perplex: “Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts
Redefining the relationship of man and machine: Gerd Leonhard’s narrated chapter from the ‘The Future of Business’ book (video, audio and pdf)
The Futures Agency’s CEO, Gerd Leonhard is fortunate to be part of a group of 62 leading futurists that compiled their ideas and visions in the amazing ‘The Future of Business’ book, edited by our partner, friend, colleague and publisher Rohit Talwar. The book is a fantastic read and the
A growing number of economists warn that ever shorter time horizons are destroying businesses and entire economies. Since the publication of An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore has become a partner in the Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins and is a member of the Apple board.
Nice article on WT VOX on the need for universal robot rights, ethics and legislation. “Roboethics is a short expression for ethics of robotics. It is often used in the sense that it is concerned with the behaviour of humans, how humans design, construct, use
On one hand, it may help cure cancer and let robots rather than humans fight wars; on the other, doctors and lawyers may be out of a job. We may not be aware of it, but machine learning is already an integral part of our