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Eat What Comes Naturally: Human Services of the Future

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Dan Abelow's picture

Think of human services as something you guide through collaborative Governances that share ideas and advances at the speed of networks. When we work together vendors will learn to design the products and services you want.

Unexpected Consequence of More Opportunities

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Cynthia Wagner's picture

America appears to have reached the Singles' Singularity—and one of the reasons may be the proliferation of dating sites. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50.2% of the adult U.S. population are unmarried, up from 22% in 1950.

An Explosion of New Roads for the 21st Century

Len Rosen's picture

By 2050, we will have to invest in a new road network 25 million kilometers in length to keep up with human population growth and infrastructure requirements. This represents a 60% increase from 2010, with almost all of these new roads located in the developing world.

Seven Reasons Why the Value of Human Life Is Increasing Exponentially

Thomas Frey's picture

What’s the value of a human life?

For some of you this is a very disconcerting question because it attempts to put a dollar value on a person, something we value in far different ways.

Why I Became a Neo-Progressionist

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Michael Lee's picture

The other day, I realized that years of systematic study of the future had turned me into what can only be defined as a "neo-progressionist."

New York Climate Summit Report Card: Who Is Tackling Climate Change Best?

Len Rosen's picture

We are less than 10 days away from the planned climate summit of 125 nations taking place in New York City on September 23rd. So I thought it would be useful to take a quick climate change snapshot, rating the efforts of individual nations. That made me wonder - how are nations being measured? What constitutes a success? Who leads the pack? Who is failing?

Is Lowering Trade Barriers Incompatible with Mitigation Strategies to Address Climate Change?

Len Rosen's picture

Countries seem to be getting together to develop free trade zones and global trade agreements. This trade liberalization over the last few decades is considered to be a "good thing" overall. World trade has increased to levels 32 times greater than in 1950. In parallel while international trade has risen so has atmospheric carbon with CO2 concentrations rising from 310 parts per million (ppm) to today's 396 ppm. Is there a correlation? Do carbon emissions rise when international trade increases?

Ebola Continues Its Deadly March Through West Africa

Len Rosen's picture

The number of cases reported is well over 4,300 now, with more than 2,300 having succumbed to the virus. Liberia has reported 2,046 cases with 1,224 deaths as of yesterday. If things continue, this situation may lead to the collapse of the nation.

Curiosity Makes It to the Foot of Mount Sharp. Now the Real Mission Begins

Len Rosen's picture

In case you missed it, the rover in Gale Crater on Mars has achieved another milestone, having traversed across rough terrain with minimal damage to its delicate wheels and now sits at the base of Mount Sharp, where it will begin its ascent. What's on its agenda?

Gizmos & Gadgets: An Open-Source 3D Printed Wind Turbine for Personal Use

Len Rosen's picture

Poland-based Omni3D is a 3-D printing manufacturer that has come up with a wind turbine, the AirEnergy3D, that operates in low wind conditions and generate 300 watts of continuous power. That's enough to keep a laptop computer, several smartphones and a couple of light bulbs burning. The company has a Kickstarter campaign on the go and have raised the target amount they requested and some from numerous pledges.

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