April 19, 2015 - The World Bank, International Monetary Fund and United Nations held a powwow in the last week along with representatives from 42 countries.
April 9, 2015 - The U.S. Defense Department wants to know what young people think the role robots should play in society. So they have asked American high school students in Grades 9 through 12 to submit videos to YouTube between 2 and 3 minutes in length.
By Yvette Montero Salvatico and Frank Spencer
This article originally appeared in Fast Company Exist. (http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682062/turning-wicked-problems-into-wicked-o...)
March 28, 2015 - Several weeks ago I became aware of a book called "The Zamora Texts." Written in the form of lectures given in the year 9000 CE by Professor B. W. Yelita, of the Institute of Eschatological Studies, Guadalajara, Mexico, they tell the story of humanity's travails beginning with the dawn of civilization to the 10th millennium.
All my friends know that I have a problem with the F-word.
January 14, 2015 - Energy companies, that is those that feed power to homes, institutions and businesses, are preparing for a very different future as more consumers opts to put solar panels on roofs. What does this mean for the electricity grid?
January 12, 2015 - "Science fiction writers construct an imaginary future; historians attempt to reconstruct the past.
“I think the odds are no better than fifty-fifty that our present civilisation on Earth will survive to the end of the present century.”
Sir Martin Rees, Our Final Hour (2003)
To many, the future is just one big question mark: ?. They ask questions like: What is the future? Where is it? How can we know about it in advance? Isn’t life just random?