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Spectacular "Supersociety" Possible Thanks to Highly-Human Shift?

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An unprecedented global "supersociety" may be emerging -- in spite of resource depletion, pollution and conflict that seem to be driving us to dystopia.

This surprisingly positive prospect is the fruition of key developments that are now germinating and sending out their first tentative shoots. They all engage a vastly underutilized resource: the best that is in people.

How Not to Lose an Airplane in Flight

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 would not have been lost if the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recommendations that came out of the report into the crash of Air France 447 over the South Atlantic in 2009 had been adopted.

The Future of War Post-Crimea

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Today, in the era of the War on Terror, we no longer pit armies against armies in front line battlefield confrontations like the ones that characterized past wars.

Exxon to Account to Shareholders for Potential Unburnable Assets

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In responding to institutional shareholders, Exxon Mobil, the world's largest fossil fuel and energy company, has agreed to disclose by the end of this month how regulations on climate change could impact the value of its assets.

ZOOMING SOON: On Bitcoin's Heels, a Whole New Internet of Money?

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A whole new Internet seems to be forming. It's the Internet of Money, which promises to transform everything economic, just as the existing Internet has transformed communications.

Society and Politics Today: The Empowerment of Individuals and Social Groups

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March 10, 2014 - It strikes me today that the cynicism that accompanies our political discourse is a symptom of a growing disconnect between those who govern and those who are governed. We are seeing evidence of this everywhere across the globe. And this is leading to the emergence of a sovereign citizen movement.

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Device Provides Intelligent Energy Saving

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February 19, 2014 - Meet the purported "world's first intelligent energy saving program for everyone." The device is called the Parce One. Plug one into a wall socket and your electronics into it and watch the energy savings accrue.

How Big Data Could Predict the Next Snowden

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National Intelligence Director James Clapper, at Tuesday’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, asserted (again) that malevolent insiders with access to top secret material, like Edward Snowden, constituted a top threat to our nation’s national security. The lawmakers agreed and pressed Clapper to explain how he was changing the practices within his office and across the intelligence community to prevent another Snowden-scale data breach. One key step that Clapper outlined: our nation’s top intelligence folks will become subject to much more surveillance in the future.

Headlines: IBM's "Project Lucy" Focuses Watson on Africa's Challenges

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February 12, 2014 - Named after the fossil human ancestor Lucy discovered in Ethiopia a few decades ago, IBM is taking on Africa's greatest challenges using Watson, the computer the company created to beat all challengers

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