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Welcome to Stockholm, the Creative Capital of the World

The world is looking to innovation and technology as a platform for a better future.<p>Where will the jobs of tomorrow come from? How will our children learn, shop, enjoy the environment, engage politically and give back? At a time of the largest global migration, how can we support and integrate …

Innovation

A Harvard Medical School professor makes the case for the liberal arts and philosophy

<i>In this commentary, David Silbersweig, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Institute for the Neurosciences at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Stanley Cobb Professor of psychiatry and Academic Dean (Partners HealthCare) at Harvard Medical School, makes the case for the</i> …

Humanities

What Wittgenstein Learned from Teaching Elementary School

By Spencer Robins December 22, 2015<p><i>We’re away until January 4, but we’re re-posting some of our favorite pieces from 2015. Please enjoy, and have a happy New Year!</i><p>Ludwig Wittgenstein, who knew how to sully a chalkboard with the best of them.<p><i>What the philosopher learned from his time in</i> …

Philosophy

Is technology in the classroom good for children?

Blamed for a decline in maths test results, handwriting ability and attention spans, critics say technology in education often misses the mark<p>Technology is an increasingly important part of today’s classrooms. Globally £19bn is expected to be spent on educational technology by 2019, according to …

Education Technology

This Is The New Battleground In Business

There’s a new battleground in business. It isn’t about money, resources, or scale. It’s not even about brand.<p>In the past decade, Apple has been very …

Schools Are Incredibly Segregated, But Teaching Kids In Two Languages Could Help

A walk through Heritage Elementary School in Woodburn, Oregon, can make you feel like you're touring Europe. In one classroom, a group of third-graders learn to read in Spanish. In another, students recite multiplication tables in Russian. In other parts of the school, students are receiving …

Language Learning

The Future of Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin mining has evolved rapidly over the last 7 years, with three distinct generations of miners in terms of power efficiency:<p>CPUs (2009–2010)<br>• GPUs …

Bitcoin

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps

GIF<p>There’s no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack …

Millennials are rejecting a strategy Coach, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Michael Kors have relied on for years

Abercrombie & Fitch has become almost unrecognizable after banning the loud, logo-emblazoned "A&F" sweatshirts and hoodies it was once known for.<p>Coach is changing course after sales of its bags, which were adorned with logos, began plummeting.<p>And Michael Kors has also changed the aesthetic of its …

Michael Kors

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, …

The Year Ahead 2016: 50 Companies to Watch

November 5, 2015<p>Boston Scientific illustration by Chris Philpot<p>Figures were compiled or estimated by Bloomberg’s Global Data division, unless …

Bank of Japan

MUJI Hut Micro-Homes Inspire Sustainable Living

MUJI’s Micro-Cabins Inspire Urbanites to Adopt Sustainable Living<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>Before you start filling up your calendars with …

Sustainable Living

We Must Protect the On-Demand Economy to Protect the Future of Work

When people talk about innovation, the term “disruptive” often tags along. Aside from being woefully overused, I’ve always thought this term missed …

Surveillance

How Much Technology Is Too Much Technology?

There are many visions of what our hyper-connected future might look like. We’re packaged countless variants on the shiny-techie-future vision theme every day as marketing departments lay it on thick to try to put gloss on their latest product and restless grease on the wheels of consumption.<p>Thing …

Fair Trade

Space10: IKEA’s Secret Innovation Lab Revealed! – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Life After Schengen: What a Europe With Borders Would Look Like

Continental Europeans have gone so long -- two decades -- without internal border controls that the younger generation doesn’t know what life is like …

Europe

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

Innovation

Higher Ed Has Failed Students—Here's How We Plan to Fix It

Higher education, in general, fails students in three ways.<p>It does not prepare students to succeed in life after college.<br>• The cost is significant and …

Higher Education

Liquid Democracy: True Democracy for the 21st Century

Liquid Democracy, a subset of Delegative Democracy, is a powerful voting model for collective decision making in large communities. Liquid Democracy …

Next:Economy What is the Future of Work

Guy Bieber, 2015_11_24<p>Overview<p>O’Reilly saw a major problem brewing in the workplace and affecting the economy, so they decided to bring movitated …

Creating Authenticity Through Context

Architecture holds greater meaning when skillfully integrated into the locale or natural landscape

HOW TO TAME A DRAGON

This is a blog post from the Global Scanning Network at The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. For more information visit www.cifs.dk or …

Innovation

Refugee camps are the "cities of tomorrow", says humanitarian-aid expert

Governments should stop thinking about refugee camps as temporary places, says Kilian Kleinschmidt, one of the world's leading authorities on …

Fab Lab

GOLDMAN SACHS: College may not be worth it

In a research note, Goldman analysts said that the average economic return for going to college is falling.<p>For some, the "cost may not be justified," according to the note.<p>That is because it's going to take a lot longer to pay off those student loans, given the rising costs of tuition.<p>Goldman notes …

College & University

FUTURE OF…LIBRARIES

This is a free article from SCENARIO 06:2015. If you are not a current subscriber to SCENARIO or a member of The Copenhagen Institute for Futures …

Libraries

4 ways cities will dramatically change in the future — and how we can prepare

HTT<p>Cities are the defining political entity of this century. But what makes cities move ahead?<p>At the most fundamental level, mobility makes urban …

Sweden's Minister of the Future Explains How to Make Politicians Think Long-Term

"If politics wants to remain relevant and be useful to citizens, it needs to change its approach​," says Kristina Persson<p>Kristina Persson's job is rather unique. Just over a year ago, Stefan Löfven, Sweden's current social democratic prime minister, decided the 70-year-old from Österstund would be …

Europe