Caroline Austin

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The Era of Ownership Is Ending

by Nordic think tank Demos Helsinki March 12, 2017 Future Society 81353<p>In the 20th century we got used to a certain way of thinking: if you needed …

Smart Cities

Treepedia

MIT

The ‘World’s First’ Ink That Is Made Out Of Air Pollution

<b>Most people</b> would be hard-pressed to see a bright side to air pollution, but the innovative people at Graviky Labs has managed to do something good …

rockit log wooden speakers are made of recycled trees

jan 28, 2017<p><b>rockit log speakers are handcrafted from recovered acoustic quality woods by former world cup USA footballer, jay demerit, to help</b> …

Home - Human Futures

The power of silence in schools and workplaces

Research shows silence in schools and workplaces has huge benefits.<p>But schools and offices have become pretty noisy places.<p>Helen Lees is a passionate …

Activism

Coal comfort: Pacific islands on collision course with Australia over emissions

Uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of a warming world, Pacific island countries have long been considered the front-line of climate change, so it’s …

Climate

Winston Churchill’s essay on alien life found

A newly unearthed article by the great politician reveals that he reasoned like a scientist about the likelihood of extraterrestrials, writes Mario …

A City Is Not a Computer

“What should a city optimize for?” Even in the age of peak Silicon Valley, that’s a hard question to take seriously. (Hecklers on Twitter had a few …

The Blackwater of Jihad

A consortium of elite, well-paid fighters from across the former Soviet Union are training jihadis in Syria. Their business model could go global.

Fun with scenario archetypes | Hinesight....for Foresight

I have been messing around with and shared some actual work on using scenario archetypes. Let me begin with proper credit to Professor Jim Dator for …

Singularity

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

notes

Drier future

Southeast Asia has just experienced some of its worst droughts in living memory, with analysts warning that the combination of economic and …

Horizon Scanning and Monitoring for Anticipation: Definition and Practice - The Red (Team) Analysis Society

Horizon scanning is a term that appeared in the early years of the 21st century and is not well-defined, being at once a tool part of the whole …

Flyover Country on the App Store

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The full guide to Southeast Asia’s digital landscape in 2017

For anyone exploring digital opportunities, Southeast Asia should be somewhere near the top of your list; connectivity is growing at an impressive …

Social Media

The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2018

Career Development

The Rhythm of Food — by Google News Lab and Truth Beauty

How do we search for food? Google search interest can reveal key food trends over the years.<p>From the rise and fall of recipes over diets and drinks …

Google News

Trends Transforming the Global Landscape

Global Trends and Key Implications Through 2035<p><b>The rich are aging, the poor are not.</b> Working-age populations are shrinking in wealthy countries, …

The art of learning: Why art history might be the most important subject you could study today

<b>Donald Trump; John Berger in "Ways of Seeing" (Getty/Tom Pennington)</b><p>Want a more educated, less narrow-minded citizenry that can tell fake news from real? Make them take this class<p>Noah Charney<p>January 15, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>We Americans tend to think of the British as infinitely more refined and …

The threat to species from climate change should provoke shame in our hearts | Tim Flannery

The flora and fauna that have made Australia such a remarkable place is under grave threat from a climate changing due to carbon emissions<p>While Australia bakes through another hot, angry summer, its precious wildlife is increasingly under threat, not just from the extreme weather of fires and …

School dress 'debate' is a nonsense: just have a range of options, and let students choose

For Australians growing up on a diet of American film and TV, seeing their parade of chic and shocking school outfits can only ever bristle. Here, …

Education

Bots That Can Talk Will Help Us Get More Value from Analytics

Over the past few years, much has been made of the rise of big data. And yet research from TDWI states that at organizations where 50% of employees have access to business intelligence tools, only 20% of that group actually use them. Part of the problem is that systems are often hard to use. …

Artificial Intelligence

Don’t panic, but Google’s AI is now smarter than human doctors

Humanity’s relentless march towards a future where machines rule everything gained some ground today, as Google revealed that one of its fancy …

After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …