Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug
09

Wealth Transformed

Throughout human history, material scarcity has been a constant driver of innovation and economic growth. Today the world knows material abundance far beyond what could have been imagined a few centuries ago, even while shortages, poverty and want remain a reality for many. But that may not always be the case. New technologies suggest that …

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Aug
05

James Hughes on Automation and Unemployment

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are James Hughes’ thoughts on one of the dangerous downsides of widespread automation: If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation that you would advise people to focus on, which one would …

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Aug
03

Natasha Vita-More on Personal Identity

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are Natasha Vita-More’s answers If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation that you would advise people to focus on, which one would that be? A stronger engagement with one’s personal …

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Aug
03

Bruce Katz on Neural Enhancement

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here Bruce Katz’ thoughts on neural enhancement: If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation (does not have to be the one we’re talking about Wednesday) that you would advise people to …

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Aug
02

Reality Transformed

There are some who seriously ask whether the universe we live in is the real universe or merely a simulation of some kind — something like the virtual world depicted in the Matrix. series of films. There are others who suggest that, even if we aren’t living in a simulation now, it might just be …

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Aug
02

Jime Elvidge on Human Destiny

We’re asking each of the participants in The World Transformed to give us their thoughts on one major coming transformation. Here are Jim Elvidge’s thoughts on human destiny If you were to pick just one current or coming transformation that you would advise people to focus on, which one would that be? Despite my core …

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