In my role with the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, I'm fortunate to spend a great deal of time in the company of change-makers, so I see firsthand just how possible world positive change is. In fact, it's already happening.
This week's HotTopic is an A4 piece of paper. It all started with a Chinese actress who posted a picture of her holding a piece of paper in the vertical position, hiding her waist. Thereby showing how thin her waist is.
Maybe artificial intelligence will not be the machines that disdainfully wipe us out, but instead, will be the long-awaited "little child" who finally leads our species out of its vicious cycles of violence, red in tooth and claw.
Anyone who attended New America and Arizona State University's "Future of War" conference and sought a clear vision of the future was in for disappointment. The picture that emerged from a fast-moving series of panels, interviews, and TED-style talks was one of muddled uncertainty.
You never got over the divorce. Your best friend betrayed you. Your kids hurt you. The boss gave the promotion to someone less deserving. Over the years the garbage heap of the past weighs you down. This is a serious problem. It's critical to let go of the past.