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Industrial Revolution

Economic Growth and the Future of the Labour Market

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Conor McGlynn, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow Community Reducing unemployment has traditionally been essential to...

The 4th Industrial Revolution Is Coming: Hype or Reality?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 05.17.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

For better, or for worse, the fourth industrial revolution is indeed at the gates. Let us brace for what will be the most disruptive era in human history.

Why Bots Are the Next Industrial Revolution

Alyx Baldwin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Technology
Alyx Baldwin

Maybe it's an extreme version of our ego, but by creating intelligent beings perhaps we're not only questioning what it means to be human, but also showing how powerful and godlike we are.

Why Donald Trump's China-Bashing Makes No Sense

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

If the U.S. does not like the way China does business, it is of course free to do business somewhere else, but that would be a really bad idea for America.

Why It May Not Be 'Natural' To Sleep Eight Hours Each Night

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.06.2016 | Science

It's undeniable that we need proper sleep not only to maintain our physical and mental health but also to function in our everyday lives. We consider ...

The Next Big Thing: A Fifth Industrial Revolution

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

The Swiss mountain town of Davos has gone quiet. About a fortnight ago, however, it was abuzz with talk of the fourth industrial revolution: Robots, 3D-printed human organs, driverless cars. Soon it will be time to turn to another global confab, to celebrate India's preparations to embrace the first industrial revolution.

Take a Nature Break From Your Tech

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 01.11.2016 | Technology
Arthur Rosenfeld

In our formative stages, we human beings lived in an aboriginal state of tune with the horrors and favors, beauty and beasts of nature. The evolution of our brain and its attendant senses allowed us to survive, helped us to thrive, and finally potentiated our transformation into the dominant predator on the planet.

Why Countries Get Rich

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Nigel Barber

In A Farewell to Alms, economist Gregory Clark notes that the breathtaking increase in wealth in the modern world is due to steadily increasing wages ...

How the Third Industrial Revolution Can Transform France

Daniel Percheron | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Daniel Percheron

LILLE, France -- The Internet of Things and the path to the zero marginal cost society is already coming into being. Much remains to be implemented, but we can say for certain that a movement has been launched.

Troubleshooting Climate Change

Mike DeLeonardis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Mike DeLeonardis

We now stand at a crossroads. However unintentional, humans are responsible for climate change. It is time we own up to that and deal with the problem in earnest. For what we do today will forever determine our future trajectory. Could this crisis be the impetus that moves us to the next stage of civilization or to extinction?

The Third Industrial Revolution, Like Moore's Law, Is a Guide to the Future

J. Byron McCormick | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
J. Byron McCormick

Make no mistake -- a new future is being built. There will be winners. There will be losers. Nations will prosper. Nations will stumble. How quickly and well that future is built matters to our kids and grandkids and those of future generations unborn.

New Insight on Climate and Work Effort

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.05.2015 | Science
Nigel Barber

Historians and economists point to favorable climate as an advantage enjoyed by Europeans so that these countries developed early, became wealthier, and dominated the globe through innovation, military aggression, and trade.

6 New Rules Of Business For The Next Industrial Revolution

Alan Murray | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Alan Murray

The world is in the midst of a new industrial revolution. Fortune's Geoff Colvin has a fascinating piece that lays out what this means for modern companies. But for the time-pressed, here are my six big takeaways.

What History Reveals About the Climate-Population Link

John Seager | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
John Seager

While history may be a boring topic to some, I've always been fascinated by its ability to dictate the present. What we know, how we function, and where we live have all been shaped by historic moments--from an advancement in science, to the invention of a tool, or a pattern in human migration.

We're Experiencing the Greatest Reshuffling of Income Since the Industrial Revolution

Branko Milanovic | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Branko Milanovic

The period from the fall of the Berlin Wall to today is characterized by the rebalancing of the relative income positions of Asia and the West and the emergence of the "global middle class."

Pollution and Inequality: A Shared History

Nourish International | Posted 06.05.2016 | Green
Nourish International

It's important to realize how this line of thinking is still hugely influential today as developing nations remain prime targets for businesses looking to offload pollution and exploit cheap labor.

4 Ways Makers Are Changing the World

Tae Yoo | Posted 05.15.2016 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Hackathons, tech shops, makerspaces: These terms are increasingly prevalent in today's vernacular, and for good reason. They represent a burgeoning global movement with people of all ages developing, designing, and often marketing their creations.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Well, Are You Throwing Away 40 Percent of It?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

I'm not a sports fan. I just don't really get the whole organized, professional sports team thing, the fanaticism, caring who wins what, when, by how ...

A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.

Industrial Revolution 3.0

Ignacio Peña | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Ignacio Peña

The accelerated pace of life makes it difficult to take stock of the patterns drawn by deeper forces shaping the world. We marvel at amazing gadgets but we easily lose sight of the powerful industrial revolution that is gaining momentum.

Cities 3.0: How Cities Are Driving The Revitalization Of Our Nation

Kevin Johnson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Kevin Johnson

Cities 3.0 mayors are not sitting on our hands, waiting for the feds or someone else to solve our problems. We're embracing good ideas no matter where they come from, innovating to provide better services and building strong economies for the global marketplace.

The Heat Is On!

Anita Verma | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Anita Verma

People have probably heard more than enough about global warming -- whether it exists or doesn't -- but judging by the severity of storms over the past four months, no one can deny that 'something' is going on.

The Technology Revolution and Its Role in Our Lives

Angella Nazarian | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Angella Nazarian

The answer to "what do you want to be when you grow up?" may not exist for many of our young children today, as they will be working in jobs that have never been created before.

Global Warming: Blame the English

Keith Gaby | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

As we focus on what needs to be done, let's not forget how we got here. My tongue-in-cheek headline to this post aside, it's not a matter of blame, it's a matter of approaching the discussion with an understanding of the historical reality.

A Field Guide To Anti-Technology Movements, Past And Present

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

"Major anti-technology movements will be active in the U.S. and elsewhere by 2030," Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, predicted back ...