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A Scientist Predicts the Future

A Scientist Predicts the Future | cool stuff from research |

When making predictions, I have two criteria: the laws of physics must be obeyed and prototypes must exist that demonstrate “proof of principle.” I’ve interviewed more than 300 of the world’s top scientists, and many allowed me into laboratories where they are inventing the future. Their accomplishments and dreams are eye-opening. From my conversations with them, here’s a glimpse of what to expect in the coming decades:

Via Pierre Tran
Teresa Lima's curator insight, January 10, 2014 4:38 AM


I think the future is unpredictable, and no one  can predict the future!

Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:38 AM

Predicción científica del futuro, esto es un tema a leer por lo menos.

Jesús Martinez's curator insight, January 18, 2014 8:07 AM

add your insight...

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Why Curation Is Important for Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons, Tools and Resources

Why Curation Is Important for Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons, Tools and Resources | cool stuff from research |

Is Curation the new search?  Robin Good proposes that it is.  I believe that we do trust some people more than some algorithms.  This is a very interesting article about how curation can shape education.  


Robin Good: Content curation will play a major role both in the way we "teach" and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.


This article, builds up over my recent presentation on Content Curation for Education that I delivered at Emerge2012 virtual conference.


In that presentation I claimed that the adoption of "curation approaches" will directly affect the way competences are taught, how textbooks are put together, how students are going to learn about a subject, and more than anything, the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.


If we learn not by memorizing facts, but by collaborating with others in the creation of a meaningful collection-explanations of specific topics/issues/events then, for the first time in history, we can enrich planetary knowledge each time we take on a new learning task.


And it's already happening.


Yes, we are only at the very early stages, but, in my humble opinion, there are enough signs and indications that this is not going to be something marginal.


In this article I outline ten key factors, already at work, which, among others, will very likely pave the way for a much greater and rapid adoption of curation practices in the educational / academic world.


Full article:


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, August 9, 2012 9:41 AM
Thanks Robin!
I scooped your article one hour ago! :-)
Ken Morrison's comment, August 10, 2012 4:15 AM
Thank you for the rescoop. If your aren't following him already, I highly suggest following Robin Good's topics on here. There is some great information about wise curation there. Good luck to you :)
Ken Morrison's comment, August 17, 2012 8:26 AM
Thank you for the rescoop. I appreciate your sites. Your 4th Era one was one of the first that I began following.
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Ask Ray | Thoughts on the consequences of the elimination of aging | KurzweilAI

Ask Ray | Thoughts on the consequences of the elimination of aging | KurzweilAI | cool stuff from research |

What if humans were to completely eliminate the process of aging in, say, the next ten or twenty years (probably before the technological singularity)?

What would be the worldwide consequences of such a development? Would the elimination of aging, and thereby the elimination of death, ultimately, have good or bad consequences?



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Scott Baldwin's comment, April 10, 2013 12:25 AM
Well, I hate to suggest such horrible expectations, but I fear that the following would occur, over time: Overpopulation, insurmountable taxing of natural resources, mounting tensions leading to unbridled war, and more death than what happened naturally prior to the elimination of aging. I suspect that the only thing that could prevent these inevitabilities would be the development of space travel sufficient to reduce earth's bio-load, and the massive reduction of our collective carbon footprint by emerging green technology.
Scott Baldwin's comment, April 10, 2013 1:33 AM
Holy smokes, I did not click through to the actual article and the other responses, but it seems there are some similar thoughts.