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Public-Private Partnerships and the 2014 Hunger Report - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

Public-Private Partnerships and the 2014 Hunger Report - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty | future | Scoop.it
As part of my work on the 2014 Hunger Report, Ending Hunger in America, I traveled to several parts of the country to talk with...

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Whereas tribalistic and collectivist societies do not distinguish between natural laws and social customs, so that individuals are unlikely to challenge traditions they believe to have a sacred or magical basis,

Lack of personal bonds, of strong family and clan relations, religious ceremony and rituals and traditions, the lack of conventional and legal tribal connections; creates estrangement, alienation and acrimony or apathy. Work and educational groups, social clubs, and civic activity is a weak substitute for primordial tribal passions

One of the most important books of the twentieth century, Karl Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies is an uncompromising defense of liberal democracy and a powerful attack on the intellectual origins of totalitarianism he attributes to personal isolation

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Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | future | Scoop.it
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Exploring new ideas, new approaches, new technologies—the edge of change. Future Tense analyses the social, cultural and economic fault lines arising from rapid transformation.

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Can humans survive the Anthropocene?

Can humans survive the Anthropocene? | future | Scoop.it
Has the human imprint become so large that it rivals the great forces of nature?
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David Grossman: Stop the Grindstone of Israeli-Palestinian Violence

David Grossman: Stop the Grindstone of Israeli-Palestinian Violence | future | Scoop.it
Israelis must choose peace with the Palestinians — or we’ll both keep circling the grindstone of violence.
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Guy Rundle

Guy Rundle has travelled around the world visiting 'maker-spaces' - spaces which are driving the new technology of 3D printing.
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Guy RundleWednesday 16 July 2014 12:05AM

3D printing is done by small desktop machines that construct everyday household items by building them up, layer by layer.

The process is incredibly cheap, and now these machines can even make copies of themselves.

Guy thinks this will lead to a revolution in the way we make things and in the way we work

Guy Rundle is Crikey's correspondent-at-large, and a frequent contributor to various journals and newspapers, including The Sunday Age.

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Doctors Without Borders on Ebola: We Have Reached Our Limits

Doctors Without Borders on Ebola: We Have Reached Our Limits | future | Scoop.it
The medical group treating Ebola patients in Africa says it can't keep up with emerging cases
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Headspace Releases New Version Of Its Meditation Platform | TechCrunch

Headspace Releases New Version Of Its Meditation Platform | TechCrunch | future | Scoop.it
Headspace is a web and mobile meditation platform that allows you to cram 10 to 60 minutes of calm and clarity into each day of your over-connected and..
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brain1.flv on Vimeo

there is a lot you need to know, and must learn to be an awake human being- clear out the trash, sleepwalking and focus on the realities, we are animals, our brains…
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Hydropower in your hand: New Russian battery promises go-go gadgets | Russia Beyond The Headlines

Hydropower in your hand: New Russian battery promises go-go gadgets | Russia Beyond The Headlines | future | Scoop.it
HandyPower’s new hydrogen-powered portable fuel cells can be used with various devices
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BBC World Service - The Documentary, The Education Revolution, Learning with Videos and Video Games

BBC World Service - The Documentary, The Education Revolution, Learning with Videos and Video Games | future | Scoop.it
Is technology transforming education for the better?
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WhWhat will the classroom of the future look like? Sarah Montague travels to Silicon Valley, home of the Khan Academy. The Khan Academy is an online teaching service whose mission is to provide a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere. In Bill Gates' view, it is "a radical rethinking of what it means to go to school". With 10 million users every month logging onto their online videos, Salman Khan - the Academy's founder - is arguably.at will the classroom of the future look like? Sarah Montague travels to Silicon Valley, home of the Khan Academy. The Khan Academy is an online teaching service whose mission is to provide a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere. In Bill Gates' view, it is "a radical rethinking of what it means to go to school". With 10 million users every month logging onto their online videos, Salman Khan - the Academy's founder - is arguably.

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With Farm Robotics, the Cows Decide When It’s Milking Time

With Farm Robotics, the Cows Decide When It’s Milking Time | future | Scoop.it
Farms in upstate New York and elsewhere are using automatic milkers that scan and map the underbellies of cows, extract the milk, and monitor its quality, without the use of human hands.
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The Gods of Times Square

The Gods of Times Square | future | Scoop.it
Times Square in Manhattan attracts all types - including zealots from all religions, who consider the space their concrete pulpit.
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The basic books of "all and everything" that can change your life - YouTube

The basic books of "all and everything" social relations - Education, Business, Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, sociology, humanities 1. )The Way ...
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Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials

Energy breakthrough uses sun to create solar energy materials | future | Scoop.it
In a recent advance in solar energy, researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible.
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Clive Hamilton

Clive Hamilton | future | Scoop.it
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Fact-Based, In-Depth News | Al Jazeera America

Fact-Based, In-Depth News | Al Jazeera America | future | Scoop.it
Al Jazeera America offers unbiased, fact-based, in-depth stories of U.S. and international news, including sports, business, lifestyle and investigative journalism
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Choosing Rebels Over Army, Iraqis Head Home

Choosing Rebels Over Army, Iraqis Head Home | future | Scoop.it
As many as 500,000 Iraqis fled Mosul after a militant group swarmed the city, many of them Sunnis who seemed less fearful of the group than their own government.
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The dangers of ignorance The US in there... the  lesson of vietnam  

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There are not enough resources to support the world's population

There are not enough resources to support the world's population | future | Scoop.it
We have reached a stage where the amount of resources needed to sustain the human population exceeds what's available, argues Professor John Guillebaud.
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PROGRAM HOMEPAST PROGRAMSFEATURESSUBSCRIBEABOUT USCONTACT USThere are not enough resources to support the world's populationTuesday 10 June 2014 12:42PMJohn GuillebaudIMAGE: AN OVERCROWDED TRAIN TRANSPORTS MUSLIM DEVOTEES RETURNING FROM THE WORLD MOSLEM CONGREGATION NEAR DHAKA, BANGLADESH. (MUFTY MUNIR/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

The world's population is now well over seven billion and growing. We have reached a stage where the amount of resources needed to sustain our population exceeds what is available, argues Professor John Guillebaud from University College London.

 

Many years ago, as a second year medical student, I attended a lecture on human population by my tutor at Cambridge, Colin Bertram. He argued as a biologist that relentless population increase by any species is always ultimately unsustainable; numbers increase to the limits of the carrying capacity of their environment and when they overshoot this, their numbers always collapse. If we allow unremitting population growth to continue we humans cannot escape the same fate; however cleverly we might adapt to all the different environments on earth, we only have one finite planet to live on and 70 per cent of it is salt water, and half of the remainder is desert, mountain, icecap or fast-disappearing forest.

Dr Bertram’s lecture startled me and established the direction of my medical career. I felt some guilt that doctors had inadvertently caused the population problem through vastly better death control while birth rates remained high. I decided that, as an about-to-be doctor, I should try to restore balance, and what more appropriate medical specialty could there be than family planning? So I arranged higher training in gynaecology (specialising in hormonal and intrauterine contraception) and also in surgery (hence my career total of 5000 vasectomies and ongoing research into a new male pill).

On a finite planet sustainability is not an option, it’s just a matter of how it is achieved. Will the imbalance be corrected by literally billions of deaths or by fewer births?

JOHN GUILLEBAUD

None of us in those days was worried specifically about climate change. As we’ve just been reminded by the 

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A Vision of the Future From Those Likely to Invent It

A Vision of the Future From Those Likely to Invent It | future | Scoop.it
In a series of interviews, seven people who are driving this transformation provided a glimpse into the not-too-distant future
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Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | future | Scoop.it
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The List - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The List - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | future | Scoop.it
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http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/thelist/

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Peter Pflaum - Google+

Peter Pflaum - Google+ | future | Scoop.it
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If human behavior could be scientifically established - then the 1000's of theories and special causes could be reduced to evidence based laws. (human nature) then all organized activity - education, military, business, religion, even unorganized politics and marketing, could come to common understandings of the basics, groups and tribes, old id, libido and ego and superego, leadership, science and magic, relationships - peace and war  

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