Richard Feynman was a legend in scientific circles. One of the preeminent physicists of the 20th century—even other top minds considered him a magician—he is almost as well known for his jokes and pranks as he is for his groundbreaking discoveries. When Feynman was a young scientist, Eugene Wigner compared him to Paul Dirac, a giant at the time well known for his autistic qualities, saying...
The auto industry is racing to deliver on a grand vision for developing the “Connected Car” in which location technologies are integrated with relevant content to deliver a uniquely personalized online driving experience designed for those behind the wheel, as opposed to stationary users. Auto industry suppliers and telematics service providers recognize a huge opportunity…
The accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima have imperiled nuclear power’s rise worldwide. As Third Way’s Josh Freed illuminates in the latest Brookings Essay, the golden age of nuclear energy in the United States has passed. A flood of young engineers are exploring safer and cleaner nuclear energy technologies as the best option for powering the world. If the U.S. doesn’t invest in advanced nuclear, Freed argues, it’s inevitable that another country will
São Paulo brazil, the world’s 12 largest megacity, is in the middle of a major water shortage crisis. How serious? They’ve just tapped into their 2nd ‘technical’ reserve, and it’s estimated that this reserve will only last another 60 days. This marks the first time reserves have been used, which started 10 days ago, after […]
Imagine a world where urbanization and a desire for healthy living result in next-level products like pockets embedded with a silver-based, antimicrobial nanotextile that sanitizes your hands on the go, or pots and pans that broadcast your every pancake flip and soup stir, or a rewards card that measures your credibility and trust for the sharing economy.
Ground transportation is on the verge of major transformation.
Emerging technologies ranging from driverless cars and trucks, to ultra high-speed rail, and vacuum tube transportation networks are all creating an urgent need for a global solution.
Without something similar to the ICAO, it’s easy to envision three separate approaches to bridging the Bering Strait and the Darian Gap, one for roads, one for rail, and one for future tube transportation.
Rather than forcing three colossal bridge/tunnel projects to be built across environmentally sensitive areas, a single, all-inclusive approach would be far better.
For each of these current disconnects, and there are far more than the two that I’ve mentioned, it’s not a matter of “if” they will be built, but “when.” Here’s why.
Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States and former Google executive, wants every child to be able to code. That’s a sweeping but practical vision. If we’re teaching students the languages of letters and numbers to be able to speak, understand, and impact this world — math, science, technology, and code must be…
Nederland zal de komende decennia transformeren naar een nieuwe samenleving waarin de machtsverhoudingen zoals we die nu kennen radicaal zijn omgegooid. Dit is geen idealistisch vergezicht, maar de onontkoombare uitkomst van de kantelperiode waarin Nederland zich nu bevindt. In 'Verandering van tijdperk', het vervolg op de bestseller‘In het oog van de orkaan’, beschrijft Jan Rotmans ook de nieuwe sectoren onderwijs en financiën en geeft daarmee een compleet beeld van Nederland in transitie. Rode draad is dat alle maatschappelijke sectoren hun houdbaarheidsdatum naderen, omdat de mens niet langer centraal staat. Mensen ontwikkelen zelf alternatieven en voeren die uit. Samen vormen zij de beweging van onderop, essentieel voor de transitie naar een beter aangepaste samenleving en economie.
Much has been written about the new generation of entrepreneurs, who are transforming India’s business landscape. Some of them have come up against one of the most dehumanising social hierarchies of the country—the caste structure.