to China with Mike Rana - Part II
by Mike Rana
Creative Head & Founder, eFingertip, Consultant Social Networking
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Recently I took an awesome trip to China. It was a bit perilous for
an enfeebled and recuperating sick man, vegetarian and non-speaker of
the language, and a complete novice at using the chop sticks. After
return now ......
of the world - put pressure on the United Nations! by Christer Nylander
(...) Let me summarize. With the DOCP it is feasible to upgrade the
inner drivers of change in every human whatever their conditions or
starting level, and simultaneously respect equal value of all human
beings. When upgrading inner drivers of change, the decision-making
ability of policymakers will gradually increase, and the political support
from the population will grow, as will the capacity for self-governing.
The model permits a high level of democracy, making it possible......
Future Now Show:
Global Marketplace with Hardy F Schloer
Sometimes changes creep
up on us. Will humans evolve into cyborgs? Well, if you think about
how much you do through your smartphone, and how you rely on it to communicate
(without speech, in general), and to make things happen in your life,
then perhaps much of the transition to cyborg is already behind us and
we just need the final touches to the interface (chip in the brain etc.).
And what about the way we interact with the internet to get the goods
we want? It is argued here that the internet-based marketplace is evolving
(and AI will accelerate this) into a reactive entity where the needs
and desires of people actively and rapidly affect what is offered, even
what is made. Suggestive of the merging of the human mind (or minds)
with computers. It makes one wonder where do the boundaries lie?
. - Paul Holister......
Intelligence of Plants
What has now begun to be
discovered is that the mycorrhizal fungi dont surround just one
tree. By using radioactive trace elements, the researchers were able
to show that nutrients were being passed by the fungi between different
species of trees over a large area. The trees that were not so good
in the winter, like aspens, were being given food manufactured by the
conifers, which do much better in winter, and vice versa. So the fungus
is actually helping to distribute food amongst forest trees so that
they all benefit at the right time. - National Geographic ......
about the Future:
Palgrave Studies of Sustainable Business in Africa
New EU Commission transport modernisation initiatives
Block Research Group
The Block Research Group
(BRG) at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich focuses
on several core areas, including analysis of masonry structures, graphical
analysis and design methods, computational form finding and structural
design, discrete element assemblies, and fabrication and construction
technologies. The central goals of our geometry-based approach are ......
by Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra
Are plants intelligent?
Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings?
Or are they passive, incapable of independent action or social behavior?
Philosophers and scientists have pondered these questions since ancient
Greece, most often concluding that plants are unthinking and inert:
they are too silent, too sedentary -- just too different from us. Yet
discoveries over the past fifty years have challenged these ideas, shedding
new light on the extraordinary capabilities and complex interior lives
of plants. ......
Rail Rapid Transit
According to CRRC, ART uses
rubber wheels on a plastic core instead of steel wheels. Its also
equipped with the companys copyrighted technology to automatically
guide the vehicles. It carries the advantages of both rail and bus transit
systems and is agile and non-polluting, ......
Briefings with Lise Voldeng
Portrait: Jane McGonigal
"My #1 goal in life
is to see a game designer nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Ive
forecast that this will happen by the year 2023. Of course, its
not enough to just forecast the future Im also actively