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NEXT: What if There Were Another Global Pandemic?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What if There Were Another Global Pandemic?

This year marks the centenary of the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919, a global pandemic that killed somewhere between 50 and 100 million people worldwide. The deaths caused by the Spanish Flu occurred at a time when the Earth’s population was under 2 billion, meaning upwards of 5 percent of the world’s population were killed by […]

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NEXT: What If Organizations Could Run Themselves?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What If Organizations Could Run Themselves?

Those who have been championing blockchain have imagined a myriad of applications beyond cryptocurrency. Recall that a blockchain is a kind of open, digital ledger that is being used to record and verify transactions, and is the technology that makes Bitcoin possible. There are advocates who wish to see blockchain used for other purposes, such […]

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NEXT: Redesigning Plants for Energy, Fuel, Light

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Redesigning Plants for Energy, Fuel, Light

Researchers at MIT recently unveiled a project where they inserted the enzyme that makes fireflies glow into a watercress plant. The result is a plant whose leaves glow for about four hours. At present, the glow produced is quite dim, but the engineers hope that via this technique they can convert the watercress into a […]

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NEXT: Tech That Generates Fake News

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Tech That Generates Fake News

The new ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra, was asked by Dutch interviewers recently to clarify statements he had made in 2015 that Dutch cities were in chaos because of “the Islamic movement.” “There are cars being burned. There are politicians that are being burned…And yes, there are no-go zones in the Netherlands,” he told […]

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NEXT: The Possibilities (and Threat) of Artificial Intelligence

David Staley David Staley NEXT: The Possibilities (and Threat) of Artificial Intelligence

I have been thinking a lot about the Neanderthals. Or, rather, what happened to the Neanderthals. Or, more specifically, whether or not our homo sapiens ancestors had anything to do with the extinction of the Neanderthals. For the longest time, the theory was that modern human beings arrived in Eurasia around 70,000 years ago, and […]

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