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The $100 trillion opportunity: The race to provide banking to the world’s poor

September 29th, 2019 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

Two years ago, Amylene Dingle lived with her husband and 7-year-old daughter in Payatas, an impoverished Manila neighborhood with the largest open dump site in the Philippines. Her husband worked on the security staff in a government building, earning 4,000 pesos a week, the equivalent of $80. She had always wanted to start a business, […]



The remarkable legacy of Edward Cornish, founder of the World Future Society

August 27th, 2019 at 9:32 am » Comments Off

Edward S. Cornish, journalist and futurist association founder, dies at 91 Edward Seymour Cornish, founder and first president of the World Future Society and editor of its magazine, The Futurist, died August 14, 2019. He was 91. A longtime Maryland resident (Bethesda and Rockville), Cornish had been living at Olney Assisted Living in Olney, Md., […]



Robert Downey Jr. announces footprint coalition to clean up the world with advanced tech

June 15th, 2019 at 1:15 pm » Comments Off

   Robert Downey Jr. used his part of the opening keynote for Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas Tuesday evening to announce the launch of a new organization that is committed to using advanced technologies for the good of the environment. The Footprint Coalition, as the group is called, is scheduled to officially launch by […]



Inspiring woman invents refugee tents that collect rainwater and store solar energy

June 12th, 2019 at 10:16 am » Comments Off

    Since 2011, the Syrian Civil War created one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters in the world, with an estimated number of 13.5 million Syrians internally displaced or are refugees outside Syria, according to the United Nations. Facing the difficulty of finding basic shelter and a home to live in, award-winning Jordanian-Canadian architect Abeer […]



Tech giant brings software to a gun fight

June 8th, 2019 at 10:43 am » Comments Off

Business-software giant Salesforce instituted a new policy barring retail customers from using its technology to sell semiautomatic weapons and some other firearms. SAN FRANCISCO — On its website, Salesforce.com touts retailer Camping World as a leading customer of its business software, highlighting its use of products to help sales staff move product. A Camping World […]



More tigers now live in cages than in the wild.

May 18th, 2019 at 12:18 pm » Comments Off

They’ve been farmed,butchered, sold — commodified. We joined this man on his obsessive quest to expose the traffickers. THA BAK, Laos — He was up there somewhere, at the top of the hill, the man Karl Ammann had come to see. It would soon be night. The forest was all shadows and sounds. Ammann had driven […]



German inventors develop bracelet to test drinks for date-rape drugs

April 17th, 2019 at 1:07 am » Comments Off

Inventors in Germany have developed a bracelet aimed at combatting a fear of many clubbers — drink spiking. Kim Eisenmann and Sven Häuser’s “Xantus” bracelet only needs a drop of liquid to be applied to tell if it contains traces of “date rape drugs” — substances put in a person’s drink to incapacitate them. The […]



This 61-year-old woman just gave birth to her own granddaughter

April 8th, 2019 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

 Matthew Eledge and Elliot Dougherty of Omaha, Nebraska, needed a surrogate to carry their baby. They never expected she would turn out to be Matthew’s mother. When Matthew Eledge and his husband, Elliot Dougherty, told Matthew’s mother, Cecile, that they were planning to start their family, Cecile thought fondly of her own parental journey. She’d […]



Volvo’s next step in car safety: Intervening in dangerous driving

March 30th, 2019 at 1:45 am » Comments Off

Volvo hopes to tackle speeding, distraction and intoxication with tech. Jake Holmes mugshot BY JAKE HOLMES MARCH 20, 2019 5:20 PM PDT 0 Twelve years ago, Volvo senior technical advisor for safety Jan Ivarsson announced Vision 2020. The bold plan dreamed of a world where, by 2020, nobody would be killed or seriously hurt in […]



From coworking to a smart city.

January 2nd, 2019 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

This year is the 10th anniversary of my decision to devote myself to the creation of the models of social changes. After banging my head against the wall, trying to scale the default coworking business model, I realized that only city-wide catalyst models such as smart city can survive and are ones of the pillars […]



Sundar Pichai of Google: ‘Technology doesn’t solve humanity’s problems’

November 18th, 2018 at 3:50 pm » Comments Off

Growing up in India, he slept on the floor of a house without a refrigerator. Today, the chief executive is steering Google through the most turbulent period in its history. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, last week.CreditCreditErik Tanner for The New York Times Google is facing more challenges today than at any time in its […]



We need Elon Musk much more than he needs us

November 5th, 2018 at 10:11 am » Comments Off

Heroes are not created equal. Most people recognize the name Sully Sullenberger, but far fewer can tell you what Alan Turing did during World War II. Fewer still could tell you that Turing was chemically castrated because he was gay, and committed suicide shortly thereafter. But thanks for bringing one of the most horrifying wars […]



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