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There’s a retirement crisis in America where most will be unable to afford a ‘solid life’

April 10th, 2019 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

The three “legs” of the retirement “stool” (private savings, pensions, and Social Security) are all in dire shape. At Vanguard, the median 401(k) account value for an investor age 65 and older is a measly $58,035. After looking at the data, the Saint Louis Fed concluded: “It could be worrisome that, for many American households, […]



Top 10 technology trends transforming Humanity beyond cyberspace, Geospace and Space

April 7th, 2019 at 12:54 am » Comments Off

Human interest in exploring the unknowns has always been universal and enduring. While, over the years, the nature of exploration has changed fundamentally, humans have always been keen to explore the unknown and discover new worlds: be it beyond our geographical boundaries, new trade routes, lands, or opportunities in cyberspace, geospace, and space (CGS). In […]



What are the values that drive decision making by AI?

April 7th, 2019 at 12:36 am » Comments Off

A screen shows a demonstration of SenseTime Group Ltd’s SenseVideo pedestrian and vehicle recognition system in Beijing, China, on Friday 15 June 2018. Moral technology Self-driving cars don’t drink and medical AIs are never overtired. Given our obvious flaws, what can humans still do best? A five-year-old boy is helping his grandmother cook by cutting […]



Earth’s magnetic north pole has officially moved

March 27th, 2019 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

This map shows the new location of the magnetic North Pole (the white star). NOAA NCEI/CIRES Earth’s magnetic North Pole has drifted so fast that authorities have had to officially redefine the location of the magnetic North Pole. The extreme wandering of the North Pole caused increasing concerns over navigation, especially in high latitudes. Earth’s […]



Book sales are up this year over last year, and physical books are thriving

January 21st, 2019 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

It’s a tale as old as time, or, at least, the internet: None of us are reading any more, the physical book is dead, Amazon has killed the independent bookstore, and it’s all only going to get worse. But this year, the story looks like just that—a fiction. We are buying books—especially the kind with […]



Is our current banking system doomed?