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September 15th, 2014 at 11:50 am

Seven Reasons Why the Value of Human Life is Increasing Exponentially

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Futurist Thomas Frey: What’s the value of a human life?

For some of you this is a very disconcerting question because it attempts to put a dollar value on a person, something we value in far different ways.

 

 

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September 8th, 2014 at 10:29 am

Top 7 facts about world migration

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Humans have been migrating around the planet in great numbers since they first left Africa 60,000 years ago. The advent of international borders certainly did not stop global migration. Although the percentage of the world’s people living outside of their birth countries has remained steady in recent decades, the world’s increasing population means that the sheer number of international migrants has never been higher.

 

 

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August 29th, 2014 at 9:43 am

How much time do students spend in classrooms worldwide?

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Does a greater number of years in school mean more learning?

When you compare education systems around the world to see what’s working and what isn’t, one of the metrics we often see is ‘school life expectancy.’  This is known as how many years students go to school. We most often assume that students go to school for at least 13 years (K-12), plus “some” college or post high school education in the U.S. In  schools in developing countries, we hear about children who can’t go to school past a young age (sometimes around 8 years old) because they need to make money for their family’s survival, because they don’t have the opportunity to do so, because of their gender, or because it would be dangerous or prohibitively expensive to do so.

 

 

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July 14th, 2014 at 7:53 am

OECD predicts global capitalism will collapse in 50 years

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a pro-establishment, pro-market thinking organization has released a report predicting a collapse in global economic growth rates, a rise in feudal wealth disparity, collapsing tax revenue and huge, migrating bands of migrant laborers roaming from country to country, seeking crumbs of work. They prescribe “flexible” workforces, austerity, and mass privatization.

 

 

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June 18th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

U.S. healthcare most expensive and worst performing in a new international ranking

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The origin of the phrase “You get what you pay for” – the origin of that phrase is sometimes attributed to the fashion mogul Aldo Gucci, who said, “The bitterness of low quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded.” But Americans get neither quality nor affordability when it comes to healthcare.

 

 

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May 20th, 2014 at 10:37 am

The Internet of Things will be a $290B market by 2017 that starts at home

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Internet of Things start in the home.

The Internet of Things is poised to be the next wave of technology to wash over Silicon Valley and it may create a $290 billion global market by 2017, building on past tech waves like mobile, software, personal computers and semiconductors.

 

 

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February 19th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Creating the God Globe

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Futurist Thomas Frey: In 1998, a column I wrote for The Futurist Magazine took issue with the state of computer displays. Viewing the vast and growing Internet through a little square box on our desk was, in my opinion, the equivalent of watching a baseball game through a knothole.

 

 

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January 16th, 2014 at 11:01 am

Top 10 predictions for Bitcoin in 2014

The use of Bitcoin will evolve beyond ‘store of value’ or ‘transactions’

There was a lot of speculation and excitement about Bitcoin in 2013. A good way to start 2014 is with a list of predictions for Bitcoin. These predictions are based on growth patterns of similar networks, the traction in various ecosystem activities last year, and conversations with various Bitcoin enthusiasts.

 

 

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December 23rd, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Top 13 Photos of the Week

Clearly Van Damme has inspired people everywhere to do a knockoff of his Volvo “splits” ad!

Quote of the Day:  ”The tax code is now nine times longer than the Bible, and not nearly as interesting.” – Rob Portman

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December 20th, 2013 at 10:46 am

Airbnb tops 10 million guest stays and 550,000 listed properties worldwide

Airbnb is a global marketplace where people can list space in their homes for rent.

How far has Airbnb come? More than 10 million people have stayed in Airbnb homes to date. This is a long way from the company’s early days when the founders hosted people on air mattresses in their apartment and basically went door-to-door to get traction.

 

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