Trend 1: The world is getting more integrated.
Trend 2: The global population is getting older.
Trend 3: Next-generation technology will enter the global market place.
Trend 4: Emerging economies will drive global economic growth.
Trend 5: Systemic risks are a threat to globally integrated companies.
Trend 6: Global governance [...]
And, crucially, it [FireChat] doesn’t need the Internet to work. It connects users directly to each other through their phone’s wi-fi or Bluetooth.
Firechat is, in the word of Stanislav Shalunov, “an electronic megaphone, that’s more resilient and goes further” than other tools. Shalunov is a co-founder and CTO of OpenGarden, the startup behind Firechat.
But in order to achieve this goal of a soft, liberated citizenry, the left will have to dominate and to control more of society—a tendency that is already in evidence, Williamson argued.
“At some point we’re going to have to really face in a very difficult way that we’re dealing with a really naked, aggressive [...]
The rise of the Islamic State, Hamas aggression against Israel, Russia’s revanchism in Eastern Europe and China’s territorial assertion in the Pacific have ended the most recent spell of U.S. isolationist delusion. Disparate in nature, these international crises share common features: exploitation of perceived U.S. weakness and repudiation of an international system [...]
US Secretary of State John Kerry has placed climate change on the top of world agenda, alongside Ebola and Isis, saying it has an immediacy that people have come to understand.
In remarks to foreign ministers of the 20 biggest economies, Kerry said climate change should be at [...]
As a species, we don’t seem to cotton to facts—especially when it comes to Jews
Some years ago, I was seated at dinner next to a British law professor, whom my husband, also a law professor, had invited to a conference that he’d organized. The conversation soon turned, as conversation often does among professional intellectuals, [...]
In a eyebrow-raising 4,000-word exposé, “Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks” published in the New York Times on September 7, Eric Lipton, Brooke Williams and Nicholas Confessore look into the novel issue of foreign governmental financing for American think tanks.
The trio [...]
Recent events in Israel and Gaza prove that the winning-hearts-and-minds approach to ending wars and insurrections has the same success rate as getting rain by praying for it. If it were indeed the key to victory, armies would have exchanged their weapons for public relations kits ages ago.
The ancient Persians conquered the Babylonians, and [...]
Tetlock published his conclusions in 2005, in a subtle and scholarly book, Expert Political Judgment. He found that his experts were terrible forecasters. This was true in both the simple sense that the forecasts failed to materialise and in the deeper sense that the experts had little idea of how confident they should be in [...]
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