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The Challenges of Abundance

Many of us barely realize, but the abundance that our society is able to provide is creating problems that we have to address, similarly to how we have addressed problems of scarcity in the past. The most fundamental scarcity or abundance that we know and recognize readily is that of food. Humanity’s history has been …

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Cuba is waiting for the change

In a world that has decided to turn away from the experiment of planned economies, Cuba’s loyalty to the failed model kept its society in a state of suspended animation. Millions of people live lives that can’t fulfill their full potential. The lifting of the US embargo is not only going to bring Cuba into …

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Our mobile phones are empowering a new awareness of health and nutrition

Every generation of mobile phones gets richer with sensors and easier to use with smart software applications, enabling constant monitoring of fitness data, for better nutrition and healthier lifestyles. Recent applications in India will positively impact the lives of millions. It is a frequent criticism against technology that it only helps the wealthy, or those …

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The exponential growth of solar energy

The distributed and digital nature of photovoltaic solar energy is going to have profound social and economic effects as its adoption gets wider thanks to exponentially decreasing costs. Our society is strongly shaped by our energy sources. When we only had human or animal muscle power available, our societies were slave based: if I had …

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