The Knowledge Illusion – 21st Century Challenges

Providing people with more facts is not going to improve making sense of the world. Instead, we need to look of other solutions to break the hold of groupthink.

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Quintessentially Me – Student 2050

In "Education - 21 Century Challenges" about "What should we teach children?" we posed two additional questions: What advice should young people follow? Who or where should they turn for advice when adults' wisdom may only be outdated biases? We suggested two (visual)  approaches; one that departs from the current situation and one that departs from... Continue Reading →

Medical Stalking

This is the third post in the series “21st Century Challenges” about Who Owns Your Medical Data?. In the first post, we discussed the following: In the future, Big Data algorithms and biometric sensors may detect and diagnose a disease before we have started to notice any discomfort or signs. But would you like your insurance... Continue Reading →

A Totally Misused Concept: the Average

In our Thinkibility nibble What Is An Interesting Book? we suggested that books with intellectual value should be categorized by the publisher into categories: Mainstream Improvement Criticism Provocation and Alternatives We propose a strong candidate for category 4: Provocation and Alternatives: The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness Subversive Dispels a... Continue Reading →

Intensive Human Farming – Thinkibility Nibble

The success of industrial food production has been obtained by applying principles of scientific management, a theory of management that analyzes and synthesizes workflows. Its main objective is improving economic efficiency, especially labour productivity. It was one of the earliest attempts to apply science to management,and when applied to food production it has resulted in intensive... Continue Reading →

Key Performance (mis) Indicators

Key Performance Indicators are meant to keep an organisation on track. By measuring the performance over time, you are able to look at deviations and to take measures. As Wikipedia defines it: A  key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of performance measurement. An organization may use KPIs to evaluate its success, or to evaluate the... Continue Reading →

My Portfolio – Thinkibility Nibble

Artificial intelligence is spreading its wings and artificial identity and personality is here. Your Tweets may contain advertisements that are generated by keywords used in the Tweet. You may not be thrilled about the idea of artificial identities and resumes but not exploring the topic is not the solution. Sures Kumar has created Pro-Folio,  the... Continue Reading →

Robots, Evolution and Emotions

Can a robot evolve? Or is it chained to the insides of a program? Names like Incher, Jitter and Wings, hit that the robots may not be simply ordinary robots.  The Cornell Creative Machines Lab has designed a program within which simulated robots "build" themselves out of cubes of virtual muscles and bones. They provided... Continue Reading →

World Thinkers’ Ideas – Creative Machines

Robots are machines that are programmed to perform tasks. Can a robot be creative? And how can you use robots as inspiration for new insights. Driven by a desire to build a scientist smarter than himself, Jürgen Schmidhuber decided to become an artificial intelligence expert.  He believes that our dominated place as creativity experts may... Continue Reading →

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