Medical Data: Stagnant Law and Blocking Technology

In an earlier post in the series "21st Century Challenges" about Who Owns Your Medical Data? 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 company to tell you to stop …

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Circular Economy and Problems with More-of-the-Same Approach to Thinking

The circular economy is a concept has gained in tremendously in popularity in recent years. The circular economy model is described as a pragmatic win-win solution. Almost a magical fix to our environmental problems. The overall aim is to use closed-loop  production to ensure that resources are in play for as long as possible. Our …

Thinkibility Olympics

What If there would be Olympic Games  in which thousands of thinkers from around the world participate in a variety of competitions? It would definitelety differ from TED-talks or Edge-papers that are basically unilaterally spreading novel ideas and insights in a non-competitive way. In an Olympic Games for Thinkers participants compete in thinking skills. But it is …

Very Good, Though Female

In many business competitions out of ten people short-listed, there is just one woman- frequently  out of over 1000 applicants to the competition. What is going wrong here?  Why is it that business ideas presented by women are not chosen as winners? There are many examples of discrimination of females. like in the workplace (the wage gap, the glass ceiling effect), …