* How does Nature ¨thinks¨? What is the difference with human thinking? Where comes that difference from?* How forces neo-liberal economic behavior that is destructive for humans and nature? * How can we shift from classical Western habits of thinking in entities to thinking in relations between entities?
We got a list of twelve unrelated, parallel statements about the problems of global warming.
What to do with meaningless but well intended moral calls for action?
Having summarized existing approaches, could we escape from those and find fresh approaches to mitigate or even counteract the effects of climate change? Try to come up with at least three ¨escapes¨: alternative approaches to mitigate global warming.
If you think about mitigating Global Warming, and you are looking for creative solutions to, it may make sense to map out existing approaches.
You agree we need innovative thinking here, don´t you? To begin with: childish questions.
We came across, finally, a new approach to teach mathematics, science, and engineering by creating a culture of learning around inquiry, curiosity, and openness to failure. We discuss the principles behind the approach.
Of course, we could study intensively the different approaches to the ethical question of ¨Why should we bother about climate change?¨ that scholars have identified. But we believe that policymakers and responsible citizens must able to answer that question for themselves.
Ideas for innovative apps seem to be up for grabs.
It is a misunderstanding to think that the purpose of a creative thinking session is to come up with new ideas or innovative concepts. Nor is it the mere application of a creative thinking technique, however exotic it may be. What then?
To what extent are more subsystems involved than just the health care system in tackling the crisis? How are they built? What data they use? Is it taken into account that the spread of the virus, the measures that are taken by the government, and the reactions of the citizens form a complex dynamic system?
How was situation awareness built up in the Coronacrisis and how have(not) considered information multiplied the blundering into disaster?
Our hypothesis is that a lack of thinking skills among governments, health institutions and the population has seriously contributed to the spread of the Corona virus
One of our readers challenged us to simplify the process of applying Stratals as a creativity tool. A stratal is putting together a layer of unconnected, random statements or observations and looking at it as a whole. The purpose is to allow new ideas to materialize from evaluating the strata as a whole and not …
Throughout history stories have help shaped our minds, our ideas and actions. With the increasing acceleration in information and biotechnology we need better stories about future technological, social and economic developments. In this 21th century, ¨societal¨science fiction might be an important genre, if not the most important, to interprete the consequences of accelarating technological developments.
Have we failed to find justice and entered the Post-Truth Era? Our sense of justice may be out date, says Yuval Noah Harari. The problem is not with our morality, it is with implementing these values in the modern world - a complex global world. The numbers are identified as the underlying problem. Previously, the …
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In 1968, Dick Fosberry won a gold medal in high jumping at the Summer Olympics. Instead of diving with his belly over the bar and landing on his feet, he did it reverse, jumped over the bar with his back and landed on his back. Nearly two thousand years since the Olympics in Athens, mankind …
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 …
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 …