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Big Tech Should Take the Lead on Climate Change—Here’s Why

Big Tech Should Take the Lead on Climate Change—Here’s Why At Collision, which calls itself “North America’s fastest-growing tech conference,” former United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres threw down a challenge to tech titans: move the world from incremental to exponential action on climate change. The digital tech sector is the wild card in fossil-fuel…
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New Evidence That the World Really Is Getting Better

New Evidence That the World Really Is Getting Better If you allow your perception of humanity to be shaped by the news, it is easy to lose sight of the narrative of human progress. Struggling democracies, suicide epidemics, climate change, and acts of violence are among the daily headlines that continue to overwhelm us with…
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How ‘Cultural Evolution’ Can Give Us the Tools to Build Global-Scale Resilience

How ‘Cultural Evolution’ Can Give Us the Tools to Build Global-Scale Resilience There’s an unsettling premise at the heart of Joe Brewer’s life’s work. Brewer is a change strategist dedicated to ensuring a thriving global civilization exists 100 years from now—and he believes this is becoming less likely every year. There’s rising instability in our…
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What Global Challenges Will We Solve With Exascale Supercomputers?

What Global Challenges Will We Solve With Exascale Supercomputers? Though nearly seventy percent of Earth’s surface is comprised of water, only three percent is considered fresh and drinkable—and most of that striking minority is trapped in glaciers or polar ice caps. Juxtapose the dearth of natural drinking water with the disquieting realization that nearly a…
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Why the World Is Still Getting Better—and That’s Likely to Continue

Why the World Is Still Getting Better—and That’s Likely to Continue If you read or watch the news, you’ll likely think the world is falling to pieces. Trends like terrorism, climate change, and a growing population straining the planet’s finite resources can easily lead you to think our world is in crisis. But there’s another…
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