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17 años, 8 meses y 1 día. Juan Meléndez vivió casi dos décadas preso y enfrentó la pena de muerte luego de ser condenado por error Juan Roberto “Johnny” Meléndez Colón repite una y otra vez los números “17 años, 8 meses y 1 día”. No es para menos: fue el tiempo que pasó preso tras ser condenado a la pena de muerte por un crimen que no cometió. En el 2002, Meléndez Colón se convirtió en el reo número 99 (el total actual es de 140) en ser exonerado después de haber sido condenado a muerte en Estados Unidos. El gobierno tuvo que retractarse y liberarlo luego de que apareciera una grabación de un testigo que lo exoneraba del asesinato de un comerciante. Esta pieza de evidencia nunca se presentó durante el juicio efectuado en el estado de la Florida. “Lo más duro es decir que uno es inocente y que no le crean, y tú sabes que muchos lo dicen, pero yo era inocente.

Admit complexity: a few takeaways from MSF’s “Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed” « Find What Works. I snagged a free copy of a recent volume published by Médecins Sans Frontières (aka Doctors Without Borders).

Admit complexity: a few takeaways from MSF’s “Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed” « Find What Works

Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed: The MSF Experience is a series of case studies from a range of humanitarian contexts, combined with a few essays that take broader looks at how MSF’s approach has evolved over the years. The value of this book stems from the willingness of current and former MSF leaders to take a critical look at how they’ve dealt with incredibly difficult situations over the years. Here’s the meta-lesson I took away from it all: Admitting failure is for sissies. Let’s admit complexity instead. Much of the complexity discussed in the book arises from the politics of delivering aid. Even logistics gets political. Mondialisation. Diplomatie & Geostrategie. Newsroom - Calendar - Europe Day 2012 – 62nd anniversary of the Schuman Declaration.

La otra cara de la moneda: el rechazo 2.0. Are any of these the Web's next big thing? Internet start-up ventures ply their wares at LeWeb conference in ParisEntrepreneurs hope their innovations can match success of Twitter or FacebookInventions range from Wi-Fi bathroom scales to 3D instant messengers Paris, France (CNN) -- With more than 2,000 Internet movers and shakers, the LeWeb conference in Paris is an ideal spot for start-up ventures to hoping to attract the investment and attention that will propel them to Twitter or Facebook-style success.

Are any of these the Web's next big thing?

A series of stalls across the venue -- a giant arts complex converted from a disused morgue -- saw fresh-faced entrepreneurs demonstrating gadgets and applications they insisted will change the way we interface with the Internet. These might just be the inventions that everyone will be talking about next year or they could simply slip below the radar.

Either way, all will face the same question still being leveled at today's household names -- can they make money? True World Order Part 1. Why the future of work is play - TNW Industry. Is this what you look like right now?

Why the future of work is play - TNW Industry

You’re not alone. But it doesn’t have to be like that. On Friday at the annual PSFK conference in New York City, Founding Partner and CEO of Undercurrent, a digital strategy firm and author of Game Frame Aaron Dignan took the stage to discuss why the future of work is play. For years, society has polarized “play” and “work,” associating the former with laziness and the latter with grave importance. Observatoire International des Crises. Département des Études de la Prospective et des statistiques- Enquête sur les pratiques culturelles des Français.

The Future Of Work Is Play. Humans love games.

The Future Of Work Is Play

Just check the current news cycle for evidence: The Xbox 360’s sleek, new controller-free gaming device, Kinect, is the fastest-selling consumer electronic product ever. Future. The Blueprint for a New Civilization. Introducing Waysphere: Holonic Social Mapping for Human Beings. OECD – Your Better Life Index. Spain. How’s Life?


Spain performs favourably in several measures of well-being, and ranks close to the average or higher in several topics in the Better Life Index. Money, while it cannot buy happiness, is an important means to achieving higher living standards. In Spain, the average household net-adjusted disposable income is 22 847 USD a year, slightly less than the OECD average of 23 047 USD a year. But there is a considerable gap between the richest and poorest – the top 20% of the population earn more than six times as much as the bottom 20%. In terms of employment, around 58% of people aged 15 to 64 in Spain have a paid job, below the OECD employment average of 66%. Simulateur 2011 - Australie - Qui serez vous ? Où serez vous en 2011 ?

10 Deadliest Cities. Better World... Projetos. Noticias para Señales de los Tiempos mie, 18 jul 2012. Data Finder: WorldDevlopIndicators. Nanointervencionismo » Destaque » Instituto Millenium. Futuristfi. Futures Thinking.

Productivity Future Vision (2011) April 7-9, Belgrade, Serbia. World Clock. POODWADDLE WORLD CLOCKThe World Stats Counter (V 7.0) This minute 250 babies will be born, 100 people will die, 20 violent crimes will be reported, and the US debt will climb $1 million.

World Clock

What is going on in the world? Envisioning Development: What is Affordable Housing? I Do Not Want Mercy, I Want You To Join Me. Tim DeChristopher, who was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison and a $10,000 fine for 'disrupting' a Bureau of Land Management auction in 2008, had an opportunity to address the court and the judge immediately before his sentence was announced.

I Do Not Want Mercy, I Want You To Join Me

This is his statement:

Critical Thinking

Future Pearlers. Magazines & News. Future Analysis. Devices, Tools, Inventions. Fracture numérique : 25% des Français n’ont pas accès à Internet. L’Observatoire des Inégalités, organisme indépendant d’information et d’analyse sur les inégalités, a mis en ligne début mai 2012 un dossier sur la fracture numérique en France intitulé Technologies de l’information : des inégalités qui se réduisent avec des données, chiffrages et pourcentages issus du dernier rapport annuel du CREDOC : La diffusion des technologies de l’information et de la communication dans la société française (2011).

Fracture numérique : 25% des Français n’ont pas accès à Internet

L’organisme souligne des points-clés sur l’équipement et l’accès français à l’informatique, à l’Internet et aux outils connectés. Diminution des inégalités d’accès 85 % des Français possèdent un téléphone portable, 78 % ont un micro-ordinateur et 75 % sont équipés d’Internet à domicile. The Great Debate Contributors: Matt Ridley. The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves Matt Ridley turns from investigating human nature to investigating human progress.

The Great Debate Contributors: Matt Ridley

In The Rational Optimist Ridley offers a counterblast to the prevailing pessimism of our age, and proves, however much we like to think to the contrary, that things are getting better. Over 10,000 years ago there were fewer than 10 million people on the planet. Today there are more than 6 billion, 99 per cent of whom are better fed, better sheltered, better entertained and better protected against disease than their Stone Age ancestors. LROC Image Browser - wac_nearside.

The Rise of the New Global Elite - Magazine. Homepage. A conversation on What is the next big thing? MERIP Home. Open Society Foundations. David Brin's Existence will make you think about the future a whole new way. WHITE POPPIES FOR PEACE. World population densities mapped. National Geographic has a look at where and how we live: The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities.

World population densities mapped

Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations — like economic powerhouses China and India — have an especially wide range of incomes. But as the two most populous countries, both are lower middle class when income is averaged per capita. Complete Original '07 Zeitgeist With 2010 Updates by: Peter Joseph. Alternative Technology Association website. Write a Letter to the Future. But does it float. L'Observatoire des Tendances. Tomorrow is built today. The Future of Science 2021: A Multiverse of Exploration.

For the last year, my colleagues and I at Institute for the Future have been researching the future of science to identify big areas of science we think will have a transformative impact over the next decade. We read a lot of papers, conducted interviews, hosted an Open Science unconference, held an expert workshop with researchers from UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, UC Davis, SETI, and private industry, and spent many weeks synthesizing what we learned. The result is this map, titled "A Multiverse of Exploration: The Future of Science 2021. " You can click the image to see it larger or download the PDF (front and back) here. Marina Gorbis, Ariel Waldman, and I wrote it. The next 10 years will be very unlike the last 10 years. Future Shock. Domínio Público - Pesquisa Básica. Como se tornar um líder do século 21. 025: The Next Big Thing. Telecom - Infraestrutura de Telecomunicações terá 12,7 bilhões até 2015.

Home page - The Research Council of Norway. Knowledge Management and the Smarter Lawyer. Stand Up for Owners' Rights. If you buy something, you can do with it—and do away with it—as you want. Right? The digital age is challenging this most basic of expectations in a few ways, and EFF and its allies are on the lookout. The Supreme Court will soon review a court decision that, if upheld, could put handcuffs on our ability to sell digital goods, or even physical goods with copyrighted logos or artwork, simply because the goods were manufactured outside the U.S. RESPONSIBLE THINKING.

10 Questions for Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman.