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Britain’s Most Hated Bank is Rolling Out a Robot Teller That Shows Empathy. Why psychedelic drugs might help cure anxiety and addiction, explained in 50+ studies. A New Generation of Transhumanists Is Emerging. A new generation of transhumanists is emerging.

A New Generation of Transhumanists Is Emerging

You can feel it in handshakes at transhumanist meet-ups. You can see it when checking in to transhumanist groups in social media. You can read it in the hundreds of transhumanist-themed blogs. This is not the same bunch of older, mostly male academics that have slowly moved the movement forward during the last few decades. Doctor Anjali Ramkissoon is 'ashamed' of Uber driver attack. The young doctor who made headlines last week when she was caught on camera attacking an Uber driver appeared on live television to apologize for her drunken tantrum.

Doctor Anjali Ramkissoon is 'ashamed' of Uber driver attack

Since video of the scene she made in a Miami street after a night out went viral, Dr Anjali Ramkissoon has been put on paid administrative leave from the Jackson Health Systems, where she is a fourth-year neurology resident. She appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning to explain what led her to snap that night, and apologize publicly for her actions. Cyborg Buddha: James Hughes on Transhuman Enlightenment. Podcast: Play in new window | Download We are entering an era where increasingly, a single individual can have a major impact on the world.

Cyborg Buddha: James Hughes on Transhuman Enlightenment

New technologies are constantly being developed. Passer par la réalité virtuelle pour atteindre l’empathie. Faire sa digital detox : quelle bonne idée ! Digital Detox® LLC. - Disconnect to Reconnect. Les extraits marquants de l'exhortation apostolique du Pape sur l'amour dans la famille. EXTRAITS - Retrouvez des passages de l'exhortation apostolique post-synodale du pape François, publiée ce vendredi.

Les extraits marquants de l'exhortation apostolique du Pape sur l'amour dans la famille

Le pape François ouvre la porte de la communion à certains divorcés remariés. VIDÉO - Le Souverain pontife prévient toutefois dans le document intitulé La joie de l'amour, publié ce vendredi, que cette ouverture pastorale en cas d'échec n'a rien d'automatique ni ne justifie le divorce.

Le pape François ouvre la porte de la communion à certains divorcés remariés

C'est officiel maintenant. Le pape François entrouvre une porte de l'église qui était jusque-là fermée aux divorcés-remariés. The Compassion Revolution — How Society Is Designed To Crush Empathy. Chloe Papas is a writer, journalist and prodigious eater based in Perth. chloepapas Approx 8 minute reading time In a time where self-care is considered paramount and we are taught to look after number one, Roman Krznaric sticks out like a sore thumb.

The Compassion Revolution — How Society Is Designed To Crush Empathy

The philosopher and writer believes that empathy, rather than self-preservation, will change the world and get us through the cold, dark nights. How Corporations Will Use Artificial Empathy to Sell Us More Shit. Empathy is a tricky business.

How Corporations Will Use Artificial Empathy to Sell Us More Shit

The range and complexity of human emotion makes it difficult, if not impossible, to ever really understand how someone else is feeling. The Values Revolution: Embedding Empathy in the New Economy. Much has been written about how our economy is changing, particularly in light of the digital revolution.

The Values Revolution: Embedding Empathy in the New Economy

This economy is defined by entirely new ways of organizing and working together, by an energizing sense of possibility, and by a seemingly insatiable thirst for problem solving. The Key to Human History: Ultrasociality? Art%253A10.1186%252Fs12910 015 0080 2. How Widening Economic Inequality Could Shake The Whole World. ​Sleep Tech Will Widen the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor. It’s easy to blame politicians and greedy corporations for the growing gap between the rich and poor, but some say it’s actually sleep technology that will spark the class war of the future.

​Sleep Tech Will Widen the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor

Some experts believe that sleep reduction gadgets will intensify the planet’s income inequality problem, because only wealthy people will be able to afford them and can spend those extra waking hours working, making the rich even richer. In the next 20 years, military leaders will unlock the secret to needing only two hours of sleep a night, using a “combination of devices and chemicals,” predicted Marcelo Rinesi of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Rinesi predicts that once scientists work out the glitches and reduce negative side effects, the productivity-boosting machines will become available to civilians. Why Résumés Contribute to Discrimination at Work. Résumés feel like a necessary evil: Sure, reading and writing them entails a lot of drudgery, but at least they're an objective way to show off your qualifications, or to judge someone else’s.

Why Résumés Contribute to Discrimination at Work

Except maybe they aren’t. The problem is human bias. As a pile of psychological evidence has now shown, our species has a very tough time judging people “objectively.” We get swayed in ways we aren’t always aware of, by whether someone’s name or credentials ring certain bells with regard to race, class, or prestige in general — stuff that might not always have much of a bearing on their actual work performance. As many studies have shown, résumés with identical experience but names that “sound” white versus black, to take one example, can yield different levels of job-search success. Soonsoonsoon. New social contracts. Population mondiale : des estimations revues à la hausse.

Note de veille, 12 janvier 2016 Depuis 1951, à intervalles plus ou moins réguliers, la Division de la population des Nations unies (DPNU) publie, pour chacun de ses États membres et divers regroupements de ceux-ci, des estimations et des perspectives de population. La révision 2015 [1] constitue le 24e exercice du genre et, comme les révisions 2010 et 2012, elle a 2100 pour horizon temporel. Au fil du temps, la méthodologie des perspectives de la DPNU s’est formidablement complexifiée, mais elle n’en privilégie pas moins le même postulat de ressemblance selon lequel l’évolution démographique d’un pays est fonction de son évolution passée et des évolutions suivies par tous les pays plus avancés que lui sur la voie de la transition démographique [2].

Graphique 1 — Population du monde, estimée depuis 1950 et projetée jusqu’en 2100 selon les variantes basse, médiane et haute des révisions 2010, 2102 et 2015 des Perspectives des Nations unies. Le kibboutz urbain renoue avec les idéaux d’Israël. Symbole d’Israël, le kibboutz est en mutation. Hier agricoles et rurales, ces communautés socialistes sont partout en voie de privatisation. Et les colonies en proposent une version néo-sioniste radicalisée dans les territoires palestiniens.

Mais un mouvement nouveau, le kibboutz urbain, propose un retour aux sources. Technology without capacity pretty useless, study finds. Social media and SMS platforms are often promoted as tools to collect feedback from disaster affected populations and to increase accountability and transparency. While that sounds good on paper (and allows you to tick the “innovation” checkbox on your donor proposal), the question is: does it actually work?

Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Timo Luege The Humanitarian Technologies Project, a joint research project led by four universities, has taken 18 months to look at how humanitarian agencies used digital communication technologies to communicate with people following Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Drug Overdoses Propel Rise in Mortality Rates of Young Whites. Photo Drug overdoses are driving up the death rate of young white adults in the United States to levels not seen since the end of the epidemic more than two decades ago — a turn of fortune that stands in sharp contrast to falling death rates for young blacks, a New York Times analysis of death certificates has found. The rising death rates for those young white adults, ages 25 to 34, make them the first generation since the Vietnam War years of the mid-1960s to experience higher death rates in early adulthood than the generation that preceded it.

The Times analyzed nearly 60 million death certificates collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1990 to 2014. Le froid, « vaccin » contre les agressions de la vie. Les 62 personnes les plus riches au monde possèdent autant que les 3,5 milliards les plus pauvres. Le patrimoine cumulé des 1 % les plus riches du monde a dépassé l’an dernier celui des 99 % restants, selon une étude de l’ONG britannique Oxfam réalisée à l’approche du forum économique mondial de Davos (Suisse), et publiée lundi 18 janvier. Le service civique universel, une promesse présidentielle non tenue. Le Monde.fr | • Mis à jour le | Par Eric Nunès « Il n’y a rien pour moi ! Service civique ou armée: depuis les attentats, les jeunes s’engagent. Why Bitcoin Can’t Help The Poorest – Yet. Global Future Trends. Rise of the individual – Future State 2030. Advances in global education, health and technology have helped empower individuals like never before, leading to increased demands for transparency and participation in government and public decision-making.

These changes will continue, and are ushering in a new era in human history in which, by 2022, more people will be middle class than poor.1 Today, the global literacy rate is 84 percent2, the status of women is improving, millions are being lifted out of poverty and the internet provides a platform to anyone with a connection to be heard and mobilize. Still, concerns around stable employment, quality and cost of education and access to quality healthcare remain. Yale Medical School Professors Are Starting a Psychedelic Meetup. The Yale School of Medicine announced Monday that it has formed a study group to explore the re-emerging field of psychedelic science, focusing on the clinical applications of psychedelic drugs in treating mental illnesses.

The field of study is currently experiencing a resurgence after decades of stigmatization beginning in the 1970s, when psychedelics were classified as "drugs of abuse. " Recent studies have rehabilitated psychedelics as potentially therapeutic drugs, including clinical trials that utilize psilocybin, the active compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms, as a therapeutic aid in the treatment of anxiety, addiction, and to make you feel really fucking good; MDMA as a useful tool in the treatment of PTSD and social anxiety caused by autism; and LSD for people suffering from anxiety caused by serious illness.

A Star in a Bottle. Years from now—maybe in a decade, maybe sooner—if all goes according to plan, the most complex machine ever built will be switched on in an Alpine forest in the South of France. The machine, called the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, will stand a hundred feet tall, and it will weigh twenty-three thousand tons—more than twice the weight of the Eiffel Tower. At its core, densely packed high-precision equipment will encase a cavernous vacuum chamber, in which a super-hot cloud of heavy hydrogen will rotate faster than the speed of sound, twisting like a strand of DNA as it circulates. The cloud will be scorched by electric current (a surge so forceful that it will make lightning seem like a tiny arc of static electricity), and bombarded by concentrated waves of radiation.

Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future. Life at One of England’s Last Tolstoyan Communes. How to immigrate to Canada if you're a polygamist. Human-Animal Chimeras. Bruxelles examine le projet de taxe sur les transactions financières européennes. Benjamin Coriat : «L’idéologie propriétaire a atteint ses limites» Call for Papers: Decentralizing the Commons. Futurist Influence Rankings 2015. Life satisfaction gap between transition countries and the West is closing. TechTrends 2016. Open Government. How Technology Creates Jobs for Less Educated Workers. Unshackle the Middle Class. Less Innovation, More Inequality. Insurance advice, quoting and shopping made easy. 01 Articles04 Science fiction 2. The Evolution of Work by Dani Rodrik. The end of capitalism has begun. Swiss Re mise sur IBM Watson pour mieux calculer son risque.

Ten companies using the blockchain for non-financial innovation. Welcome to Preposterous! Futures. 10 things we learned in recent circular economy live chat. Interview: Jeremy Rifkin, president, TIR Consulting Group. A Drug to Cure Fear. Huffingtonpost. In Praise of Slow. Déconnexion volontaire: comment bien vivre les technologies de la communication? Experience Beamers - MindMedley. Can Technology Extend our Empathy? Les déconnectés volontaires. Psychedelics As Tools For Spirituality. #18: Will Artificial Intelligence be a Buddha? Is Fear of AI just a symptom of Human Self-Loathing?