40 maps that explain the world By Max Fisher By Max Fisher August 12, 2013 Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. Envisioning Technology 2012 What is the visualization? Understanding where technology is heading is more than guesswork. Looking at emerging trends and research, one can predict and draw conclusions about how the technological sphere is developing, and which technologies should become mainstream in the coming years.
1st Worldwide Hold-Up days for Social Entrepreneurs On April 2 the MakeSense Gang organizes several MakeSense creativity workshops in many cities (Paris, Berlin, Shanghai, Roma, San Francisco & Porto ) to try to solve challenges of Social Entrepreneurs. The twitter / fb Hashtag for the first worldwide Hold-Up days is #wemakesense. You need to RSVP directly on the workshop meetup pages or by Joining the event on facebook. Le 2 Avril et les jours suivants le Gang MakeSense organise des Ateliers de créativité ( Hold-Ups ) pour résoudre des défis d’entrepreneurs sociaux dans plusieurs villes telles que Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, Shanghai et Porto. Le hashtag twitter pour ce premier worldwide hold-up day est #wemakesense.
A Famous Steve Jobs Speech Is Hidden on Your Mac Every Mac which has the Pages app for OS X installed includes a little Easter Egg that few know about; a famous Steve Jobs speech, tucked away in a little unassuming folder. Technically, it’s two different Steve Jobs speeches, the famous text from the Crazy Ones Think Different campaign, and arguably the even more famous 2005 Steve Jobs commencement speech from Stanford University. Note that you must have Pages.app installed in OS X to find the Easter Egg file, Pages is free as part of the iWork suite nowadays on new Macs, and older versions can upgrade to the latest versions for free.
Envisioning Technology 2011 We've just released our newest work. A technological study on the Future of Money. Click here to find out more. A Third Generation of Innovation Arla Foods has transformed itself from a regional dairy cooperative into Europe’s second largest milk producer. Headquartered in Denmark, Arla Foods is the result of a historic merger between the Danish company MD Foods and Swedish cooperative Arla in 2000. Faced with increasing competition, the two organizations merged to pursue an aggressive growth strategy to match the size and clout of international retail chains.
Forbidden acts never justified by “goodness” of intention The Fatwa on Terrorism & Suicide Bombings deals comprehensively with the core arguments that terrorists use and their tendencies to misuse Islamic teachings to defend their wrong actions. The Fatwa on Terrorism contains clear-cut rebuttals of the standard arguments made by the terrorists and goes as far as declaring those who commit terrorist acts disbelievers. The Fatwa on Terrorism clearly explains how terrorists such as the likes of Mujaahid Abu Hamza and Ismail Ibn Abdullah (formerly Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale) have nothing to do with Islam or its peaceful teachings nor can their actions be defended by using any verses of the Qur’an.
Future Scenarios What Will The Internet Look Like In 10 Years? The Internet Society engaged in a scenario planning exercise to reveal plausible courses of events that could impact the health of the Internet in the future. While obviously not intended to be a definitive overview of the landscape or all potential issues, we believe the results are interesting and, we hope, thought-provoking.
Study calls for a third generation innovation policy Brussels, 15 Jan 2003 An innovation policy study written for the Commission's Enterprise DG argues the case for a 'third generation innovation policy' that recognises the 'centrality of innovation to effectively all policy areas'. The paper, written by a consortium of French and UK organisations, outlines new approaches to innovation policy and uses a series of case studies to illustrate the various arguments and policy issues. Even though progress has been made in building an 'innovative society', the study, called 'innovation tomorrow', argues that a new generation of policy is required, which embeds innovation in all relevant policy fields, from research, to competition and regional policy.
The Secrets and Clues of the Official Game of Thrones Maps Below the mysterious Shadow Lands and its pink ghost grass, the jungle continent of Ulthos is revealed for the first time Jonathan Roberts/ © George RR Martin 2012 Below the mysterious Shadow Lands and its pink ghost grass, the mysterious jungle continent of Ulthos is revealed for the first time East of the Mountains of Morn, the maps display a city never mentioned in the novels: Carcosa. A map of the snowy lands north of the Wall, including the Frostfangs mountain range and the Fist of the First Men. Will the Future of the Internet Be Decided By Hollywood? Hollywood lobbyists are pressuring the US Congress to pass a major legislative reform, which would provide for the systematic filtering and blocking of sites suspected of encouraging piracy of copyrighted works. This Wednesday, November 16, the members of the House of Representatives will gather to consider the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) bill. (This legislation) would mean the end of the Internet as we know it. Democrat Zoe Lofgren, the elected representative for Silicon Valley, spoke of the “many prominent human rights activists and Internet engineers (who) have voiced concerns” which she believes “deserve serious consideration”. The US Senate is already engaged in debate surrounding the proposed Protect IP Act.