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Applied economic policy and use of New Tech
Posted: 1 December 2011

Whilst we are benefitting from the new technologies available despite the information overload, it is how we apply these new tools in our new mindset and paradigms that will have an impact on economic performance or not. All too often we rely on Tech innovations to cover for the lack of common economic sense. Eg It's not the 3D printer that has changed the way we manufacture but how and ...

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Science has more profound impact on society and living standards
Dateline: 12 January 2021
David Pescovitz today released his report: "For the last ten years, my colleagues and I at the Institute for the Future have been researching the state of science to identify big areas of science - the ones we think have had a transformative impact on the world over the past decade." If you want a high-flying salary and the celebrity status to go with it, forget about investment banking and ...
MENA and Oil
Posted: 24 February 2011

The MENA scenario in the MB has a number of added value consequences
1. the opportunity cost of renewable energy just became more affordable
2. the increased gold price provides a bigger attraction to investors than just US bonds and helps keep both supply and demand inflation in check
3. MENA has a more sustainable future in the medium term once the short term leadership is resolved
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MENA turmoil changes the rules-of-the-game
Dateline: 9 December 2012
MENA - the Middle East/North Africa region - once known for its dominant position as oil producer to the world, has been decimated over the past 18 months as it has become the crucible for 'democratic' protests ranging from the peaceful to the kamikaze violent. The protests and civil wars have created unprecedented insecurity and faltering oil supplies, which have not exactly helped some of ...
Reality soon
Posted: 5 March 2010

May seem futuristic but around the corner All depends on attitude to change ...

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Brain computer interface works like a hearing aid
Dateline: 20 March 2022
Now you can update your Facebook status and search Google just by thinking about it. And you don't need fancy headgear or wires sticking out of your skull. Just a simple implant; much like a hearing aid, the EarWig acts like a computer mouse and mike, letting you select words to match your thinking. The nano-technology sensors detect your brain patterns by 'listening' to your thoughts and ...

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