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THE MIDDLE CLASS IS DYING
Published on: 27 November 2014  
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There's a growing gap between the have-lots and have-very-littles
Dateline: 3 July 2024
In 2014 the richest one percent owned 48% of the world's wealth (US$ 127 trillion). It's ten years later and they just keep on getting richer while the middle class is shrinking at an alarming rate. Because affluence has been growing, you need a much higher living standard than before in order to be classified as 'middle class' today. Emerging economy populations, who made the middle class cut a few years ago, are falling behind again and businesses who cater for the average person on the street ...
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Doug Vining Doug Vining
Smart luggage arrives
Posted: 26 November 2014  
Almost a decade ago we published this MindBullet about smart suitcases, and now the real products have arrived. Most of them allow tracking from your smartphone and can include a power bank to charge your devices on the move. They also weigh themselves. But they still don't press or clean your clothes.

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The world's coolest suitcase?
26 November 2014
A new high-tech, zipless suitcase offers travellers a sleek and 'sexy' way to travel, its designers claim
MindBullet logo SMART LUGGAGE IS 21ST CENTURY JEEVES
When a suitcase is not just a suitcase
Dateline: 14 October 2008
"It's completely unfair," said Molly Abernathy. "We've been waiting here for two hours before departure and that man arrives ten minutes before and gets ...
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Anton Musgrave Anton Musgrave
Data vs Politics...whither the State?
Posted: 11 November 2014   1 Comment
Can algorithmic regulation ever replace or seriously challenge the role and relevance of Government inspired and managed regulation? Its a strange but interesting possibility.
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The rise of data and the death of politics
11 November 2014
Tech pioneers in the US are advocating a new data-based approach to governance – 'algorithmic regulation'. But where does this leave governments, asks ...
MindBullet logo OPEN DATA BRINGS FREEDOM BUT TRANSPARENCY BREEDS FEAR
Privacy out the window as Big Data goes naked
Dateline: 1 November 2020
There has been a big push from private enterprise as well as government in the last decade to unshackle data in all its forms and make it easily ...
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Neil Jacobsohn Neil Jacobsohn
Is this the key to new super-drugs?
Posted: 25 November 2014  
What a fascinating story! There are some people walking the planet who have a different genetic structure (generally a missing gene) to the rest of us - no-one knows why, but it provides them extraordinary protection against certain diseases. Now drug companies to racing to build compounds that imitate the effect ...
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Regeneron Builds a Database of Human Knockouts in Search for Drug Clues | MIT Technology Review
25 November 2014
They walk among us. Natural experiments, living ordinary lives, unaware that their genes may hold the clue to the next superdrug.
MindBullet logo SHOULD WE CREATE SUPERMAN - JUST BECAUSE WE CAN?
It may already be too late to ask
Dateline: 17 May 2025
New technologies to 'reinvent and upgrade' the human species are causing widespread alarm around the globe. Scientists have perfected a number of ways to ...
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