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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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Neil Jacobsohn Neil Jacobsohn
The future of cities is smart
Posted: 25 November 2014  
The concept of smart cities, connected by a network of inexpensive sensors and managed efficiently by analysis of Big Data, is very much an idea whose time has come. Here's a good analysis of the state of play. And, as we said in our 2011 MindBullet (alongside), business is at the heart of meeting these ...
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Cities Look to Technology for Answers to Growing Challenges | MIT Technology Review
25 November 2014
Mobile apps, sensors, and other technologies help cities handle growing challenges.
MindBullet logo BUSINESS - THE ENGINE FOR SMART CITIES OF THE FUTURE
Partnerships drive great service and green cities
Dateline: 3 December 2021
Remember the days when towns and cities were 'owned' and poorly managed by municipalities and local governments? Days of indifferent service, disinterested ...
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Doug Vining Doug Vining
OPEC to the rescue
Posted: 24 November 2014  
Could OPEC inadvertently rescue the global economy by pushing energy prices down quicker than market forces? This article tends to suggest that oil could drop well before our MindBullet timeline!
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Brent Plunge To $60 If OPEC Fails To Cut
24 November 2014
While OPEC has been mostly irrelevant in the past 5 years as a result of Saudi Arabia's recurring cartel-busting moves,
MindBullet logo GOLD AT $800, OIL AT $64
The mini-boom is on
Dateline: 6 November 2016
Two years ago we saw the first faltering of the oil price, as Brent crude dipped below US$80 per barrel. Gold was also weak, at about US$1100 per ounce. ...
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