Alexa, remind me to question your answers

The one skill we must have in order to thrive in the future is the ability to keep growing and learning. Being adaptable, keeping a fluid stream of sources that challenge our beliefs and force us to question what we *think* we know, is a solid strategy for growth.

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The famous critical thinking skill everybody is talking about, which enables us to analyze and reconstruct the quality of our thinking, is mostly self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective.

Here, we present a collection of intriguing and provoking thoughts and news to facilitate this critical process of questioning what we know.

 

What’s changing: Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Bonus: Unbelievable UX is the secret behind Fortnite’s incredible success. (6-minute read)

 

Mental energizer

“Google debuted an algorithm that can identify a person’s sex and smoking status and predict the five-year risk of a heart attack, all on the basis of retinal imagery. (The same AI can also “infer ethnicity.”) As Kim notes, what makes these results so exciting is that the algorithm picked up on problems that the people who trained it couldn’t. “This is not something the human eye can see at this point,”

– From To An AI, Every Eye Tells a Story by Anthony Lydgate in Wired’s 25th anniversary issue

 

Food for thought

Universal Basic Mobility

A sedentary society dies a million deaths. A mobile society is healthy, happy and productive. Society must guarantee a minimum level of access to affordable transportation options. Not as charity, but as an investment.

 

This week’s exploration of possible futures was curated with curiosity by Iñaki Escudero, Future Activist.

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