You have to know the past to understand the present
Come 2030, we’ll probably do what American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer and communicator Carl Sagan suggested: “You have to know the past to understand the present”.
What’s changing: Thursday, November 29th, 2018
- Let’s start with a fascinating interview with the CEO of Walmart, Doug McMillon, and his thoughts about where the world’s third-largest employer is at and where it is going. (1 hour podcast)
- A vending machine for one of the most private checkups. You have to see it to believe it. (4 min read)
- There’s no doubt that design plays a huge role in how we live our lives, especially in technology… but is good design good for you? (23 minute podcast)
- BONUS: 10 skills that make great designers. (3 min read)
- Can an iconic industrial company become a tech darling? A look into Ford by the hand of its new CEO and the team of Freakonomics. (54-minute podcast)
- Nothing helps to understand complexity like a flowchart. This is what happens when we inject AI and Machine Learning with a dose of simplicity. (5 min read)
- BONUS: Amazon just opened their machine learning classes to everyone.
- And, what are the most difficult scientific questions we have not yet found the answers to? These are the top 11. (5 min and 45 min read)
- Machines or humans? Both according to Elon Musk. In a recent interview, he opened up and shared his vision about what’s coming. (6 min read)
- BONUS: The most interesting 30 minutes of your week? The podcast Pivot, with Scott Galloway and Kara Swisher. Start with Amazon HQ2 was a con.
137 is the most important number in the universe.
– From “How Stuff Works”
Food for thought
Chosen as word of the year 2018 by the Oxford dictionary. We were privately rooting for inclusive. Maybe next year!
This week’s exploration of possible futures was curated with curiosity by Iñaki Escudero, Future Activist.
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