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Gerd Leonhard aboga por un giro radical en la educación. Cree que estamos preparando a los pequeños para comportarse como robots cuando la prioridad debe estar en asegurar el futuro de la humanidad frente a los automatismos. Read full Article

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Primal instincts often drive our obsession with stressful news, and social-media platforms are designed to keep us hooked Read full Article

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To be sure, Wozniak said technology plays a role in the process of addressing inequities by allowing people to access “facts and truth,” such as body cameras worn by police officers and cellphone footage from bystanders.   Read full Article

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In February, employers were hiring [during] a roaring job market. It was really the strongest job market in any of our lifetimes. Today, probably about one-third of the workforce is working from home under COVID-19 in the US, and I don’t expect that is going to last. Read full Article

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To perform their most recent analysis, the researchers studied more than 200 million tweets discussing coronavirus or covid-19 since January. Read full Article

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Given these clues, Clement is expanding his medicine cabinet of pills. Read full Article

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The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 85,000 lives so far in the U.S. with no vaccine or cure in sight. Nevertheless, with stay-at-home orders lifting across the nation and businesses reopening, many employees will be returning to the workplace soon.   Read full Article

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NEW YORK CITY: Contact apps that trace where we have been and who we have touched; software that tells bosses how hard we’re working from home; face masks that light up to show whether we have a virus. These are just a few of the technologies being deployed to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full Article

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While many countries continue to grapple with escalating COVID-19 outbreaks, two have declared theirs effectively over: New Zealand and Iceland. It is no coincidence that both countries’ governments are led by women. Read full Article

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Monday was a day of triumph for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Thanks to the efforts of the entire nation, she said, New Zealand had been largely successful in meeting its ambitious goal of eradicating, rather than just controlling, outbreaks of Covid-19. Read full Article

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From helping to end a civil war to fighting the tampon tax, six women explain how their campaigns achieved the unimaginable Leymah Gwobee: A group of mothers ended Liberia’s civil war Liberia was very effective at killing itself during the civil war. Our population is around 4. Read full Article

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Facebook’s announcement of their new “Supreme Court,” an announcement that was triggered by the coronavirus, represents a massive turning point in human history. While this may not be their goal, it looks like they’re on the verge of creating their own virtual country. Read full Article

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We live in an age of amazing new visual art created with artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The recent wave began with neural stylization apps and the trippy, evocative DeepDream. Many fine artists now work with neural network algorithms, creating high-profile works appearing in major venues. Read full Article

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Rishi Sunak says the measures he has announced to support the economy are without precedent in peacetime, and he’s right. Never before has the British state agreed to pay the wages of those at risk of losing their jobs. Never before has the government ordered the pubs to shut. Read full Article

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A crisis on this scale can reorder society in dramatic ways, for better or worse. Here are 34 big thinkers’ predictions for what’s to come. Read full Article

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Only 2 weeks since previous edition, but it feels like the harvest of a full month. Enjoy! A fantastic well research set of premonitions on Culture, Brands, Space, Entertainment, Tools, Politics, Death. Very good, tout court. Read full Article

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This insight resonates with the 17th-century philosophy of Baruch Spinoza. Lovelock is the inventor of Gaia theory, the idea that the Earth is one living organism that regulates and strives to preserve itself. Read full Article

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What does it mean to be human? Biology has a simple answer: If your DNA is consistent with Homo sapiens, you are human — but we all know that humanity is a lot more complex and nuanced than that. Read full Article

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In 2003, the wife of a 55-year-old Vietnamese carpenter named Le Van died. Heartbroken, he dug up her grave, cast her body in clay and slept next to “her” for five years. The story is unsettling, but there’s also something universal about his struggle to let go. Read full Article

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After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. Read full Article

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