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  or   "Look, you who think the gods have no care of human things, what do you say to so many persons preserved from death by their especial favour?", to which Diogenes replied: "Why, I say that their pictures are not here who were cast away, who are by much the greater number." - Diogenes

Part of the problem or part of the solution? Things really have improved. Perfect? Not by a long-shot. Could you imagine the largest manufacturer in the world, even a decade ago, investing capital and recurrent resources in this level of innovation to recycle the products they produce? http://www.apple.com/recycling/ The cynical amongst us [I count myself as one] have always looked…

Innovation Five frogs sitting on a log, four decide to jump in, how many are left? The answer? Five!  ... because deciding and doing are two very different things...   The Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald produced its first hydrogen plasma on 3 February 2016. This marks the start of scientific operation.…

Can Apple still change the world?

60 Minutes USA looks at Apple Computer, the world's largest Company [for the third year]. Insights in to design, innovation and modern business practices, including labour-practices, skills and education.  Yes the tax questions were asked. Encryption is worth considering.  #keepitlockedtim What's next for Apple? 60 Minutes [USA] Apple Inc    

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The nature of true innovation is such that any unique activity is at once, both ignored as irrelevant and recognised [by some] as the future... The difficult part is knowing which one... We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare Given current policy debates regarding "industries of the future" and the need to be "agile"…

Tesla Autopilot

The implications of "auto" or "hands-free" operation of vehicles is profound. The legal and ethical questions are well beyond the current "legislative curve". The implications for the future of work and the next level of automation are significant. Below is an extensive 16 minute test drive of the new Autopilot software version 7 from Tesla. Consider the irony [in the…

The Guardian kicks in to second-gear with their campaign on fossil fuel divestment. A story of hope: we launch phase II of Keep it in the Ground, our climate change campaign http://t.co/V56iefvBh4 #keepitintheground — Guardian Environment (@guardianeco) October 5, 2015

Source_ Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic

The Secret Startup That Saved the Worst Website in America-The Atlantic The Atlantic's Robinson Meyer has an excellent piece on Loren Yu, Kevin Wang, Rohan Bhobe and the Marketplace Lite team [MPL], working as a startup within the US Government to "retrieve" the first iteration of a bloated and apparently unfit-for-purpose roll-out of the Healthcare.gov online environment. This is a complimentary…

Australia tops Global Creativity Index Mapping the connection between cities, inequality, and creative economics http://t.co/ZaHzQscksk pic.twitter.com/0Udmiy6Z6S — CityLab (@CityLab) July 9, 2015

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