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Unlearning The Winner-Take-All Voting Method

Posted in Current Affairs, General, Politics

For over 200 years this country has relied predominately on a winner-take-all voting system. This is fine in political contests in which only two candidates run but in cases where three or more candidates are on the ballot, it can lead to an undesirable situation whereby the winner wins with only a plurality of votes…

Unlearning Stabilization

Posted in Business, Computer Industry, Current Affairs, Education, Energy, Future, Health Care, Jump the Curve, Robotics, Unlearn Strategy, Utility, Wireless

John Seely Brown, John Hagel and Lang Davidson recently wrote an article entitled ”The New Reality: Constant Disruption.” The basic premise isn’t new to anyone who has read my book Jump the Curve or The Singularity is Near, and that is that society is now headed into a new era whereby change is a constant…

Unlearning Farming

Posted in Agriculture, Business, Current Affairs, General, Politics

It sounds almost impossible, growing agricultural products with only one-fifth the water and no soil. According to this article, however, it is already a reality. What is so fascinating about the piece is that many farmers are resistant to the approach not because the technology isn't good but because it is new. With billions of people on…

Unlearning Fishing Regulations

Posted in Agriculture, Current Affairs, General

According to a recent Science report all of the world's fisheries could collapse by 2048. Without wanting to sound alarmist, this isn't good. Obviously, if the report is true ,it'll be important to implement strategies that protect and maintain the world's fish supplies. According to this insightful article entitled "Chaos and the Catch of the…

Unlearning Your Daily Commute

Posted in Algorithms, Automobile, Current Affairs, General, Politics, Travel, Web 2.0

I live in a major metropolitan area and the traffic situation drives me crazy. If someone then told me that they were going to close a road in order to reduce traffic congestion, I’d likely think they were either crazy or stupid. As I mention in my book, Jump the Curve, emerging technologies can, however,…

You Don’t Know As Much As You Think You Know

Posted in Culture, Current Affairs, Education, General, Jump the Curve, Quotes, Science

I recently came across this wonderful 12 minute presentation by Jonathon Druri entitled "Why We Don’t Understand as Much As We Think We Do." I’d invite you to watch the full video. If, however, you don’t have the time, I’ll leave with this quote which I stole from his presentation: "Be very, very careful what…

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Posted in Communication, Culture, Current Affairs, Cybernetics, Future, Jump the Curve, Neuroscience, Science, Telecommunications, Virtual reality

Last week, a colleague of mine at Future Blogger, Alvis Brigis, suggested that the coming reign of online video broadcasting as the "most ubiquitous and accessible form of communication" may be short-lived. In its stead, he suggested that brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) may replaced it. To many people the idea of brain-to-computer or even brain-to-brain communication…

Unlearning Mortgages

Posted in Banking, Business, Current Affairs, Insurance, Legal, Politics

Like so many other investors, the past week has my head spinning with the latest news of a massive government bail out of yet another distressed industry. There is, undoubtedly, a great deal of blame to go around but I think most people would agree that at the bottom of the crisis is a boat-load…

Unlearning the Danger of Video Games

Posted in Culture, Current Affairs, Education, Games, Media, Politics, Virtual reality

Think that video games lead to violence or anti-social behavior? Or that only male teenagers play video games? Or perhaps you are of the opinion that video games have no educational value . Well, think again and prepare yourself to unlearn. I strongly encourage you to read this post which highlights many of the recent…

Unlearn or Die Even More Unneccesarily

Posted in Black Swans, Current Affairs, Defense, Food, General, Health Care, Insurance, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Military_, Pharmaceutical, Terrorism, Travel

A few weeks back I had a posting  entitled "Change or Die … Unnecessarily” in which I provided a few examples of how our inability to unlearn could, quite literally, cost some people their lives. Well, the other day, one of my favorite thinkers, Josh Wolfe, sent me a copy his weekly newsletter, The Forbes/Wolfe…


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