The problem with “post-work”

A world without jobs would undermine the relationships that make our lives meaningful. — Read on http://www.newstatesman.com/2019/04/problem-post-work

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China’s growing innovation capabilities – Policy Forum

Western countries need to have a clearer and better-informed vision of how to relate to and cooperate with China – in research, innovation, and higher Countries need to have a clearer vision of how to cooperate with China in research, innovation, and higher education | Sylvia Schwaag Serger and Tommy Shih — Read on http://www.policyforum.net/chinas-growing-innovation-capabilities/

Geopolitics of Early Human Migrations: Land, Terrain and Territory

http://www.youtube.com/watch The presentation takes a Big History approach to understanding Early Human Migrations and dispersal out of Africa across all continents of the world. We begin by creating a framework for our analysis based on anthropology and political geography. We apply it to the broad swathe of human history beginning around 250,000 years ago and … Continue reading Geopolitics of Early Human Migrations: Land, Terrain and Territory

The BLUE Economy: Geopolitics of the Future

http://www.youtube.com/watch Introducing Blue Economy: the idea of the Blue Economy looks at Oceanic Space as the next frontier of human development. Before we think of conquering Mars, let’s complete our mastery over Earth - the Oceans are 2/3rds of the Earth’s surface. Optimal use can take us to the next stage of human evolution. The … Continue reading The BLUE Economy: Geopolitics of the Future

Are Multinationals Eclipsing Nation-States? by Stefano Marcuzzi & Alessio Terzi – Project Syndicate

Watch Géopoliticus Analysis: https://youtu.be/uZ-4FSuYNrI In the absence of government action to address today’s most pressing global problems, multinational corporations are stepping up to offer their own solutions. As in the seventeenth century, when European joint-stock companies built private empires, the future of sovereignty is at stake. — Read on http://www.project-syndicate.org/onpoint/are-multinationals-eclipsing-nation-states-by-stefano-marcuzzi-and-alessio-terzi-2019-01

Big History: understanding the radical shift in the study of human history : part 1

The Big Frame of History: After the Ice Age, 12000 to 9000 BC / hunting-gathering to the first villagers Writing and speaking about world history has undergone a massive shift in the past few years or we could say decades. Rather than look at history through texts (especially religious texts) we now build our new … Continue reading Big History: understanding the radical shift in the study of human history : part 1