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Members of the Global Future Council on Healthy Ageing and Longevity share ideas on how technology will enable people to live healthier, more fulfilling lives at all ages.
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«some people are uniquely better at predicting the future than others. They’re so good at it, in fact, that they are capable of beating betting markets. Tetlock calls these folks superforecasters.»
Mapping out your goals quarter by quarter — or even week by week — can provide a sense of control.
A major new report calls on humanity to tackle the biodiversity and climate crises simultaneously. Here's what that might look like.
«HUMANITY IS STRUGGLING to contain two compounding crises: skyrocketing global temperatures and plummeting biodiversity. But people tend to tackle each problem on its own»
Eight studies reveal a (possibly universal) bias in human imagination
«We figured that judgments must be built on comparisons: to say that something is bad is really to say that it’s worse than something else.»
This is "biology's century," @matthewherper writes. But we’re approaching a moment when changes in what we understand are every bit as terrifying as exhilarating.
The cities of science fiction are frequently portrayed as all-encompassing and self-contained structures, but how feasible is it build a colossal city in a building?
A few things I’ve come to terms with: There is rarely more or less economic uncertainty; just changes in how ignorant people are to potential risks. You should obsess over risks that do permanent…
«Most assholes are going through something terrible in their life. People hide their skeletons, which requires blind forgiveness of their quirks and moods because you’re unaware of what they’re dealing with.»
Despite the constant stream of bad news we see in the media, the reality is that living standards have improved dramatically across time.
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«I believe the above possibility doesn't get enough attention, discussion, or investment, particularly from people whose goal is to make the world better. By writing about it, I'd like to either help change that, or gain more opportunities to get criticized and change my mind.»
Baye’s theorem is a useful tool that helps us make more accurate predictions about the likelihood of potential outcomes.
«Instead of holding on to outdated beliefs by rejecting new information, take in what comes your way through a system of evaluating probabilities.»
Parents will prevent nearsightedness, and other things you can look forward to 28 years from now.
This year, the human population on Earth is expected to reach eight billion. To mark the occasion, BBC Future takes a look at one of the most controversial issues of our time.
«15 November 2022, the United Nations has predicted that there will be eight billion humans alive at the same time»
A growing and influential intellectual movement aims to understand why human progress happens – and how to speed it up. Garrison Lovely investigates.
Jonathan Haidt thinks so. I’m not so sure.
«Still, looking around today, I don’t see quite as much bleakness as Haidt seems to see. And one reason, I think, is that I don’t see the causes of our current troubles as being quite as novel as he does. We’ve been here before, and humankind survived.»
Digital clones of the people we love could forever change how we grieve.
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