The future is not a straight line from the past

The march of technology is inevitable, but the way its proceeds are distributed is a matter of choice. Here are some options

The future is not a straight line from the pastThe RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) has been exploring the future of work. Like many organizations, it begins with the assumption that some 35 to 40 per cent of jobs will be directly impacted by artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, blockchain, stem cells and other technologies.…

Four steps to a better economic future

Rather than pursue a "future" based on past practices, governments should be working towards a future based on equity, well-being and sound environmental management

Four steps to a better economic future“The power of creating a better future is contained in the present moment: you create a good future by creating a good present.” – Eckhart Tolle Emerging conditions mean we’re likely to face a large global recession in the next two to three years. Part of the reason is the significant and substantial growth of…

The meaning is sometimes lost in translation

The tradition of mangling English in restaurants, hotels and public places continues

The meaning is sometimes lost in translationPARIS - Gerard Hoffnung was a raconteur and wit on the BBC in the 1950's. His speech to the Oxford Union, available on iTunes, is a classic piece of period of humour - a must listen to recording. Amongst the gems on that CD is a selection of letters received after inquiring about hotel accommodation…

How Donald Trump will cope with losing

I wouldn’t like to be around him come November 10th, when it will clearly be all over bar the shouting

How Donald Trump will cope with losingEDMONTON, Alta. Oct. 23, 2016/ Troy Media/ - How does someone who has a severe case of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) deal with humiliation? While psychologists may dispute that all of the features of narcissistic personality disorder have been on display in Donald Trump’s behaviour since he entered the Presidential race, enough of them have…

The road to America’s decline: elect Trump

The presumptive Republican nominee would be an abysmal failure as president

The road to America’s decline: elect TrumpEDMONTON, Alta. May 29, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Why do we treat Donald Trump, now the guaranteed Republican nominee for U.S. president, as if he is a rational, sane and intelligent human? All the evidence points to the fact that he is a narcissistic, egocentric, extroverted bully who has a reprehensible level of knowledge about the…

Dissent the cornerstone of the scientific process

Attempting to prevent others from advocating a view contrary to your own is contrary to the scientific process

Dissent the cornerstone of the scientific processDownload this column on scientific process Terms and Conditions of use DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Dec. 8, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The climate change debate has become so polarizing that legitimate dissenting science is being buried. For many people, climate change is a defining issue of our time. But for others, the idea that man-made greenhouse gases…

COP21 is irrelevant and should be cancelled

The real action on how we will live, eat and travel taking place during free trade negotiations

COP21 is irrelevant and should be cancelledDownload this column on COP21 for your publication or website. FREE TRIAL Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Oct 14, 2015/ Troy Media/ - The final stages of preparation for COP 21, the Paris climate change talks, are still underway, but all is not well in the world of the national climate change management…

COP21 is all about the future of capitalism

What exactly is the problem COP21 delegates are trying to solve?

COP21 is all about the future of capitalismDownload this column on COP21 for your publication or website. FREE to subscribers Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Oct 7, 2015/ Troy Media/ - According to an ongoing temperature analysis conducted by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the average global temperature on Earth has increased by about 0.8C (1.4F)…

Look to local solutions to climate change

Stop seeking global agreements and develop regional and local strategies to adapt to the climate change

Look to local solutions to climate changeDownload this column on climate change for your publication or website. FREE Terms and Conditions of use EDMONTON, AB Oct. 6, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In 1996, the European Council of Environment Ministers determined, simply as a basis for political action, that a rise of average surface temperatures above 2C would be more than the…
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