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Technologies of Abundance and the Fairytale of Jobs

Posted: Sat, June 21, 2014 | By: Extropia DaSilva


by Extropia DaSilva

As robots slowly become more capable, the realization that our relationship with work must undergo radical review is spreading. Mostly, thoughts turn to the link between jobs and wages. Proposals are put forward, such as the introduction of a guaranteed basic income or a moneyless society, as… Continue Reading

Egalitarian Planet: Six Proposals to Elevate Society by Reducing Disparity

Posted: Fri, January 24, 2014 | By: Hank Pellissier


Egalitarians believe inequity leads to a plethora of social ills. For example: 

1. Inequity corrodes trust, community life, and social mobility

2. Inequity increases anxiety and excessive consumption

3. Inequity contributes to mental and physical illness, drug use, imprisonment, obesity, teen pregnancy, violence, and other corrosive psycho-social maladies.

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Empathy, Mirror Neurons, and the Empathy Pathology

Posted: Tue, February 26, 2013 | By: Simon de Croft


Overview of empathy

The process by which one’s affective experience is shared by another person is known as empathy. In order to understand empathy using the scientific method it is imperative to first define empathy. 

There are a wide range of definitions of empathy in the literature. 1) The capacity… Continue Reading

The Impact of Mobile Money in Africa

Posted: Mon, February 04, 2013 | By: Lee-Roy Chetty


The success of Mobile Money Services (MMS) has led many Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) around the world to venture into offering similar products, thus making revenue streams within the mobile environment incredibly competitive.

In Africa, the dwindling revenues in the mobile telephone voice business as well as the proliferation of… Continue Reading

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