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​Clean Water For All! Top 7 Technologies Making This A Reality

Posted: Mon, June 23, 2014 | By: Kevin Russell

solarball2.jpg by Kevin Russell #7 The Life Sack is a device that purifies water using Solar Water Disinfectant Process technology. This technology involves killing deadly contaminants through thermal treatment and UV-A-radiation. this essay was first published at Serious Wonder HERE  Life Sack has a dual purpose of food transporter and water purifier. The… Continue Reading

3-D-Printed Food May Potentially End World Hunger

Posted: Sun, June 22, 2014 | By: Amelia Pang

3D-Printed-Food.jpg ​By Amelia Pang, Epoch Times  NASA has granted researchers $125,000 to further develop 3D-printed food. Such technology is said to be the potential solution for long-distance space exploration, as well as world hunger. Mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Systems and Materials Research Corporation, received the fund to begin on… Continue Reading

Technologies of Abundance and the Fairytale of Jobs

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

extropia_dasilva-320x320.png 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

shutterstock_103547705.jpg 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. My own examination of… Continue Reading

Empathy, Mirror Neurons, and the Empathy Pathology

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

renovating-your-mind-explains-mirror-neurons.jpg 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

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