What Will Life Be Like in the Year 2008?

March 26th, 2008

What Will Life Be Like in the Year 2008? | Mechanix Illustrated, Nov 1968 

Wow, these predictions made in 1968 actually panned out! James Berry got a lot of things remarkably right 40 years ago. Click the link above to read all his predictions.

Here's a sample:

"The single most important item in 2008 households is the computer.

Astrobiology | The Living Worlds Hypothesis

September 26th, 2005

What's really new in our paper is that we go into the question of energy sources. If there's life there, what's it going to eat? What kind of food is there? And it turns out there's abundant food because of all this photochemistry in the upper atmosphere, where methane is being turned into other organic molecules.

Video gaming | Chasing the dream | Economist.com: …

August 4th, 2005

Video gaming | Chasing the dream | Economist.com: "The move away from linear narratives to more complex games that allow players to make moral choices, argues Mr Prensky, means that games provide an opportunity to discuss moral questions. �These are wonderful examples for us to be discussing with our kids,� he says.

Another question for you: Threat or opportunity? …

July 26th, 2005

Another question for you: Threat or opportunity?

Does Globalization of the Scientific/Engineering Workforce Threaten U.S. Economic Leadership?: "This paper develops four propositions that show that changes in the global job market for science and engineering (S&E) workers are eroding US dominance in S&E, which diminishes comparative advantage in high tech production and creates problems for American industry and workers"

OpinionJournal | Ah, British Health Care…

June 9th, 2005

OpinionJournal | Ah, British Health Care...: "As far as we could tell in our month at Queen's Square, the only method of keeping the floors clean was an industrious worker from the Philippines named Marcello, equipped with a mop and pail. Marcello did the best that he could.

Nicholas Carr’s Blog: top-performing companies…

May 24th, 2005

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: "are the seven characteristics of Brynjolfsson's top-performing firms: (1) they aggressively adopt digital (i.e., paper-free) processes, (2) they give employees easy and open access to information, (3) they empower employees to make decisions, (4) they tie employee pay to performance, (5) they invest heavily in corporate culture (values statements and the like), (6) they recruit top-quality people, and (7) they invest in their human capital (e.g., training). These characteristics aren�t particularly surprising.

Hmmm… got plenty of both! Business 2.0 :: Magaz…

May 10th, 2005

Hmmm... got plenty of both!

Business 2.0 :: Magazine Article :: Features :: The World According to Clark: "WHAT TRAITS SHOULD EVERY GOOD ENTREPRENEUR POSSESS?

Discontent and anxiety. Most entrepreneurs are not content with the way things are. But if they're smart, they are extremely anxious too.

Telegraph | News | The Earl of Shaftesbury: “It wa…

April 25th, 2005

Telegraph | News | The Earl of Shaftesbury: "It was said, after his mysterious disappearance from a Cannes nightclub, that the 10th Earl, like Gladstone, had been devoting himself to helping vulnerable young girls working in nightspots on the French Riviera to start new lives.

Acoustic Radar.: “Acoustic location was used from …

April 18th, 2005

Acoustic Radar.: "Acoustic location was used from mid-WW1 to the early years of WW2 for the passive detection of aircraft by picking up the noise of the engines. It was rendered obsolete before and during WW2 by the introduction of radar, which was far more effective.

China Herald: “The People’s Daily proudly announce…

April 13th, 2005

China Herald: "The People's Daily proudly announced today that in an online CNN-poll 94 percent of the voters stated they did not want Japan to get a permanent seat in the US Security Council. There is a bit of backgrounds to reveal about the almost one million voters in this poll.