7. a wealth of information also means a poverty of attention (and a higher risk of making poor choices or none at all). the paradox of choice is interesting.
8. share/pay-per-use business models are gaining traction, design for obsolescence is getting old. we may be moving towards a 'stuff-less' society, valuing simplicity, minimalism, and better usability/ergonomics.
9. open source can work in harmony with profit-making and protection of intellectual property. it's a balancing act, but a proven method for accelerating progress.
10. the neuron/chip interface is here. we are seeing the first prototypes now. will buttons become a thing of the past?
1. we are biased. and so are our technologies and systems.
2. a more advanced society develops more empathetic humans, not just better technology
3. we can't change people, but we can change the environment.
4. the end of poverty around the world is achievable within our lifetimes- a radical concept in England in the 1800s, but it was achieved by the mid 1900s.
5. robotics will probably do what the industrial revolution did to raise the bar across the board for everyone- as it did for late 1800's England.
6. we live on a mostly self-renewing abundant planet. a dignified life for every individual and future generations is 'theoretically possible'.
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