Tag: Future


What Big Issues Will Light Up 2016?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: As we say good-bye to this eventful year, it’s a worthwhile exercise to think about the stories and debates that will dominate our public discourse in 2016. In my opinion, I believe we’ll see more focus on two important issues that affect everyone: privacy and trust. Can we progress in how we all relate to one another? Think about it: What would it mean to make an effort, at least once a day, to regard the world with a little less suspicion? Watch my......

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New Habits, Cultural Shifts and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Today, these fascinating interviews and essays cover incoming Daily Show host Trevor Noah, the tattooed minister forging her own path, the random events triggering vast cultural shifts, the longtime habits we wish we could break, the prescient films of Fritz Lang… and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. On Top of the World “The show will be a representation of my interests, and the......

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A Generation Removed from God

Our old gods are dying, and our new ones are yet to be born, so we best be careful asking people about what they believe about God. It isn’t simply that the familiar, conventional (theistic, old-man-in-the-sky, all-powerful, all-knowing god who created the universe, who loves us, judges us, responds to our prayer and guarantees an afterlife) is irrelevant to increasing numbers of people. It’s that this God is actually far more disquieting. I need to come clean and say clearly: There are indeed some days when I do call out and surrender......

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Jobs That Sail Away for Good

You know the rhyme: “The butcher, the baker, the candle-stick maker, they all sailed out to sea…” Turns out, they won’t be out there alone: They’ll soon be joined by the bookkeeper, the ticket-taker and the telemarketer, with hundreds of other professions following in their wake. Our jobs are at risk, and so are we. Just check out this 2013 report from Oxford, and this “Will Your Job Be Done By a Machine?” tool on NPR’s website. They’re a reality check about the many jobs we may soon see computerized and/or automated......

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Wisdom on Gossip, the Future and More: Must-Read Links

Where can wisdom be found? In many voices, both familiar and those that may be new to you. Here are five of our favorite inspiring, eye-opening reads from recent publications and blogs. And The Wisdom Daily co-founders, Brad Hirschfield and Irwin Kula, will periodically weigh in with additional thoughts and reactions.?Check out the links below – may they provide wise insights to get your week off to a thought-provoking start!   1. Aeon‘s Katherine May in?“Digital Storytelling Revives the Art of Gossip” “Even when we are quietly reading a novel, our brains......

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Celebrate Ideas that Break the Mold

So there I was last Friday morning on stage, about to smash a glass in front of hundreds of people. But this was no wedding. It was part of an opening ceremony at the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, which are sort of like MTV’s VMAs, but with a red hammer instead of a moon man. The awards celebrate “those whose ideas have broken the mold to create significant impact.”? Winners present that morning included Shane Smith of Vice Media, Bill Simmons of Grantland, Brad Katsuyama of IEX, Reshma Saujani of Girls Who......

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Giving, Rebelling and Slowing Down: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (April 20-24), we took a look at what may finally be slowing the pace of the tech revolution, how we rationalize our decisions to make sacrifices, why Israeli food represents more than local flavor, what keeps us from seeing our neighbors in need, and where women are rebelling against religious rules. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   If Our Tech Revolution Slows Down, What’s Next? – Brad Hirschfield Fifty years ago this week, an important prediction by......

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If Our Tech Revolution Slows Down, What's Next?

Fifty years ago this week, an important prediction by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore was made. Had “Moore’s Law” not come true, none of our lives would be the same today. Imagine little or no access to computers for most of us, no smart phones, no digital media as we know it. Those advances all depended on Moore’s Law. But that pattern may finally be dying. IBM research director Supratik Guha explains on Fortune.com: “The reason behind this relentless progress is….Moore’s Law. The micro-chip is built with tiny electrical switches made of purified......

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