What Will 2030 Look Like? – Above The Market
The National Intelligence Council is composed of the 17 U.S. government intelligence agencies. The Council’s Global Trends Report has, since 1997, worked with a variety of experts both in and out of government service to examine factors such as globalization, demography and the environment to produce a forward-looking document to aid policymakers in their long-term planning on key issues of worldwide importance.
17 Things I Learned From Reading Every Last Word of The Economist’s “The World in 2013” Issue – 6th floor / NYT
110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years – Popular Mechanics
Operation Delirium – The New Yorker
Decades after a risky Cold War experiment, a scientist lives with secrets.
Hitler Has a Following in India – Businessweek
Portuguese drug policy shows that decriminalisation can work, but only with other policies – europp / LSE
There are four ways to get fired from Caesars – Andrew Gelman
Theft, sexual harassment, running an experiment without a control group, and keeping a gambling addict away from the casino
Identity floored: Can gambling addicts be identified in gambling venues? – Dr Mark Griffith
NASA Eyes Mission to Jupiter Moon Europa – space.com
Our never ending obsession with the apocalypse – BBC
Alan Turing: Scientists call for pardon for codebreaker – BBC
Some of Britain's leading scientists have called on the government to grant a posthumous pardon to Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing.
How to get back to the Moon in seven steps – BBC
Forty years after the last Apollo flight to the Moon, our space correspondent examines the options facing companies and countries contemplating their own giant leap for mankind.
Zero Dark Thirty: CIA hagiography, pernicious propaganda – The Guardian
As it turns out, the film as a political statement is worse than even its harshest early critics warned
Why animals also seek teenage kicks – BBC
Humans aren’t the only impulsive risk-takers in their youth. Other animals behave badly, and it’s a vital part of their education.
Dear Friends – Letters of Note
On December 14th of 1999, a few weeks after discovering he had colon cancer, cartoonist Charles Schulz wrote the following open letter
FT Alphaville geek shirts for charity! – alphaville / FT
Auction closes Dec 19, 9am
Your at-a-glance guide to psychology in 2012 – The British Psychological Society
Google Chairman Says Android Winning Mobile War With Apple: Tech – BB
Exclusive: Larry Page on Google – Fortune
The press-shy Google CEO talks about mobile computing, his tussles with Apple -- and the future of search.
What Google Sees in New Hire, Futurist Ray Kurzweil – MIT Technology Review
Kurzweil is best known for predictions of immortality but has also created speech recognition technology
Augmented Light Bulb Turns a Desk Into a Touch Screen – MIT Technology Review
A computer that can be screwed into a light socket can project interactive images onto any nearby surface.
The Fundamental Physics Prize: In with a bang – Babbage / The Economist
Buffett Joins Soros in Effort to Raise Taxes on Estates – BB
Will “The Hobbit” Start A 48 FPS Movie Revolution? – co.create
"The Hobbit" introduces high frame rate moviemaking to cinemagoers after 85 years of 24 fps. Detractors say it ruins the cinema fantasy; here’s why it’s innovators say it’s here to stay.
X-37B US military space plane launches for third flight – BBC
A notoriously mysterious military space plane operated by the US Air Force has launched from Florida, the third flight in a secretive test programme.
The National Intelligence Council’s New Report – big think
Nuggets from the National Intelligence Council’s (NIC’s) new, highly anticipated report, Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds.
Suomi viimeisellä rannalla – PS
Kun mustaa maalataan valkeaksi – Henri Myllyniemi / US Puheenvuoro
Soini: Iso mätä pesii Espanjassa – IS
Ifon Sinn TE:lle: Tämä räjähtää vielä silmille – TalSa
Saksalaisen Ifo-tutkimuslaitoksen johtaja tukee Suomen vakuusvaatimuksia ja varoittaa euron pelastusyrityksistä.
EK:n pomo: Olemme Etelä-Euroopan tiellä – TE
Syksyn satoa – euroetana
Eurokriisi on syksyn aika laantunut harmaaksi eurostoankeudeksi, mutta se ei ole lannistanut ainakaan Suomen hallitusta ja eduskuntaa, jotka ovat jatkaneet ponnistelujaan paremman ja vakaamman rahaliiton rakentamiseksi. Työn tuloksena on syntynyt vino pino lakiesityksiä, tiedonantoja ja selvityksiä, jotka syksyn osalta on listattu alle tutkittavaksenne ja muisteltavaksenne.