It’s no secret that these days people are a little … uppity. Whereas before differences of opinion made for interesting table conversation, expressing an opposing viewpoint can now act as a battlecry for social warfare. Death by poorly punctuated angry comments, anyone? What are we really doing here, though? What’s at the core of all this fighting? In our hearts, we all feel … [Read more...]
Not sure if these ideas will save the world. But they may come damn close.
An astounding fact: researchers at GiveWell have determined that the most effective charities in the world have as much as 1,000 times the impact per dollar of the least effective charities. 1,000 times. That means that---in terms of how much a gift helps other humans---donating $1,000 to an ineffective charity is equivalent to donating $1 to a really effective charity. … [Read more...]
Vinay Gupta is the smartest human you've never heard of. He's a technologist, inventor, futurist, systems theorist, and global resilience guru whose life's work focuses on how to ensure the long-term survival and flourishing of the human race. Gupta sees his work as an extension of the work of renowned inventor and systems theorist, R. Buckminster Fuller. Like Fuller, … [Read more...]