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The Warka Water tower is an incredibly practical device that can pull water out of the air — up to 25 gallons a day.  It could provide drinking water even in the desert.NB: This article has been taken from Business Inside. Comment · 4 days 17 hours ago
Soon most jobs will be delegated to machines, including complex decisions based on evidence. Humans will only deal with the 'un-computable': all matters where you can play at the edges of chaos and order, e.g. arts, music, emotions..., where you can try and freely sketch/play any melody/pattern, hoping that you can discover a new path...  But even those variables, one day, once captured into... Read more Comment · 1 month 3 weeks ago
A documentary has been made by Peter Vlemmix, who is a normal citizen that runs into increasing inequality in every day life and observes power shifts from Europe.E-governance is still far away and meanwhile Europe feels like a technocratic scamm to the normal citizen.Real democracy seems unlikely on a stage dominated by international corporations.Sovereignity of states seems already lost. Comment · 1 month 3 weeks ago
While companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter provide us with free online services, what they get in return is much more valuable than what they could charge users for their services. They get free information about their users, their life, and their preferences, as well as every single time they search, tweet, and post updates.The debate will touch upon the following discussion points:Who... Read more Comment · 1 month 2 weeks ago
In 10-15 years we will be even more connected and technology will be woven into most things we do - while information flows in even broader rivers than today. How can future technology be designed to tackle both existing and upcoming challenges; make kids inspired and challenged, as well as entertained and creating a desire in them to explore different types of knowledge?Adults –including parents... Read more Comment · 1 month 2 weeks ago
On the 10th of March 2014, the Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a debate during one of its meetings. The theme of this debate was "How can Foresight facilitate the EU's digital transformation?" During this debate, members raised a number of interesting ideas regarding the priorities that... Read more Comment · 3 months 5 days ago
      Enabling Digital Learning For All At the moment the EU funds educational projects across europe, those funds always end up being distributed through government agencies, once filtered and allocated to  those that need help the most. The vast majority ends up out of reach to the general public. I'd like the funding to reach those that need it the most FIRST. ... Read more Comment · 2 weeks 1 day ago