We only see what we want to see The Dangers of Selective Attention and how to Escape this Trap In a now famous experiment from 1999 Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris demonstrated convincingly that we only see what we want to see. Try their test and see how you do. https://youtu.be/vJG698U2Mvo Now, to be fair, […]
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How Is Overtourism Impacting Travel To Popular Destinations? The time of Covid has hit the pause button on most world travel. If we are fortunate there will be the opportunity to reassess how we travel, where and how we are prepared to deal with the impacts. In the article which follows, Johnny Jet writes […]
Dr. John Hollins, Past Chair, Canadian Club of Rome, Book review. Donald J. Savoie Democracy in Canada: The Disintegration of Our Institutions McGill-Queen’s University Press 2019 Donald Savoie observes that Canada possesses the building blocks of representative democracy: universal suffrage by secret ballot, a competitive party system, a free press, a professional public service, and […]
Bioengineering is a discipline that applies engineering design and principles to biological systems. Some examples of this fusion are artificial organs or limbs, the genetic synthesis of new organisms, gene editing, the computerized simulation of surgery, medical imaging technology and tissue/organ regeneration. Like any other technology, bioengineering has damaging potential, whether it be through misuse, […]
We need leadership that is open to uncertainty, acknowledges an unknowable future, and fosters processes to create policies and institutions that are robust and fit for purpose in a rapidly evolving world. Robert Hoffman Principal, Founder whatIf? Technologies Inc.