Focus on Your Audience
To truly enable a Digital Society, People have to be the focus of the services offered. People that want access to their world anywhere, at any time from any device.
Digital Society is more than Facebook. To enable a truly digital society there are four major areas that industry and government need to enable: people to government, people to employers, people to retailers, people to people. "All too often in the recent past, organisations have worked on utilising technology to try and create innovative solutions, and then find the audience for them. ...The drive to establish online e-commerce for example led to a huge boom in online retailing and retail driven technology being developed. Those that got it right, were those that focused on the people experience, and included personalisation making it a very comfortable relationship."
In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
- Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
Military recruits are supposed to be assessed to see whether they're fit for service. What happens when they're not?
- During the Vietnam War, Robert McNamara began a program called Project 100,000.
- The program brought over 300,000 men to Vietnam who failed to meet minimum criteria for military service, both physically and mentally.
- Project 100,000 recruits were killed in disproportionate numbers and fared worse after their military service than their civilian peers, making the program one of the biggest—and possibly cruelest—mistakes of the Vietnam War.
The 116th Congress is set to break records in term of diversity among its lawmakers, though those changes are coming almost entirely from Democrats.
- Women and nonwhite candidates made record gains in the 2018 midterms.
- In total, almost half of the newly elected Congressional representatives are not white men.
- Those changes come almost entirely from Democrats; Republican members-elect are all white men except for one woman.
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