Re: What is the world's biggest challenge in the coming decade?
I think that Peter Thiel has a lot of knowledge about finance and what's going on in the global economy and I hope his optimism is well informed and well placed.
Myself, I remain neutral at the moment because I do not think, from the information I'm synthesizing, that the fundamentals of our world can remain unchanged for much longer.
Damned if we do, damned if we don't? For sure. Change is around the corner: it can be the controlled, conscious change brought about by resourceful, effective people or an uncontrolled spiraling out of control.
The biggest challenge? Health and Education: Healthy people make healthy choices and informed people make informed choices. The challenge will be to enable people to become healthy and educated -- in the United States, this fundamental area will trump energy as a problem.
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A completely unexpected discovery beneath the ice.
- Scientists find remains of a tardigrade and crustaceans in a deep, frozen Antarctic lake.
- The creatures' origin is unknown, and further study is ongoing.
- Biology speaks up about Antarctica's history.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, explains his plan for success.
- Jeff Bezos had a clear vision for Amazon.com from the start.
- He was inspired by a statistic he learned while working at a hedge fund: In the '90s, web usage was growing at 2,300% a year.
- Bezos explains why books, in particular, make for a perfect item to sell on the internet.
It's one factor that can help explain the religiosity gap.
- Sociologists have long observed a gap between the religiosity of men and women.
- A recent study used data from several national surveys to compare religiosity, risk-taking preferences and demographic information among more than 20,000 American adolescents.
- The results suggest that risk-taking preferences might partly explain the gender differences in religiosity.
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