NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Why Yonkers?

Only authors and artists can do what politicians and the media cannot do. It takes a great story to get people to embrace their own humanity. 


“Sustainable Development”: How’s It Going?

The U.N.’s original definition of the term has been corrupted, and the current U.N. iteration (in a set of 17 Development Goals) is an overreach.  Either way it’s failing.   What is to be done? This currently fashionable concept first arose in the 1980s.  A U.N. report stressed that it should be about basic needs.  Our current emphasis on “growth” and increased “wealth” is unsustainable. I believe we must return to the original 1987 U.N. definition, which focused on our basic needs, and make it a global priority going forward.

 


2nd Order Philosophy

Human civilization is now suffering the widespread political and economic crises all over the world due to the collective confusion caused by various extreme worldviews, extreme life views, and extreme religious views. With the ever stronger capacity to cultivate nature, to produce goods, to fend off the beasts and catastrophes, and to do many wonders of dreams, we humans as a whole are not living a less stressful but an ever increasingly stressful life. We are trying to do our best based on our knowledge; however, while we see the world in a straight-line fashion, the world often turns around in a paradoxical way; when ancient dreams come true, their potential negative social impacts could also become true.


Entrepreneurship: Hard Work, Humble, Hopeful.

Kutlwano Hutamo is an entrepreneur whose motivation and goal is to contribute towards the reduction of youth unemployment. Her passion is to share IP and business management knowledge via her YouTube Channel with people that ordinarily do not have access. She believes that small businesses in South Africa can play a significant role in reducing the high youth unemployment figures.


Is There a Future for Hope?

Is There a Future for Hope? Pessimism about the future is on the rise, and there is much reason to be pessimistic. Is our species doomed?  Beware of self-fulfilling prophesies.


Startup Success: Why You Need SMART Objectives

Startup success means getting your new business to where you want be in terms of factors such as product, market share, profitability, team and others. But as a founder, how will you know that you’ve arrived if you haven’t defined the metrics that equate to “startup success” for you. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Using SMART objectives can help your startup achieve startup success by defining a clear plan with measurable metrics to mark progress along the way.


Beyond the Wall: An Immigrant Youth Art & Technology Experience to July 19

Artolution will begin its latest New York City mural and performance project in the East Village with youth who are currently seeking asylum in the United States after fleeing violence and conflict in Central and South America. The mural will be brought to life via Augmented Reality (AR) technology, highlighting the stories of the youth, their life, struggles and their dreams for the future in a way that allows the viewer to interact with the artwork. This first AR mural created by youth will be accompanied by a theatrical and dance performance during the closing event on Friday, July 19.

 


Artificial Intelligence – It’s Much Older and More Pervasive Than You Think

Artificial Intelligence – It’s Much Older and More Pervasive Than You Think. Its roots can be traced back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Truly autonomous modern “AI” is something new and deeply challenging. Where is it going?