Jean Lievens: Social Europe on Digital Revolution – Impact on Work and Inequality

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

What Impact Does The Digital Revolution Have On Work And Inequality?

The following is a transcript of a Social Europe podcast in which Social Europe Editor-in-Chief Henning Meyer discusses the impact of the Digital Revolution on the nature of work and inequality with Michael A. Osborne, Associate Professor in Machine Learning and Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment at the University of Oxford.

EXTRACT

In our study we highlighted three bottlenecks to computerisation, as we call them. They were exactly creativity, social intelligence and perception or manipulation.

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Jul 26

Ian Crossland: Nexushaus Solar Water Independent Home

Ian Crossland

Ian Crossland

Nexushaus is an amazing and cheap solar living home that is water independent

This one story, energy positive house comes from designers from Technische Universität München (TUM) and the University of Texas at Austin (UTA). Made with almost entirely sustainable materials, a self-reliant water capture and treatment system and solar panels, Nexushaus is currently being constructed and tested in Austin, Texas.  It’s a response to a rise in the cost of housing, relative to all the new people moving to the city and an opportunity to build a house that will feed electricity back into the system. The solar panels are enough to power the lighting, air conditioning, household appliances, and an electric car.

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Jul 25

SchwartzReport: Dutch Create Plastic Roads

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Here is a potential game changing infrastructure technology, once again from the Dutch. And very good news. Road construction and maintenance using recycled plastic is a brilliant idea.

Netherlands Company Introduces Plastic Roads That Are More Durable, Climate Friendly Than Asphalt

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Jul 23

African Governments Sell Out Farmers on Seeds

Antechinus

Antechinus

African governments sell out their farmers in secret seeds protection deal

African governments, ignoring the protests of their farmers and civil society, this week agreed an oppressive ‘plant variety protection protocol’ that will open up their countries to commercial seed monopolists, while limiting farmers rights to save, use, exchange, replant, improve, distribute and sell the seeds they have developed over countless generations. The Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants regional legal framework gives intellectual property rights to breeders while restricting the age-old practices of African farmers to freely save, use, share and sell seeds and/or propagating material.

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Jul 22

Berto Jongman: 24 Countries Bankrupt, 14 More Soon…

Categories: 03 Economy
Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

The Bankruptcy Of The Planet Accelerates – 24 Nations Are Currently Facing A Debt Crisis

There has been so much attention on Greece in recent weeks, but the truth is that Greece represents only a very tiny fraction of an unprecedented global debt bomb which threatens to explode at any moment.

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Jul 21