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POSSIBILITIES
MANY GREAT IDEAS AND INITIATIVES
GOOD PEOPLE / AMAZING TECHNOLOGY / HUGE POSSIBILITIES
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MOST PEOPLE ARE GOOD PEOPLE
There are good nice people everywhere on the planet. They need to have ways to better themselves and to better the world. A relatively few bad actors make a better world very difficult to achieve.

Arab Women Arab Men Indian family Nigerian Kids Vietnam worker US Worker
... and some exceptional leaders
Paul Polman Norm Chomsky Nelson Mandella Mike Bloomberg Martin Luther King John Glenn
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AMAZING TECHNOLOGY
Rapid technological development over past 200 years ... and accelerating
The challenge that needs to be addressed is to ensure that technology is deployed in a way that does good, and not in ways that have detrimental impact.
There is ample evidence that an uncontrolled market based system does not ensure that detrimental impacts are avoided. This is not a new problem. However, it has become increasingly problematic in recent decades as the enterprise system has been financialized and dominated more and more by performance metrics for profits, without equally powerful metrics about impact on society and impact on the environment.

AEROSPACE

Passenger Aircraft

Jet engines

Satellites
The Wright brothers made the first powered flight in 1903. The progress since then is amazing. Measured in time, the world is much smaller now with ubiquitous commercial flights, Jet engines have massive power, and satellites are able to watch our every move.
MEDIA and COMMUNICATIONS

Print Media

Internet / WWW
Apple Media and communications are an essential feature of a civilized society. News moves faster now than at any time in history, but the accuracy, objectivity and truthfulness of the news has dangerously degraded. There is power to communicate but little power to moderate!
KNOWLEDGE
Apple
Print Media

Internet / WWW
COMPUTER SCIENCE
QUANTUM COMPUTING
IBM
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)
Evolution of AI AI hardware Third Wave AI The algorithms that drive AI have the ability to sort through a lot of data very fast, draw some conclusions and then do another sort, and another and another getting more accurate answers the more they iterate. No question it can be helpful, but still not very good at understanding why!
ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING

IBM

Microsoft

Oracle
LOGISTICS

Trucks

Container Ships

Freight rail
MATERIALS

Composite materials

Plastics

High strength steels
MEDICAL SCIENCE

Genetic code / DNA

Pharmaceuticals

MRI technology
PASSENGER TRANSPORT

Passenger Rail

Passenger Car

Passenger Bus
PRODUCTION ENGINEERING

3D Printing
ROBOTICS

Robotic welding
SOCIAL MEDIA

Google

Facebook

Twitter

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