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Winter Issue of TrendEvents posted

This issue of TrendEvents covers both the old and new of Technocracy, with news about our winter Think Tank, a memorial for Paul Cordesmeyer, and information about the Technocracy concept and organization. Click on the link below! TrendEvents_2016_01_Winter

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Autumn TrendEvents

This issue of TrendEvents features news about economics, water, smart homes and space, followed by information about the Technocracy concept and organization. I am pleased to announce that we have some new blood—two articles by volunteer freelance writers Justin Lazzara and Joshua Moore. See the issue here: TrendEvents_2015_09_Autumn  

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Nanopores inexpensively filter seawater

Most humans live near oceans. Yet even in coastal communities, there are often severe water shortages. Hence, desalinization of seawater into fresh water is the “holy grail” of unlimited water supply. Yet, present desalination processes require tremendous amounts of energy, making such processes very expensive. Nanotechnology has been proposed many times as the means to […]

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Saudi Wells Running Dry of Water — End of Desert Wheat

(Source: Bloomberg, 4 Nov. 2015) Saudi Arabia “once grew so much of the grain that its exports could feed Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen. The circular wheat farms, half a mile across with a central sprinkler system, spread across the desert in the 1980s and 1990s, visible … as green spots amid a […]

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US 2015 Q2 GDP Results

Real gross domestic product — the value of the goods and services produced by the nation’s economy less the value of the goods and services used up in production, adjusted for price changes – increased at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in the second quarter of 2015, according to the “third” estimate released by […]

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Politics

When people complain about ineffective government they often use the word “change”.  What they most often mean by this is that they want to “fix” the current system so that it works better than what they now see but still looks pretty much the same. But what do they think when the closer and more […]

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May 2015 TrendEvents

  The May 2015 issue of TrendEvents features news about finance, indoor farming, air travel, and laser engine ignition, followed by questions & answers about Technocracy and its design. Q & A covers the organization, monad and begins to discuss the Technocracy and the Price system. To view the issue, click: TrendEvents_2015_05.

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Indoor Farming

Review by Ron Miller “There is a real trend towards something called variously urban agriculture, indoor farming or vertical farming,” says Cary Mitchell, a horticulturist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The original idea was for skyscrapers filled with plants but was never realistic. Skyscrapers don’t come cheap. In New York City, a company […]

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TrendEvents: January-February 2015 Issue

  As the new year is underway, this issue of TrendEvents begins with a warning about climate change. You naturally ask the question: why don’t more people care or do something? TrendEvents follows up with some of the answers.  Also featured are questions & answers taken from the Technocracy Technological Continental Design publication. To view the […]

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HEAR NO CLIMATE EVIL

Daniel Kahneman is not hopeful. “I am very sorry,” he told me, “but I am deeply pessimistic. I really see no path to success on climate change.” Kahneman won the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics for his research on the psychological biases that distort rational decision-making. One of these is “loss aversion”, which means that […]

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Halloween TrendEvents

If this issue of TrendEvents won’t terrify you, what will? Scary robots, scary economics, scary nuclear waste, we have it all this issue! Also featured are numerous reviews of technology issues and developments with commentary by Ron Miller.  View the issue here!

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End of Summer TrendEvents

The end-of-summer issue of TrendEvents features numerous reviews of technology developments and commentary by Ron Miller, and “Mechanisms of Distribution” from the Technocracy Study Course. Click on the link below: TrendEvents—End of Summer 2014