Violence as contagion?

 

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The happy secret to better work

Can positivity make you more productive?

We’ve all heard (and intrinsically know!) that positivity is generally a good force in our lives but can it make us more successful and more productive?

Psychologist Shawn Achor certainly thinks so.  In this entertaining video he argues that happiness actually inspires productivity.

 

Tech Talk

Could computers replace doctors? Are we entering a new age of exponential growth in artificial intelligence that far outstrips our own? Or are we entering an unprecedented phase of human advancement and an economics of abundance? Three inspirational videos pointing to a future of technological advancement, computer learning and very fast change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all need the Amazon and its people

Hope you enjoy this great video that reminds us how vital it is that we protect and learn from the Amazon and its people.

 

It’s from TED Talks by Mark Plotkin and the title is What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t.

 

Legalise it?

 

Hope you find this talk by Ethan Nadelmann on ending the war on drugs stimulating.

It’s a controversial topic but I don’t think anyone would argue that our current policies to eliminate dangerous drug use and the violence and black market that it fuels are working positively for anyone, bar  criminal organisations. The terrorist organisations Boko Haram, ISIS and the Taliban are thought to be partly funded by illegal drug sales, drug-related violence and addiction in the west destroys countless lives, and drug money continues to fuel horrific violence and inequality in Latin America too. Perhaps it’s time for a major re-think.