Tag: Amaras Law

Dealing With Disruptive Change

What is our capacity to envision our possible futures? How do we prepare? Here’s one example—genetically-edited algae that reproduces on wasteland, in salt water, absorbing carbon emissions to produce fuel. Wild algae didn’t produce enough fats to make it economically feasible to extract energy—but scientists discovered how to genetically manipulate a ‘lipid trigger’ that doubled

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Amara’s Law & Underestimating the Future

It seems the robot revolution is always “just around the corner.” Truckers and taxi-drivers may be worried their jobs will be gone within a few years. Patients wonder why our bio-technology hasn’t cured cancer after decades of research. While technological advances are impressive, our expectations exceed reality…in the short run. When Automated Teller Machines came

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