The game of life

Below is a presentation by¬†Jesse Schell¬†at DICE 2010 “Design Outside the Box” Conference explaining what’s next in gaming. Interesting points throughout. Great food for thought....

Helping poor countries

Can richer countries, or even groups of wealthy people create charter cities in 3rd world countries? Basically “adopt” a 3rd world city? Rich nations use well-functioning systems of courts, police and jails, developed over centuries, to solve such...

The brain on power

It appears that the old axiom is true – power corrupts. And, the more deserving the powerful person feels to be in their position – the more deserving they feel to live by different rules than everyone else. They argue, therefore, that people with power...

Narcissism, charm, and popularity

Narcissists appear to be more charming and popular at first meeting them. Some research into proof of this bias – and possible reasons why… On the basis of a realistic behavioral approach, the authors showed that narcissists are popular at zero...
Global inequality dramatically decreasing

Global inequality dramatically decreasing

Income is becoming more distributed around the world. A comparison on 1970 to 2006 shows vast improvements in income distribution. According to this report – the income distribution trend is great. (Note, this income not wealth, which may be a different matter...