How the old rob the young and how the young support their crime

Niall Ferguson, the impossibly handsome economics history professor linked to Harvard and Oxford Universities and author of Empire, Colossus, Civilisation etc, is in the news at the moment for his 2012 Reith lectures on how the old are impoverishing the young. The main thrust of his argument is that those who are retired or are about to retire are More...

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By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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What Japan can teach the world about Robots, Immigration and Old Age

Japan is at the forefront of the humanoid robotics revolution.  This is not just an expression of Japan’s electro mechanical prowess, but runs deeper: it is part of a cultural phenomenon.  Robots in Japanese More...

By historyfuturenow On Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Feeding 9 billion: Is it possible? (All parts 1-4)

The world’s population has already passed the 7 billion mark and is expected to hit 9 -10 billion by 2050.  Given the fact that all of the main inputs – water, fertile land and a good climate – More...