• Technology And The Transcendence Of The Spiritual Self.
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    Recent research by Pew (Sept, 2014), concludes that (72%) of Americans think religion is losing influence—a sampling that points to almost three quarters of the population—further, there is a rise in the religiously unaffiliated but who consider themselves spiritual, to 22.8%. As interest in organized religion wanes and distrust in institutions to provide the answers to life’s big questions is at an all time high, there is an alternative spirituality emerging…

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  • Blurring Digital And Reality: So, Who Are We Really?
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    Who are we, really? “We are collectively the most documented human beings who have ever lived on earth”, with technology giving us unprecedented insights into that very question. Personal trackers have become all the rage (witness the wild success of Fitbit and Apple Watch), the Quantified Self movement has officially ‘arrived’, and even when we’re long gone we can get Google to flick a ‘death switch‘ that ensures in the afterlife…

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  • From Disruption To Reinvention And The Sweet Spot In The Middle.
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    “The world’s cities are on pace to balloon from 3.6 billion inhabitants today to more than 6 billion by midcentury. As a result, we face both a dire emergency and a tremendous opportunity. At their best, our modern cities are hubs of human connection, fountains of creativity and exemplars of green living. Yet at the same time, they suffer the symptoms of industrial urbanization: pollution, crowding, crime, social fragmentation and dehumanization.Now is the time…

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