Blog Week # 171

by Beppe Grillo – Week number 171. As every Sunday we review the posts of the last seven days:

The floods that hit continental Europe, especially Germany, shook us all. It is a huge catastrophe these days and no one should think of feeling immune, even at a distance of kilometers. The climatic upheavals affect each of us and each of our daily actions. I wanted to share this prophetic German film from 1994 with you. Take your time and watch it: Crash 2030

Building a future economy that works for everyone will be one of the biggest challenges to be faced in the coming years and decades. A future where everyone works less, where there is more free time, more time for our families and for society. Universal Income is the way to go.

Albert Einstein claimed he never memorized anything in his life so he could use the power of his brain to form ideas. And this is one of the results of the research of a team of scientists, according to which our brain, with the support of technology, can perform much more complex tasks than biological capabilities alone. That’s why the digital age isn’t making us dumber!

Most people don’t think much about the leftover food they throw away; however, a team of researchers from Tokyo has developed a new method to reduce food waste by recycling fruit and vegetable scraps into robust building materials. Here is the study.

To combat video game addiction in children, tech giant Tencent has just implemented facial recognition in its video games in China. Any child who tries to play at night will be automatically logged out. Read here.

CMCC and Ismea have created a webtool that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions from animal husbandry. Farmers can calculate their farm’s carbon footprint and adhere to one of the practices to reduce it in a sustainable way. Here’s how it works.

As always, I remind you to sign the petition asking Europe to introduce a Universal Basic Income for member states. Read, sign and share!

I take this opportunity to thank you for all the emails I receive every day. I can’t answer every one of you, but I always read all your messages.


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