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    Smart and Smarter Cities

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    Too Much Water, and Not Enough

    It’s a paradox of climate change that rising global temperatures mean rising seas but also retreating freshwater resources. What technologies can help?

  • Dealing with Complexity?
    Dealing with Complexity?

    Try collective intelligence and AI.

  • Saving the World Through Business
    Saving the World Through Business

    Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard led his company down the road less traveled and became a model for businesses to do well while doing good. 

  • A Year in Interviews: Part I
    A Year in Interviews: Part I

    getAbstract was honored to speak to a number of renowned authors and thought leaders this year. Here are some of the insights we gleaned from a year in author interviews.

  • AI for Survival of the Fittest?
    AI for Survival of the Fittest?

    From Charles Darwin to Elon Musk: How artificial intelligence will influence human evolution and natural selection.

  • “The Focus is ‘Enough’ Rather Than ‘More’”
    “The Focus is ‘Enough’ Rather Than ‘More’”

    The mainstream economics notion that unfettered growth accompanied by greater consumption and productivity benefits society is false, argues Rob Dietz, Program Director at the Post Carbon Institute. In an interview with getAbstract, he shares his…

  • “How Can You Make Consumption Sustainable?”
    “How Can You Make Consumption Sustainable?”

    It has been suggested that if everyone on planet Earth lived the way we do in the developed world, we would need four planets. Present-day consumerism is unsustainable – but how can it be replaced?