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Man and Superman: The Environmental Time Bomb

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 19th 2017

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In order to give focus to some major changes she sees on the horizon, Sramana Mitra has written several pieces that grew out of her original article, Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates. The previous articles in this series: Two Distinct SpeciesWhat CAN Be Controlled?; Rationalizing Populations; How Long Does Democracy Survive? Please share your thoughts and help get the conversation going.

Parallel to the forthcoming disruption due to automation, there is another growing threat to humanity: the Environment.

In China, every year, a million people die of pollution related illnesses.

New Delhi, with a population of 18.6 million people, is the most polluted city in the world as of 2016.
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Man and Superman: How Long Does Democracy Survive?

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 12th 2017

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In order to give focus to some major changes she sees on the horizon, Sramana Mitra has written several pieces that grew out of her original article, Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates. The previous articles in this series: Two Distinct SpeciesWhat CAN Be Controlled?, and Rationalizing Populations. Please share your thoughts and help get the conversation going.

The basic principle of Democracy is rooted in Humanism. Every life is equally precious and worth preserving.

It seems though that with the Man and Superman bifurcation, this sense of equality is no longer sacrosanct.

If these two segments of the population need to work within the same social structure, with the assumption that each person has one vote, then Man can pretty much steamroll Superman’s interests.
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Man and Superman: Rationalizing Populations

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 5th 2017

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In order to give focus to some major changes she sees on the horizon, Sramana Mitra has written several pieces that grew out of her original article, Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates. The previous articles in this series: Man and Superman: Two Distinct Species, Man and Superman: What CAN Be Controlled? Please share your thoughts and help get the conversation going.

World population has been ballooning for years. As of August 2016, it was 7.4 billion, projected to increase to 8 billion in 2024, and 11.2 billion in 2100.

If the Man and Superman bifurcation happens, and a very small population of very rich, highly enhanced human beings segregate from the mainstream, the world will be in a deep funk.

Providing welfare services – universal basic income, food, healthcare – for 10 billion people will be an impossible task.
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Man and Superman: What CAN Be Controlled?

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 29th 2017

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In order to give focus to some major changes she sees on the horizon, Sramana Mitra has written several pieces that grew out of her original article, Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates. The previous article in this series: Man and Superman: Two Distinct Species. Please share your thoughts and help get the conversation going

It has been 500 years since the Scientific Revolution.

It has been a mere 200 years since the Industrial Revolution.

The pace of change humanity has experienced in the last 500 years, especially in the last 200 years, is immense. Science, coupled with the force of Capitalism, has created an intoxicating pace of change.

We call this change Progress.

Now, humanity faces the critical question: Will relentless Progress eventually lead to the extinction of humankind?
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Man and Superman: Two Distinct Species

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 22nd 2017

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In order to give focus to some major changes she sees on the horizon, Sramana Mitra has written several pieces that grew out of her original article, Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates. Please share your thoughts and help get the conversation going. 

In the first segment of this series, I said that human history is about to bifurcate into two distinct classes: the wealthy, powerful, highly educated class that will come to dominate the future; and the useless zombie class that will be the planet’s majority.

Let’s explore this in some detail.
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Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 15th 2017

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I recently wrote a series titled The Future and also gave a talk on The Future of Capitalism.

In those, I said that I am optimistic about the next couple of decades. I believe, strongly, that entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial capitalism can be democratized, and wealth can be created in the middle of the pyramid using capitalistic principles. In the next 2-3 decades, the potential for distributed capitalism is very high and the outcome should be extremely positive around the world. That is the mission upon which my current work with One Million by One Million is based.

However, there is tremendous inequality due to technology and automation on the horizon. In the 30-50 year timeframe and beyond, technology and automation will create tremendous disruption. 60-80% of ALL jobs will, likely, get automated. Now, that is a scary situation.
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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Rich Green, Chief Product Officer of SugarCRM (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 14th 2017

There is a lot of buzz in the CRM space on how AI will augment the effectiveness of sales people. This interview is a comprehensive deep dive into the issues driving the problem, both promises and challenges.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start with introducing our audience to yourself and to SugarCRM, especially to what’s been happening in the past couple of years.

Rich Green: I’ve been at the company for about a year. I’m the Chief Product Officer. I came from an Internet of Things company where we had energy monitoring devices with cloud controlling systems. Before that, I was the Chief Technology Officer for Nokia in charge of all the >>>

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: FusionOps CEO Shariq Mansoor (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Jan 27th 2017

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FusionOps was ahead of its time. Founded in 2005, the company has only recently found its groove with the AI wave. Focused on the supply chain area, they are doing some very cool stuff with Cloud, Big Data, and AI.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us about the company and yourself.

Shariq Mansoor: FusionOps is focused on the supply chain. We started in 2005. At that time, we had a vision and we still have the same vision. We believe that data is going to change things. At that time, cloud was just emerging. We were a little early in the space. >>>

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