• rethinkingman1

    Rethinking the Future…

    What if our assumptions about the future are wrong? Why do we have our heads buried in the sand? As we move past overshoot in the use of natural resources, humanity is faced with two questions? The first being, do we continue down the ‘business as usual’ road, or...
  • urbanabundcesnip1

    Urban Property Transformed into Amazing Organic Veggie Gardens

    A Story of Vulnerability  In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast off the coast of the United States. This had unforeseen and radical consequences on the price of food. Around 2,900 oil rigs were shut down, disrupting 95% of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. The impact...
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    Technological Unfixes – Fruit juicers and hair brushes are now part of the Internet of (useless) Things

    Author: David Glance Director of UWA Centre for Software Practice, University of Western Australia If ever proof were needed that not everything is improved by connecting a device to the Internet, the Juicero, a fruit and vegetable juicing machine, is it. At US $400, the Juicero produces a glass of...
  • HWY (1969)

    Is Consumerism Driving us to the Brink of Collapse?

    “In order to gain and to hold the esteem of men it is not sufficient merely to possess wealth or power. The wealth or power must be put in evidence, for esteem is awarded only on evidence.” Thorsten Veblen A successful lawyer parked his brand new Porsche Carrera GT in...
  • climaterules

    Another Climate Milestone Reached 410ppm

    The world just passed another round-numbered climate milestone. Scientists predicted it would happen this year and lo and behold, it has. On Tuesday, the Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first-ever carbon dioxide reading in excess of 410 parts per million (it was 410.28 ppm in case you want the...
  • happiness

    Happiness Can Be Yours!

    Happiness is Yours “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Buddha Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, also known as the Buddha lived 500 years before Jesus Christ. Siddhartha, born into a ruling class family, became...
  • illusionsoverreality

    Why We Seek Illusions Over Reality

    Article Also featured on the Collective Evolution Shortly after the tulip bulb was introduced to Europe from the Ottoman Empire it found favor with Dutch high society. The humble tulip bulb rocketed in price. At the height of the mania one tulip bulb was equivalent to ten times the...
  • honkkong

    Forbidden Ideas the Mainstream Media Don’t Want to Discuss!

    A few years ago I had the good fortune to host the legendary Australian entrepreneur, Dick Smith, at a conference I organised in New Zealand.  Dick is founder of electronics store of the same name, as well as Australian Geographic Magazine and Dick Smith Foods? Over recent years Dick has...
  • onenessimage

    The Philosophy of Permaculture Goes Hand in Hand with Oneness Thinking…

     Oneness Thinking  “All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.” Swami Vivekanada The great German mathematician George Ferdinand Ludwig Cantor pushed maths to new frontiers in the late eighteenth century as he tried to solve the equation of...