Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Must read links

I don't know if this is true, but if it is, you had better start thinking about it. Zack Kanter thinks that autonomous vehicles -- that get from point A to point B with no human operator -- will pretty much take over within 10 or 15 years. That means you won't own a car, you'll summon one. There will be no traffic congestion, almost zero crashes, and you'll get around faster and with less fuel. That sounds great, right? It will also bankrupt GMC, Ford and Chrysler; destroy the automobile insurance and repair industries and the used car market; put 6 million people with driving jobs out of work; and otherwise transform the economy and society massively and unpredictably. Maybe. I was quite skeptical but I'm less so.

Here are the 15 best behavioral science graphs of 2011-2013. The graphical representation of information is essential to both the communication of quantitative data, and to persuasion -- it can illuminate or mislead. These are universally illuminating. Also some bonuses -- there are more than 15 here. You'll learn a thing or two from the content, as well as admiring the presentations.

1 comment:

daniel said...

Bill Joy's article, "the future doesn't need us anymore" in wired(20 years ago?), oh brave new world