Science and Technology

UNESCO promotes science in the service of peace

The 41st General Conference of Unesco ended this week with important steps towards the objective of placing science at the service of peace and development, with an inclusive and multilateral vision. The forum of one of the governance bodies of…

Old and new social paradigms

Information and communication technologies are leading society into a new paradigm of coexistence, where the virtual is gaining ground every day in all daily activities, including science, politics, e-commerce, tele-education and all the systems of mass persuasion never seen before.…

Can tech truly work for democracy and human rights?

The accelerating global process of digitalisation is rapidly transforming the ‘operating space’ of citizens everywhere. While digital technologies provide people with new ways to exercise freedoms of association, assembly, and expression, they are simultaneously creating opportunities to restrict those rights,…

Spiritual Worlds

From the moment we look out into the world and begin to uncover it, we configure a reality that is the sum of our perceptions and also of a certain “factory sensitivity” that all human beings bring, with which we…

The climate, ecological and human health crisis Human beings as a central value?

By: Doris Balvin [1] The current state of the global environmental situation and those responsible. Talking about the global environmental situation, within the framework of the Open World Meeting of New Humanism, entitled “The human being as a central value”,…

Sofía Scasserra: “A supranational digital economy is being generated, over our heads”.

A few days ago, the Transnational Institute published the report: Digital Colonialism, an analysis of the European trade agenda. “Cuatro elementos” interviewed Sofía Scasserra, research associate at the Transnational Institute, to discuss the key points of the report. Q: Remind…

The US is turning the heat up in tech war with China by trying to control the entire global supply of computer chips

America’s latest move to try to contain Beijing is to weaponise an entire industry. By leveraging its patents and licences for semiconductor manufacture, it is attempting to deny China access to crucial technology. By Tom Fowdy Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp…

The most powerful space telescope ever built will look back in time to the Dark Ages of the universe

Some have called NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope the “telescope that ate astronomy.” It is the most powerful space telescope ever built and a complex piece of mechanical origami that has pushed the limits of human engineering. On Dec. 18, 2021, after…

Historical acceleration in “Good ideas you may not know about”.

These are two new short videos dedicated to historical acceleration. The first of them looks at it from the point of view of how we experience it, how things change more and more rapidly and this increases the difference between…

After Whistleblower Revelations, It’s Time to Unfriend Facebook

Facebook has grown into a planet-wide, $1 trillion company that allows people to connect online with family and friends, sharing photos and “liking” the posts of others. Beneath this benign façade lies a vast network where Facebook profits by promoting…

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