for many links you may find multiple publications. I have limited myself to inserting one presentation foreach person I followed with interest.


during times of economic crisis new idea's are popping up. Ideas which will determine the future and opportunities. I attempt to collect some of those extraordinary ideas, which will determine and shape our lives in the future, but I'm sureI'm missing many more.


Before the Enlightenment,the educational system was not yet greatly influenced bythe scientific revolution. As the scientific revolution broke the traditional views at that time, religion and superstition were replacedby reasoning and scientific facts. Philosophers such as JohnLocke proposed the idea that knowledge is obtained throughsensation and reflection. This proposition lead into Locke’s theorythat everyone has the same capacity of sensation, and education shouldnot be restricted to a certain class or gender. Prior to the 17th and18th century, literacy was generally restricted to males who belongedin the categories of nobles, mercantile, and professional classes.

Access to education must be expanded throughout the world. This accessinvolved the possibility to access the Internet, having vision and freetools.

Jim Yong Kim, President, The World Bank,Washington DC, described the importance of best practise techniquesbeing applied in education. “We can leapfrog generations of badpractise by taking the learnings which exist and applying them inpoorer countries,” he said. He also advocated wider adoption of apprenticeship schemes of the type used in Switzerland and Germany.


This page contains just very few linnks andhighlights of subject I enjoy to follow, some are recent some are older links... but more follows.


George Carlin

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Sir Ken Robinson explains a new way onhow we have to look at education. Salman Khan proposes eduction through video on how to ketch up on knowledge by joining free of charge the Khan Academy. Similarly you might find Iversity an interesting online education project on where to study fields of interest.

Development in the world for the world

Hans Roesling isintroducing the Gapminder a tool to read the data of the developmentdifferently.

After watching Josh Silver we might realize that cheap eyeglassescan be important for the children in the third world and likely moreimportant then just food.

Open Source Ecology is the phylosphie of Open Source Software adapted to hardware. DIY cuts down prices andgives an enormous access to technology needed in farming and this is only the start. In a similar way also Catarina Mota explains the world of smart materials and the website gives many clues on how to use new tools to create new items with little.

Deb Roy: The birth of a word this viedeo will reveal, what today is feasible,  can be measured and how the influence is massmedia can be rendered visible. Technology on a very high level - fascinating.It also gives us an idea how our influece from politics, advertisement and the  media can be made visible and likely is made visible tocenters of power.

Prof. Sugata Mitra said: "My wish is to help design the future of learning by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and work together. Help me build the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can embark on intellectual adventures by engaging and connecting with information and mentoring online. I also invite you, wherever you are, to create your own miniature child-driven learning environments and share your discoveries." His Ted presentation of the Project Self Organized Learning Environment’s (SOLE) is also highly interesting to follow and not for nothing he was the TED Winner of the year 2013.

An other great example on how to learn from history is of course the Zinn Education Project - Teaching a People's History.

Health & Medicine

Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve theorgan-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney.


George Soros, student of Karl Popper and famous investor, founder of Open Society Foundations which seeks to create tolerant societies whose governments are accountable andopen to the participation of all people, is also the father of theinteresting theory on reflexivity.

Jospeh Stiglitz the great economist who wrote "The Three Trillion Dollar" is talking about "The Price of Inequality".


Noam Chomsky is of course always a challenging source when examiningour society, governmental actions and the way our system is working.

Daniel Cohn-Bendir - For Europe!Daniel Cohn Bendit although leader of the students movement already in 1968 just surprised with his amazing view on how Europe will develop in the future into the United States of Europe, while at the same time he explains thepolitical parties are obsolute, closed systems, an organization in which participants are fighting for power.

King Abdullah II remarks at the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos. It's time to act - it time to act now!

Happiness and satisfaction

Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness".

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice.In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but moreparalyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.


L.H.O.O.Q.A major revolution in art was caused by Duchamp. Understanding Duchamp is a key to read modern art.


Living in the city of Renzo Piano it is just natural to follow also what todays architects propose for our futur living. I was recently especially inspired by the TED talks on architecture and especially with the talks of Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick presenting both interesting concepts for living in New York, Copenhaben or in Malaysia respectively, but also how to hide an incinerator or a powerplant.