The “Great Game” and the Conquest of Eurasia: Towards a World War III Scenario? | Global Research

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English: Crop selection of: World map depicting Eurasia; map adapted from PDF world map at CIA World Fact Book (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an insightful research article that takes a hard-look at emerging geo-political trends. It’s a recommended read. Check it out!

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Personally, I hope that there will never be another world war. But the stakes are huge. Even with diplomacy alone, there will be major winners and losers. World leaders will be challenged as never before. With the end of US hegemony but still enormous military power with the US, there will be greater opportunities for soft power. For example, earlier today, I argued that it would be shrewd for the West to reduce sanctions on Russia.

Thoughts?

As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up – NYTimes.com

This is an outstanding, must-read article from the NYT. Check it out!

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The article looks at the impact of technology on jobs in America. The implication are generalizable to other countries too.

Whether it’s for yourself, your children or grand-children, there are important pointers in this article.

Over the last few years, John Gelmini and myself have tried to identify what skills are most relevent for tomorrow’s world. We shall be writing more on this subject in the future.

Let me ask an open question:

Should we fear emerging technology or embrace it?

Thoughts?