Why Aren’t Billions Starving To Death?
In the last 50 years, the world population has more or less doubled to around 7 billion people. Figure 1 shows the trend line for the last 10,000 years or so. Everything stayed on a fairly level footing for all but the last 300 years with occasional ups and downs due to famine war or disease – or a combination of these.
Blockchain could challenge the accepted ways we shape and manage society
The article is written by Phil Godsiff, a senior research fellow at the University of Surrey in the UK, for ‘The Conversation’ published January 26, 2016 12.31pm GMT
In only a few years, digital currency bitcoin has emerged from the shadows to become something debated by politicians and pondered by economists. Now it is blockchain, the technology that makes bitcoin possible, that is having its moment in the sun: the UK government’s Chief Scientist Sir Mark Walport laid out a possible role for it in delivering public services.Read More»