Rethinking the Economy

Aren’t growth numbers ‘vanity metrics’ ?   Shouldn’t we stop to ask what we really want to know?  

 

Is what I tweeted while listening to another ‘growth’ and economy update. Increased market value and increased profits is what our economy seems to be based on. But is that what we want to achieve? Is increased profit and market value how we want to grow? Maybe we should redefine ‘growth’ altogether. Redefine it into something to evolve towards. Measure the things that matter if we want to really change our economy.

What does the future look like

From a scientist’s point of view, there are no limits. Why can’t your smartphone measure the exact chemical composition of all the food you eat, the air you breathe, and the water you drink? It easily could. Why can’t the walls of your house be incredibly stable and heat insulating, while simultaneously thin, light, and even act as a huge screen? They could be. Such advances are not science fiction — the basic principles underlying them have basically been sitting on the shelves of our labs for decades, waiting for the right hands to bring them to life in our everyday world.

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My Tumblr

I’ve been using Instagram for a while now.. little things I see turned into something memorable. Recently I rediscovered my Tumblr. There I collect my doodles and drawings, as well as a view of the day #todaysview into a visual story of my life.