More needs to be done to mitigate the impact of junk food on overall health and cost containment. Angiography, dialysis and hip replacements have been on the rise for decades in America. More effective preventive strategies and treatments are needed to promote wellness and reduce chronic pain.
R.S. Amblee indicates that every economic recession takes society closer to extinction. While this statement may be excessively pessimistic, recessions can be mitigated with superior audit controls in the financial industry and better management of bubbles; such as, the real estate bubbles and others. Amblee discusses the need for an artificial biosphere to grow crops with recycled water. While this is a possible solution, there are others. Potential candidates include solar energy de-salination plants in places like Africa.
The Art of Looking Into The Future has taken the conversation on the future to a higher level. Although some of these discussions are known, the presentation provides a considerable graphical analysis of key trends, as well as a plethora of solutions to seemingly very difficult problems. Only the future will divulge the ultimate level of humankind's progress over the next decades. The advent of nine billion people on this planet will hasten the need for timely solutions, as well as the people to craft them.