Why aren’t we resilient? What could be the matter? Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a key to economic growth in emerging economies. It represents capital invested in a country that provides manufacturing and service capabilities for both native consumers and world markets. As global economies are less dependent on geopolitical relationships of the last century, … Continue reading What Could Be the Matter?
Distributed Networks Aren’t just for the internet anymore. In the world of the internet, some years ago, as a researcher at RAND Corporation, engineer Paul Baran was asked to devise new ways to make communication networks more resilient. He concluded that a distributed network—one without a fixed center of control—is strong, adaptable, and ultimately generative … Continue reading The Art of Connectedness in a Virtual World
No matter your age, you know about industrial revolutions. Remember reading about the invention of the steam engine way back in 1784 and how it changed everything from transportation on land and sea to farming? Remember learning about the invention of electricity in the 1870's and how it transformed most homes (eventually) from candle and … Continue reading What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
At this moment, new trend words are sweeping across the globe as societies explore new futures: "smart cities", "smart government", and “smart nation". What are we talking about? What are we looking for? What is the future WE want? These questions are at the heart of the human pursuit. We want to become better versions … Continue reading The Future WE Want…
What is a resilient society? And why is disruptive change in governance critical to its creation? This is the first blog posting of the newly created independent, apolitical think tank of Curaçao. If you are reading it, welcome to our site. We hope that you will become involved in our work in order to Think … Continue reading Resilient Society?