Four Links to Make You Think August 16th - 20th

See the world in 2050, revealing the true cost of flights, quantum computing to discover the questions on realities, and the final release of the popular book Nudge.

See the world in 2050 with ClimateCentral

Get a glimpse of what the world might look like in terms of new sea levels for the next 200 years. There are obvious changes like Louisiana, USA and the Netherlands, but we’re keen to explore how human populations will shift from coasts to inland.

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How green is your flight? Airlines to reveal the true cost of travel

Ian Coatman, spokesman for a group opposing the expansion of Leeds Bradford airport from four million to seven million passengers a year, said: “If I want to buy a car or a fridge-freezer or a toaster, the CO2 emissions rating or energy efficiency is clear and I can choose accordingly. So why is it that I can’t see the CO2 impact of a flight?”

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A quantum bridge between subjective and objective realities

In this article, scientists explore questions in computing like: Can quantum mechanics explain consciousness? Can quantum indeterminism restore free will in the otherwise deterministic universe? Can the true randomness at the quantum level help settle the debate between intelligent design and natural selection?

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The final edition of Nudge is here

“We have added a new chapter on what we call sludge, which is nasty stuff that makes it more difficult to make wise choices . . . Every organization should create a seek‑and‑destroy mission for unnecessary sludge.” Ah, beloved Nudge. We can’t think Nudge enough for making behavioral science in the public sphere of discussion, and so excited to review this additional section on what not to do as well!

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About Signol

Signol is a software platform that draws on insights from behavioral economics to encourage employees to make more efficient decisions. Signol provides personalized feedback through multiple communication channels, as well as data analysis for managers. In aviation, Signol aims to use behavioral "nudges" and incentives to reduce pollution and fuel waste and cut operating costs.

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