Top 3 Most Viewed Posts of 2017

About six months ago we launched The Great Dissonance and 2017 has been full of surprises, up and downs, and so many interesting and inspiring news. We deeply thank our followers and readers, and we decided to put together for you the top 3 posts that generated most traction and attracted more viewers over the …

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On Education in the 21st Century: Fast Forward to the Future

by Richard Watson There’s a scene in the classic Woody Allen movie Annie Hall where the nine-year-old Alvy Singer has been taken to see his doctor because he’s become depressed. His mother, who is at her wits end, points out it’s because of something Alvy has read in a book. Alvy explains the problem: “The …

Will AI help determine the future of families?

by Alexandra Whittington Agricultural societies had large families with many children; industrialization introduced the nuclear family. Are we beginning to experience the first stage impacts of a new technological revolution on family structures? The world’s human population should reach about 10 billion by 2050. Despite the implied growth of around a third from roughly 7.5 …

The Dawn of Artificial Personality: Data Analytics and Election Engineering

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by Ciro Borriello Spring 2016 in Cambridge. I am sitting in the front row at the unusual lesson about Big Data Analytics held by Dr. David Stillwell, a young lecturer at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. His voice is calm and plain, but what he is telling is fascinating. His research team has recently …