Are we living, today, in a more exciting, dangerous, dismaying, encouraging time than any other in history? We really do not know, but we do know that each new era and technological paradigm shift presents particular challenges and opportunities. It is a constant struggle to keep up with the fast-changing times in which we live, and it is only a minor comfort to realise that, during the 19th century, humankind already felt left behind and overwhelmed by information overload, globalisation and technological progress. One of the main reasons people react in this way is that technological developments create opportunities and challenges; simultaneously this is questioning and challenging existing perceptions and behaviours. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Subscribe Login Independent journalism every day With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want. Unlimited access to all … [Read more...] about Sweden 2019: Brave new World
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Neil Armstrong 27 April 2019 9:00 AM 27 April 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp You’ve secured an audience with your overworked GP. You roll into the surgery clearly suffering from the effects of a gargantuan hangover, reeking of fresh cigarette smoke and chomping on a fistful of cheese sticks. After listening to your laboured heartbeat, ascertaining your blood pressure is off the charts and checking how overweight you are, your doctor doesn’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce that, never mind the trifling complaint you presented with, you’re in the danger zone for heart disease, diabetes and God knows what else. You’ll be sent away with a flea in your ear, told to quit smoking, lay off the booze, chuck out the cheese and develop a taste for quinoa and power-walking. Perhaps you ignore all this excellent advice and die years before your time. No one will be surprised. But let’s say you bounce into … [Read more...] about The DNA revolution
0 Have your say RICHARD Selzer was a surgeon and a writer. In his book Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery, he remembers standing at the bed of a young woman following surgery. Her mouth was twisted after a tiny nerve had been severed during the operation. It would be permanent. Selzer had saved her life by removing a tumour in her cheek and there had been no choice but to cut the nerve. Her young husband also stood at the bed gazing at his wife as she absorbed the news that her face would always sit in this new, twisted, broken shape. “I like it,” he says. “It is kind of cute.“All at once I know who He is. I understand and I lower my gaze. “One is not bold in an encounter with a God. Unmindful, he bends to kiss her crooked mouth and I am so close I can see how he twists his own lips to accommodate to hers, to show her that their kiss still works.”Christians call today Good Friday while we … [Read more...] about The Archbishop of York: How we can find hope and love in a twisted world this Easter
Over the previous two months, young people in the UK – including myself – and around the world have made quite a statement. In the UK during February and March 70,000 young people took to the streets as part of the #YouthStrike4Climate movement, unified under the banner of system change, not climate change. We’ve proven to be the antidote to the climate apathy that’s riddled the political class. We’re creative, imaginative and we’re certainly not bound by the constraints that leave politicians caring more about re-election than the future of our planet. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now On 15 March we stood shoulder to shoulder with our peers in more than 150 countries, mobilising more than 1.6 million people as part of the global FridaysForFuture movement. It’s thought that this was the largest climate … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why are teenagers like me the only ones brave enough to fight for change?
The proliferation of smartphones has allowed access-anywhere, any time banking to be a standard feature; the likes of Apple Pay and Google Pay have given another method of payment, and with the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) coming into play later this year, it’s a time of great upheaval for the industry. Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading Subscribe Login Independent journalism every day With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want. Unlimited access to all sections of The Business Post on desktop, tablet and mobile. Breaking news, comment and analysis from the best Business Post writers seven days a week. Live blogs of major news events Videos and podcasts from some of the industry's most respected journalists such as Tom Lyons, Susan Mitchell and Ian Guider Access to The Business Post's extensive archive … [Read more...] about Banking in the brave new world of constant change