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A well-crafted strategy combined with clear resources and objectives can act as the backbone of a rising or developing enterprise. In this context, (good) financial health is an objective to be pursued and planning in this area is essential. No matter how obvious these statements are, there are still many entrepreneurs who put their business at risk for lack of awareness on this issue.

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It is late afternoon and the starlings — small birds that live in flocks in the north of England — organize themselves into their so-called murmuration. It goes beyond a song, or the characteristic noise of the synchronized wings flapping. It’s more than that; like a dance, before resting after a full day of hunting for food in the winter days, they connect together in light, choreographed movements. It is also unclear what causes these birds to initiate such a dance, however, physicists and biologists believe that each one, when moving, stimulates seven others to do the same around them, in a continuous progression. Soon, the seven become forty-nine, forty-nine become thousands, and a spectacle is created in the skies. They also become stronger and easily scare off hawks, the main predators of the species, fast in flight and up to four times larger.

Rodrigo Santoro

Imagine living in a place where there are no rules, conventions or punishments of any kind. In the Westworld — a series produced and shown by HBO since 2016 — a group of people live with super advanced androids simulating human emotions; this raises the question of “who is what” within that world. Based on the 1973 film, with the same name, by the screenwriter Michael Crichton, creator of hits such as Jurassic Park (1990) and medical drama ER (1994), the complex plot full of twists and the big-name cast has captivated the public, making the series a hit for both audience and critics. What is the reason behind its success and the clues it tells about the future?

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Swimming against the tide, future thinker Ligia Zotini Mazurkiewicz believes “The next great revolution will be a moral one, led by children who are now sitting on our laps." It was with this strong belief that she created Voicers (www.voicers.com.br), a digital and educational start-up that works toward a noble purpose: to democratize the access to technology and unite voices that think about the future. The goal is to portray the future positively and exponentially, helping to avoid technological dystopias.

Midierson Maia, founder at Internucleos / Photo: Juca Rodrigues

Based on Artificial Intelligence features, Internucleos Research Community provides an ecosystem for collaborative knowledge production helping professors, colleges, universities and students around the world.

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Technological evolution and the behavioural changes arising from it pose not only the challenge of preparing children and young people, but also the difficult task of proposing an education which prepares adults for things such as the clarity of risks, the need to build the future, and the need to enable a more conscious attitude upon innovation processes.

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July 2018. That time when the attention was focused on the World Cup in Russia. Shortly after a gruelling 2-1 loss to Belgium, the Brazilian national team bowed out of the tournament. Before the game had even finished, the witch-hunt had begun, with blame placed on the players and the coaching staff for poor performance and preparation. However, one target was chosen: midfielder Fernandinho, a Manchester City player. A sequence of mistakes on the pitch was the trigger for a flurry criticism on the midfielder’s social network profiles. The comments, however, went beyond setting out ideas; they were racist. Not one, not dozens, but thousands of hateful comments, open for anyone to read on Facebook, the most widely-used social network on the planet.

Rodrigo Santoro

Imagine living in a place where there are no rules, conventions or punishments of any kind. In the Westworld — a series produced and shown by HBO since 2016 — a group of people live with super advanced androids simulating human emotions; this raises the question of “who is what” within that world. Based on the 1973 film, with the same name, by the screenwriter Michael Crichton, creator of hits such as Jurassic Park (1990) and medical drama ER (1994), the complex plot full of twists and the big-name cast has captivated the public, making the series a hit for both audience and critics. What is the reason behind its success and the clues it tells about the future?

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You leave home in the morning and go to the doctor. A robot offers you several possibilities for treatment based on your medical history, relating it to the most up-to-date methods and therapy. Then you go to the bank and another machine, based on accumulated data about your transactions and profile, offers you a loan, checks the data, and takes responsibility for all the procedures. You return home and your car, on the way, warns that you are tired and it is time to stop driving, to avoid an accident. If days later you return to the clinic and discover you need a transplant, the organ you will receive may be totally artificial, made up using chips. It seems like something from the movies, a science fiction reality; and even though they are cases of artificial intelligence, indicating the AI's possibilities.

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The advancement of technology — in addition to providing a glimpse of what may happen in the future, anticipating possibilities and challenges — leads psychoanalyst Christian Dunker — a professor at Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and one of the most renowned professionals in the field in Brazil — to look at History to better understand some things and to identify new forms of suffering associated with the transformations which the world is undergoing in relation to science, technique, and ethics. Dunker, author of more than 15 books and with 30 years of research and clinical practice, talks about solitude, ethical conflicts, politics, obscurantist speech, and human education for the challenges of the future.

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