In spite of spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers - Martin Luther King
This evolving paper will examine the overall Ethical Development Goals (EDGs) that Halcyon is developing to complement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The EDGs are inspired by the SDGs, officially known as ‘Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, an intergovernmental set of aspiration Goals with 169 targets.
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The multimedia series, Invitation to World Literature, offers an interactive journey through 13 classic works from a range of eras, places, cultures, languages, and traditions
Peter Day argues convincingly that during the past 25 years, the world of manufacture and trade has been turned upside down. We've gone from mass production for mass markets to a world of customised trading for individuals.
This has largely been caused by the internet, which, Day believes, is revolutionising the world in a way that's as profound as that caused by the advent of printing 500 years ago.
As mass-customisation guru Joe Pine, put it, "consumers don't want choice, they just want exactly what they want".
Researchers have unearthed what are probably the only surviving recordings of the voices of Virginia Woolf, from 50 years earlier, of Alexander Graham Bell (below) and from a quarter of a century earlier still, perhaps the oldest sound recording of all, French schoolchildren singing Au clair de la lune.