Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Future of Work

Interesting piece on how work may change in response to globalization, demographics, and technology:
The Future of Work. The author proposes that left-brain activities like data analysis will either be outsourced or automated, leaving right-brain creative types with a big advantage in the job market. He also notes that work could become more playful as a result, because playful people who love what they do are more innovative. And finally, he provides the perfect explanation for all of us who refuse to grow up: "the increased level of immaturity among adults is an evolutionary response to increased change and uncertainty. "

See? I'm not just immature. I'm responding to increasing change and uncertainty. So there!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Seed: When Two Minds Think Alike

From Seed Magazine comes a fascinating theory that autism may be related to human mating habits, specifically the tendency for people with similar traits to be attracted to one another. See Seed: When Two Minds Think Alike for details.

Neanderthal DNA Shows No Interbreeding With Humans

According to an article in the latest issue of Science, it appears that modern humans don't share any DNA with Neandertals. has the details: Neanderthal DNA Shows No Interbreeding With Humans

So now I have to find another explanation for my husband :-)