MICHAEL J. MCGETRICK PhD
21st CENTURY VISION
Recent blog posts

United States Election 2020 – Implications for the Future
Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

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Neoliberalism – The Elephant in the Room
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

More and more people are becoming aware that, over the past twenty five years or so, an economic dogma known as neoliberalism has been responsible for drastic changes in their lives and that of the nation states to which they belong. Although neoliberalism has benefited some, a great many – in the West at least […]

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Alternative Energy – ‘Cold Fusion’ Revisited
Friday, December 14th, 2018

At a time when the world is searching for cheaper and cleaner forms of energy, much effort has been invested in alternative forms such as wind turbines and solar cells. However, as is well understood, harvesting these forms of energy does not provide a continuously reliable source of energy – the wind does not always […]

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Brexit – A New Era for Entrepreneurship
Thursday, December 6th, 2018

In the eyes of many within the entrepreneurial community, the decision of the British electorate on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union marked the beginning of a new golden age of economic freedom, innovation and prosperity. Recent events, though, have dampened expectations – specifically, the government’s EU Chequers proposal of a few months […]

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Stephen Hawking and the National Health Service
Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Most people will be familiar with the name of physicist Stephen Hawking, former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and currently its Director of Research in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. He is well known for his work on the emission of radiation from black holes (known as the […]

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The Vision of Elon Musk
Sunday, August 6th, 2017

It has been interesting to follow the spat in recent days between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. According to news reports, they disagree on the relative merits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for humanity. Zuckerberg has a generally more optimistic view – AI should be seen as a great aid to humankind, […]

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Embracing a New Science
Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Does our current orthodox scientific framework require expansion in order to accommodate consciousness? The present framework is based on the assumption that every event in the universe is mechanically predictable with no room for human choice – the Newtonian model of cause and effect. Cue the Big Bang, and all subsequent physical occurrences are governed […]

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