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The geeks shall inherit the earth

24 Sep 2015 by Phillip de Wet Technology will anoint the high priests of the new world religion of knowledge, it appears. Dr Idriss Aberkane (29) is emphatic about many things. “Natural research and development is just better than ours, period,” the French “neurogeek” told an audience in Sandton on Monday, explaining why mining nature […]

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Africa should learn from nature to redefine economies

Published on 23 September 2015  By Chris Tredger Imagine an economy defined by infinite resources and growth possibility. This is how cognitive neuroscientist Dr Idriss Aberkane describes the knowledge economy, saying it facilitates sustainable GDP growth based on an infinite resource in the form of knowledge. Africa, he says, has an opportunity to mine nature […]

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In nature there is no waste (and getting rid of it will be very profitable) – Radio 702 – 21/09/15

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Dr Idriss Aberkane (29), French cognitive neuroscientist and entrepreneur. Aberkane will be in South Africa as a guest of Alexander Forbes. He will give talks in Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg on topics including biomimicry and his work on finances. Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions […]

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IDRISS J. ABERKANE: ECONOMY OF KNOWLEDGE

Imagine an economy whose main resource is infinite. Imagine an economy endowed with an intrinsic form of justice, an economy that facilitates and rewards sharing, an economy where the unemployed boast greater purchasing power than those in work, an economy where 1 and 1 makes 3, an economy in which everyone is born with purchasing […]

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On the ‘War on War’ in Modern Geopolitics

This content was written by a student and assessed as part of a university degree. E-IR publishes student essays & dissertations to allow our readers to broaden their understanding of what is possible when answering similar questions in their own studies. Item urgeat ignem exstinguere in bactrianam Item urgeat pacem aedificere in bactrianam[1] Peace is […]

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An Optimistic Memo on the Chinese Noopolitik: 2001-2011

This content was written by a student and assessed as part of a university degree. E-IR publishes student essays & dissertations to allow our readers to broaden their understanding of what is possible when answering similar questions in their own studies. 2001 marked the full scale military arrival of the USA in the Eurasian heartland, […]

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Yin or Yang? China and the Muslim world

This content was written by a student and assessed as part of a university degree. E-IR publishes student essays & dissertations to allow our readers to broaden their understanding of what is possible when answering similar questions in their own studies. Along with strong tensions during the Cultural Revolution the only major confrontations with the […]