Important blog from Scientific American. Harvard physicist Avi Loeb connects the future of technological innovation to the lessons of the humanities, citing the report of the American Academy's Commission on on the Humanities and Social Sciences, The Heart of the Matter.
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But what can you do to ensure the impact of a report on a topic as seemingly dull as the future of the humanities? Here are a few lessons we’ve learned, based on our extraordinary success with The Heart of the Matter.