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data, see big data

empathy, 13, 450; live video and, 118-10

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age of accelerations, 3-5, 15, 27, 181-83, 187-202, 204, 205, 207, 247, 256, 299, 300, 326; dislocation and, 4, 5-6, 28, 31-33, 35, 198, 201-202, 299-300; education and, 33, 34-35, 34; human adaptability as challenged by, 28, 29-35, 32, 34, 187, 198-202, 298-99, 309-10, 336, 359, 448-49, 451-52; as inflection point, 15-16, 27; innovation as response to, 199-202; leadership and, 311; the Machine and, 27; Moore’s law and, 29, 35; social technologies and, 31, 33-34

pausing, importance of, 4-6, 15

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Berkus, Nate, 367

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complexity: as free, 90, 91, 93, 102, 115, 299; of Mother Nature, 301; supernova and, 91, 93-94

connections, human-to-human, 450-451

kayaking, 198-99

dot-com bubble, positive effects of, 90

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dynamic stability, 199, 205

worldview, 14-15; see also Machine, the

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Exploratorium, 103

freedom, advances toward, 147; in cyberspace, 339-40, 343; ethics and, 339-40; inequality of, 270-76

ghost apps, 345-46

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“thinking without a box,” 14

humans; godlike powers of, 199, 340, 341; tribalism of, 352-53

ethics, innovations in, 199, 202, 337-57; freedom and, 339-40; leadership and, 342-43; sustainable values and, 347-48

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golf, author and, 375-76, 393-94

Earth: history of, 162-64

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Hanks, Tom, 296

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baseball, class-mixing and, 406

Jeopardy!, 26, 85, 86, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 103

Iraq War, 245-46, 278-79

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jobs, see workforce, innovation in

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Machine, the, 13-15, 88, 182, 362; in age of accelerations, 27; definition of, 13; impact on people and cultures of, 13, 14, 15; inflection points and, 15-16; technological change and, 24-25

Obama, Sasha and Malia, 279

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QuoteInvestigator.com (QI), 298

Bustle.com, 344

taxicabs, 62

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connectivity, advances in, 69, 72, 80, 81, 83, 115, 117, 239, 299; education and, 133-35; the Market and, 135; poverty and, 133-35, 293; supernova and, 93; terrorists and, 153, 346-47; 2000 as breakthrough year in, 90, 93; 2007 as breakthrough year in, 110; workplace and, 206-207; see also global flows

“topsoil of trust,” 285, 452

White House, 2015 drone crash at, 279

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Hitler, Adolf, 183

God: cyberspace and, 337-38; Jewish postbiblical view of, 338-39