Pretty wild, although I am unsure of the statistical power of the numbers given… Use the drop down lists to find your work (or the work you hope to do!) to see how likely it is that a robot could be doing your job in a few years.
Finding patterns in data in retailing. You just can’t make this stuff up – see the article: How Alibaba is using bra sizes to predict online shopping habits – women that purchased larger bra sizes also tended to spend more overall:
First up, Gordon Chang, who has been writing about this for years – is he right now?:
Next, the other side of the argument: Francesco Sisci, the dean of Beijing’s foreign press corps, in three articles, the last of which appears as an appendix in the second link. Of particular interest to me is this last and oldest one (from 2007), reprinted from the Italian La Stampa (the translation and editing could use some work), regarding democracy in China…
All are good, interesting reads. You will not rue the time you spend to further educate yourself about China.
…Opening up a very different, better, world, and a very open world until 2001.
Black and white photo essay here (but you have to run the gauntlet of annoying video commercial first).
“Remembering the Victims of Communism,” produced by Meredith Bragg and Michael C. Moynihan. About 4 minutes. Original release date was November 9, 2009
Link 1 – “One country, two systems”
Link 2 – Communist “Dynasty”
Link 1 Current as of 2014/10/06
Link 2 Young people
Link 3 Symbols
Where is this all going?
More on President Xi Jinping
From the Far East correspondent of Swiss daily Neue Zurcher Zeitung (in English by way of an Indian newspaper)