Article: How the U.S. Government Can Learn to See the Future

Open Governance, Standards

How the U.S. Government Can Learn to See the Future

In 1973, then-Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger argued that policymaking could be reduced to a process of “making complicated bets about the future,” noting that it would be helpful if he could be supplied with “estimates of the relevant betting odds.”

Despite Kissinger’s plea for betting odds, forecasting efforts in the government today remain underdeveloped. The early failure to anticipate and prepare for the coronavirus, despite indicators that a pandemic was likely, has cost hundreds of thousands of American lives.

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Article: The Israeli Company Using Tera Waves to Detect COVID-19

Innovation, Open Source, Open Space

The Israeli Company Using Tera Waves to Detect COVID-19

As the vaccination campaign to end the coronavirus pandemic rages on, XPRIZE, an organization holding million-dollar competitions continues to incentivize  innovation and development to better the world. Their most recent contest, “$6M XPRIZE Rapid COVID Testing”, aimed to create game-changing COVID-19 testing solutions and named several winners.

One of the Open Innovation Track winners was TERA (TeraGroup), an Israeli company utilizing “Terahertz (THz)” waves technology, to produce a 1-3-minutes coronavirus breath test, named the BioSafety test.

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