"The World in 2017 contains The Economist’s predictions for the year ahead". Prominent figures from politics, business, science and the arts join journalists from The Economist and other leading publications in offering forecasts for 2017.
Amazon and Alibaba square off in Southeast Asia The battle for e-commerce dominance is just getting started BANGKOK Shoppers in Southeast Asia have long been wondering when Amazon.com will start offering its e-commerce services in their region.
Together, technology and teachers can revamp school IN 1953 B.F. Skinner visited his daughter’s maths class. The Harvard psychologist found every pupil learning the same topic in the same way at the same speed. A few days later he built his first “teaching machine”, which let children tackle questions at their own pace. By the mid-1960s similar gizmos were being flogged by door-to-door salesmen. Within a few years, though, enthusiasm for them had fizzled out.