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Brain upgrade

Katharina Kainz-Traxler, corporAID

Edition 89 - Winter 2020

Katharina Kainz-Traxler, corporAID

In terms of continuing education, 2020 brought surprisingly positive results to light. Who would have guessed in January that the Austrian population would be able to give an expert lecture on reproduction numbers, lockdown variants, triage factors - and bread-baking recipes - in a short time? The good news: Even if some topics are slowly exhausted, the synapses can still be kept supple. It could be the new "Worldview Upgrader"-Gapminder Foundation program. It is a self-test of (preliminary) 18 questions on the global goals for sustainable development. They are something like: How many people live in megacities? How much plastic ends up in the sea? How many companies are women headed? There are three possible answers to each question. According to Gapminder, hardly anyone gets the correct answers; most people have a completely wrong view of the world. So it's time for a knowledge upgrade at the end of the year. A little tip: Anyone who reads corporAID does above average.

Photo: Mihai M. Mitrea