Davos 2015 Wrap-Up: Get Ready for Breakthroughs About the Brain

February 2, 2015 10:09 PM

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Davos 2015 Wrap-Up: Get Ready for Breakthroughs About the Brain

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos is over for another year. Amazingly, most of what was discussed this year had not been on the radar a year ago. A year ago there was no discussion of oil prices dropping to, say, $50; the acronym "ISIS" was never mentioned; conflict over the Ukraine or any other state conflicts were not mentioned; and the mood was generally optimistic -- for example, Europe was heartily on the mend.

Welcome to the volatile, unpredictable world. No one knows what tumultuous new developments might shake the world over the next year. But one thing is for sure: Planet Earth is a troubled place. It's too conflicted, too unsustainable, too unequal, and as evidenced by the growing problem of structura...

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