Daniel Lemire is a computer science professor at the Data Science Laboratory of the Université du Québec (TÉLUQ) in Montreal. His research is focused on software performance and data engineering. He is a techno-optimist and a free-speech advocate.
Science and Technology links (February 12 2023)
Kenny finds that the returns due to education are declining. Rich countries are spending more on education, with comparatively weaker test results. It costs more than ever to train a PhD student, but it takes ever longer for them to complete their studies. There 25 times more crop researchers today than in the 1970s, but rate of progress remains constant. Researchers are better at producing patents, but the quality of these patents may be decreasing.Furthermore, there aren’t more people to educate: 2012 was “peak child”. It is the year in history when we had the most births. We are now in decline. Fertility levels are below replacement levels in much of the high-income countries.