Why 2040 specifically? Twenty years from now, Gen Z and millennials will be fully incorporated into the workplace, while Gen X will be stepping back. In many ways, the world of 2040 will look very different, thanks to shifting demographics, climate change, and the widespread adoption of technologies that track and automate every aspect of our daily lives. … [Read more...] about This is what our working lives will look like in 2040
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I took on the role of managing the growth by creating a road map for the firm, implementing new systems, streamlining operations, and giving the staff opportunities to enhance their roles and be part of the vision, all while striving to maintain the culture of the office and respect each person’s individual goals. When the firm found its footing again, I was in a different place. I started asking myself a lot of questions in relation to the firm—what am I passionate about, what is important to me in work and life, and how can I incorporate more of those things into my career? … [Read more...] about Childbirth is a design problem
Matter of fact, our data is so valuable to some app makers that there’s no way they would consider charging money for their app instead. Our data is just worth more to them than cold hard cash is. That value derives from their ability to monetize our data—whether that means using it to directly target us with ads, or selling it to data brokerage houses, which then do whatever they want with our personal information. Others, like face-morphing apps, also derive value from our data by using it to train their AI systems. … [Read more...] about 27+ smartphone apps you should delete in 2020
Ultimately, Jain and Ardern want to show that there is hope in how we will adapt to a changing world, and that even though we don’t know what the future will hold, there will be some familiarity, like that sense of home and family structure. And above all else, this immersive exhibit may help people realize that they need to acknowledge that climate change is happening. “We wanted people to situate their lives in that space and imagine what it might be to live [in the future],” says Ardern. “There’s an uncanniness to it, but it’s not completely unrelatable.” … [Read more...] about Step inside an apartment from the climate change-ravaged future
The steps are small, but Keats thinks that this type of small action can help propel people out of paralysis on environmental issues. “In order to make [larger political] changes, what we need to do is to have a population that is proactive already,” he says. “It’s a matter of that initial threshold. . . . It may only be a gesture initially, but that gets people out into their own midst in terms of grappling with the Anthropocene rather than simply resigning themselves to the fact that we’ve entered into an epoch where all is lost and we’re so incredibly depressed at this point. The anxiety level is basically paralyzing for people by and large. And that’s understandable, but it isn’t going to help.” … [Read more...] about Are you ready to join the fight against the coming of the Anthropocene?