2018/01/16: A new answer could change how we think about unions, monopolies, and the minimum wage.
Harvard physician Paul Dudley White, the 'father of American cardiology', believed that a brisk, five mile walk every day is as good a remedy for a restless mind as anything the worlds of medicine
In 1998, Swatch proposed a global time called the Internet Time that divided a day into 1000 ".beats". It was meant for people to coordinate time for calls, chats or multiplayer online games. Right
2016/10/21: Retirees will have 2.5 trillion hours of leisure time to fill over the next 20 years, according to a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. They will spend $4.6 trillion over that span—and a great deal of it will be on things like adventure and educational travel, and group activities that bring family and friends closer. This isn’t just about the well-to-do. Retirees with relatively few assets are nearly as likely as those that are wealthy to agree that in retirement they have greater freedom and flexibility to do whatever they want—and 95% in the Merrill Lynch survey said they value experiences over things.
Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the observations of Melvin Kranzberg, argues that "technology is neither good nor evil. The most we can say about it is this: It has come."
Most of us own too much junk. But after a couple of interstate moves in just as many years, I've learned the value of owning less.
Supporters believe fully automated luxury communism is an opportunity to realise a post-work society, where machines do the heavy lifting and employment as we know it is a thing of the past
The Chinese people want to implement a four-day work week.
Economic Power is always tied to Political Power. And what is happening is that we want political power, but we put ourselves into economically pow...
Wearables have hit the market like a hailstorm. From watches to glasses, headgear to belts, to all assortments of chips and sensors built into clothes and accessories - this market doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact, wearables are estimated to be more than a $70 billion market by
At present, we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it GDP." - Paul Hawken Imagine if a corporation used Gross Domestic Product (GDP) accounting to do its books: it would be
Nietzsche's much quoted line "God is dead" was not, as it is often presented, a statement of triumphant atheism but was a warning and a call to action. We had killed God with rationalism and science. With
The climate problem can't be solved until humanity learns to distinguish needs from wants. ATV riding may not actually be a human requirement.
Since Marcel Breuer's Wassily Chair of 1925 the formula for comfortable seating has been known: create a right-angle, open it up a tad, and tip it backward, so that the seat places the bottom lower than
Il calo delle tariffe assicurative deprime il Prodotto interno americano: meno 2,9%. è uno degli effetti della riforma di Obama ma né la stampa
When is the last time you powered down. All the way down. Not asleep. Not in airplane mode but ON - OFF. Try it with me now. Take your phone out, if you're not already futzing with it, and turn it
Has a tech entrepreneur come up with a product to replace our meals?
It's clear that the craze for the urban farm is no answer to feeding our teeming cities. Its value lies instead in how it can change us.
In start-up land, the young barely talk to the old (and vice versa). That makes for a lot of cool apps. But great technology? Not so much.