Tag: design


War Hospital is the rare historical war game focused on saving lives, not taking them. Common and cliche, not this one. Netflix is testing out its first stab at mobile gaming within its own app at no extra cost,… Read More


Today is a time of incredible risk, and taking the path of least resistance could have existential consequences. But it is also – for the first time in a long time – a moment of real opportunity. A… Read More


Nearly 18 months into the pandemic, the tiny island nation of Tonga still enjoys an extraordinary status: zero reported Covid-19 cases. Outer space might now be embarked on a similar journey from frontier to big business. As the… Read More


Today’s tech executives are often as easily tripped up by grandstanding politicians as were their auto-executive forebears. Lessons for Big Tech from Ralph Nader. NFT’s, digitale mensen en sovereign cloud. Microsoft will let consumers sign into their accounts with… Read More


For many students, training programs or boot camps that can teach technical skills in a matter of months can be a smarter bet than a traditional college or university. When a country or a system loses the ability… Read More


Air pollution is the greatest external threat to human health on the planet. By far the greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids. Disasters like the earthquake that struck Haiti on Aug. 14 are caused by nature but… Read More


Cloning involves the synthesis of DNA from mRNA.  Making DNA from RNA: reversal of the central dogma. Covid-19 vaccine success kicks off mRNA revolution. Whether cloned viruses will ultimately help quash the current pandemic is anyone’s guess. As for… Read More


Barcelona street sellers take on Nike with own-brand trainers. The pandemic has been a disaster for street vendors: Top Manta says profits will help migrant vendors become legal and work for a decent wage. If Covid-19 increases tensions… Read More

The New Normal

The lack of space for pandemic-era working from home by marketing a tiny home-office building that can be constructed adjacent to houses in just two days. Hospitality, whether at fast-food counters, neighborhood bars or formal dining rooms: eating… Read More


The platform work model is reshaping entire economies, sectors, lifestyles, and livelihoods. Gig workers are uncertain and scared. Indigenous peoples are the holders of a vast diversity of unique cultures, traditions, languages and knowledge systems.  Botswana is paying… Read More

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