Culture

Growth of online connectivity shaping cultures around the world; diversity of all kinds gaining new influence; the fusion of ideas and perspectives—this page covers the trends and news that will influence culture into the future.

category
category
category
category
Trending forecastsNewFilter
180087
Signals
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/prepare-for-the-cpra-by-improving-your-7537199/
Signals
Jdsupra
On March 29, 2024, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) can begin enforcing regulations under the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), ushering in a new era of data privacy requirements for businesses. The CPRA represents a milestone in the evolution of data privacy, raising the bar for consumer data protection.
187975
Signals
https://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/asean-tourism-forum-2024-closes-south-asian-travel-market-integration-takes-center-stage/
Signals
Travelandtourworld
The curtains have closed on the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2024, marking a pivotal moment for the region's travel industry as South Asian market unification takes precedence. Hosted in Vientiane, Lao PDR, the event was chaired by H.Suanesavanh Vignaket, Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, Lao PDR, with H.Dato Sri Tiong King Sing, Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Malaysia, serving as Vice Chair.
164276
Signals
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1848358/uk-most-beautiful-supermarket-posh-wine-bar
Signals
Express
The UK's "most beautiful supermarket" has been identified, and the services on offer will blow your mind. To the amazement of nobody, the shop is located in London and is a Waitrose - although the exact location might surprise some.The special Waitrose isn't tucked away near Leicester Square,...
599
Signals
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/06/artificial-intelligence-develops-its-own-non-human-language/530436/
Signals
The Atlantic
When Facebook designed chatbots to negotiate with one another, the bots made up their own way of communicating.
120556
Signals
https://www.photonics.com/Articles/Zebras_Generative_AI_Breakthrough_Targets_the/a69402
Signals
Photonics
Zebra Technologies said that it has successfully demonstrated a generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) large language model (LLM) running on Zebra hand-held mobile computers and tablets without requiring connectivity to the cloud. Zebra, whose mobile computing and industrial machine vision...
203080
Signals
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/proposed-state-privacy-law-update-5528080/
Signals
Jdsupra
Keypoint: It was a busy week with lawmakers in Virginia and Colorado moving forward with bills to amend the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act and Colorado Privacy Act. Below is the third weekly update on the status of proposed state privacy legislation in 2024. What's New? In Virginia, two children's privacy bills that seek to amend the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) passed their respective chambers.
57127
Signals
https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/bmw-group-and-metas-reality-labs-present-joint-research-for-interlinking-extended-reality-devices-with-the-digital-vehicle-ecosystem/
Signals
Automotiveworld
The BMW Group Technology Office USA in Mountain View presents a research update with Meta's Reality Labs Research, demonstrating, for the first time, the ability to accurately display stable virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) content to passengers in a fast-moving car, even when making...
243788
Signals
https://reneweconomy.com.au/australian-wine-company-switches-on-industrys-largest-solar-farm/
Signals
Reneweconomy
Australian family-owned wine company Casella Family Brands has switched on what it says is the largest solar facility in the Australian beverage sector, a 5.6MW solar farm in the Riverina district of New South Wales.
Casella Family Brands, known for wine brands including yellow tail and Peter...
114223
Signals
https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/blog/jobs-will-be-automated-but-not-because-of-the-latest-generative-ai/
Signals
Oxfordmartin
Everyone is worried about Artificial Intelligence. From writers in Hollywood to computer programmers, recent advances in technology are causing concern about what Generative AI is going to mean for the future of work, our society and the wider world. Is there nothing machines will not be able to...
46306
Insight posts
Insight posts
As Big Tech aims to develop the metaverse, a closer look at the concept’s origins reveals disquieting implications.
165314
Signals
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/ftc-moves-to-update-rules-that-govern-how-tech-companies-can-track-your-kids/
Signals
Goodnewsnetwork
2023 featured a proposed update to the COPPA, or the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act which included limitations on the nudging of kids to stay online and reductions in the data collection of children while using their parent's devices. The last update was in 2013 and dealt with social media and mobile devices (how quaint).
103461
Signals
https://www.capetalk.co.za/articles/483228/gen-z-ushering-in-a-new-era-of-mindful-drinking-sober-curiosity-and-dry-parties
Signals
Capetalk
Research shows that Gen Z are more selective about drinking.
Crystal Orderson speaks to Christopher Day, Senior Research Analyst at Euromonitor International about latest market research which shows that Gen Z (anyone born between 1997 and 2012) are consuming less alcohol per day than previous...
70637
Signals
https://displaydaily.com/what-i-thought-i-knew-about-apples-ar-product/
Signals
Displaydaily
Rumors began circulating nine years ago in 2014 that Apple was working on augmented reality (AR) smart glasses when the company acquired LuxVue Technology, a startup company that developed MicroLED based displays. AR smart glasses were speculated to be Apple's next big thing. Apple bought Metaio...
67527
Signals
https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/must-reads/whats-the-right-number-of-immigrants-for-canada-7099168?%3Futm_source=twitter
Signals
Piquenewsmagazine
How many immigrants should Canada be admitting? Economists are asking that question with increasing intensity - and for good reason. Canada's population jumped by more than a million people last year. The surge was the largest annual increase in the country's history, and one that was driven nearly entirely by immigration.
16304
Signals
https://www.polygon.com/features/2016/11/7/13524296/vr-arcades-interview
Signals
Polygon
Arcades could be what helps save virtual reality from becoming a mainstream flop for the fourth time in 60 years, experts say.
219403
Signals
https://www.neatorama.com/2024/03/07/Six-Loopholes-People-Used-for-Drinking-When-and-Where-Its-Illegal/
Signals
Neatorama
When people really want to do something, they will find a way around the law. America found that out in a spectacular way during Prohibition in the 1920s, so much that we rescinded the 18th Amendment by passing the 21st Amendment. Alcohol consumption is still regulated, more so in some places than others, but there are plenty of legal loopholes.
150030
Signals
https://www.tor.com/2023/12/05/new-science-fiction-books-december-2023/
Signals
Tor
Head below for the full list of science fiction titles heading your way in December! Keep track of all the new SFF releases here. All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher. Release dates are subject to change. In a world where single combat determines the fate of nations, the Grievar fight in the Circles so that the rest can remain at peace.
240430
Signals
https://fashionunited.com/news/people/doni-nahmias-on-the-la-fashion-uprising-and-the-fusion-of-sports-and-luxury/2024040559278
Signals
Fashionunited
While LA may be known for its illustrious film industry embedded in Hollywood culture, from which stars materialise as beacons of success on a global scale, there is also an underlying precedence in emerging talent that is shaping the subcultures that define the city's wider lifestyle. Among...
52869
Signals
https://www.techeblog.com/skyrim-vr-chatgpt-mod-gameplay/
Signals
Techeblog
A new Skyrim VR mod plugs into OpenAI's ChatGPT to generate endless responses when talking to NPCs, and these conversations can be started with spells. xVASynth's text-to-speech enables NPCs to be fully voiced, while Whisper's speech-to-text lets players can talk into their microphone so the NPCs can understand them.
57291
Signals
https://hospitalityinsights.ehl.edu/culture-of-fear-and-bullying-hospitality-industry?_hsenc=p2ANqtz--Jc15esWHPSn_hycc91BQVy0EOzS1gZCe0-JTPlPK1FUGJcr70Cwh-R7io-y8f_6Q4IcstYVRpYnV_SLZ2W5xAK5SboqrecBEqtAMsLVhrSWfI_XU&_hsmi=254299587
Signals
Hospitalityinsights
Formerly Professor of Food and Beverage and Service Operations Management at EHL, Ian Scarth has a background in strategic development and leadership within the hotel and hospitality sectors. In this article he gives his views on the culture of fear and bullying the hospitality industry has...
110281
Signals
https://www.littler.com/publication-press/press/future-work-leader-and-experienced-labor-lawyer-joins-littler-washington-dc
Signals
Littler
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 25, 2023) - Littler, the world's largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Alexander T. MacDonald as a shareholder in its Washington, D.C., office. MacDonald, a former Littler attorney, rejoins the firm from Instacart, where he served...
233643
Signals
https://ar-vr.cioreview.com/cxoinsight/through-the-looking-glass-have-we-entered-the-matrix-nid-39227-cid-135.html
Signals
Ar-vr
In the changing landscape of technology, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are not only transforming the world of entertainment but also profoundly influencing our daily lives. As we delve deeper into these realms, a haunting question lingers: Have we entered the Matrix? The appeal of AR and VR is undeniable, offering an escape into worlds from the constraints of physical reality.