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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.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/danone-ceo-emmanuel-faber-launches-biodiversity-climate-initiative-2019-9?r=US&amp%3BIR=T
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Business Insider
The erosion of biodiversity costs trillions of dollars globally, experts say. 19 companies with more than $500 billion in revenue are taking a stand.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/18/shiori-ito-symbol-of-japans-metoo-movement-wins-lawsuit-damages
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The Guardian
Civil court rules in favour of reporter, two years after she alleged a bureau chief date-raped her
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/cognitiveworld/2019/05/15/imagine-a-facebook-without-facebook-how-a-i-will-soon-disrupt-social-media/#4e61a7f45b3e
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Forbes
Social media’s revenue model has been largely predicated on surveillance capitalism and developing platforms to keep our attention by leveraging negative emotions; however, advances in A.I., coupled with blockchain, could disrupt this trend, returning data sovereignty to users.
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https://medium.com/software-is-eating-the-world/lessons-from-the-pc-video-game-industry-3350bb7713de
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Medium
The success or failure of tech and media products depends on complicated interactions between products, economics, technology, and culture. It’s very hard to predict what will work and what won’t…
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https://soundcloud.com/a16z/a16z-podcast-vr-goes-pro
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a16z
Stream a16z Podcast: Virtual Reality v Augmented Reality, and What's Next by a16z from desktop or your mobile device
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https://www.fastcompany.com/90171887/google-and-facebook-are-tantalizingly-close-to-solving-vr
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Fast Company
I tried each company’s new headset. Here’s what’s holding them back.
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https://digiday.com/media/gdpr-will-help-hurt-publishers-depending-ask/
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Digiday
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiESisEL43c&feature=youtu.be
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The Rubin Report
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Milo Yiannopoulos (conservative pundit, Breitbart journalist) about his controversial views on feminism and feminists...
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https://www.vox.com/2017/1/18/14296126/white-segregated-suburb-neighborhood-cartoon
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Vox
Everyone wants diversity. But not everyone wants it on their street.
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https://medium.com/better-humans/how-to-master-communication-in-open-polyamorous-and-other-relationships-c5943e09396c
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Medium
Have you ever been curious about opening up your relationship, but never gathered the courage to try it out — or even to mention it to your partner? For many, the very idea of non-monogamy is…
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https://www.strategyand.pwc.com/gx/en/insights/2002-2010/rise-generation-implications-world-2020.html
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PWC
In the course of the next 10 years, a new generation — Genera­tion C — will emerge.
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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/chinese-characters-are-futuristic-and-the-alphabet-is-old-news
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Pocket
The QWERTY keyboard was once the envy of the world, but not anymore.
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https://redef.com/original/film-franchises-platforms-ip-the-future-of-superhero-cinema?curator=MediaREDEF
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REDEF
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https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/19/health/india-china-world-population-intl-hnk/index.html
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CNN
India is set to overtake China as the world's most populous country in less than a decade, according to a new United Nations report.
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https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/04/11/robots-will-eradicate-teen-jobs/
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The Next Web
Rumors of the demise of the human workforce have been exaggerated, but certain segments are still at risk. According to a recent study teens are most likely to lose out to automation. Say goodbye to your summer jobs.
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http://www.christina-larson.com/the-public-health-implications-of-chinas-economic-boom/
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Christina Larson
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https://www.salon.com/2018/12/24/noam-chomsky-social-media-is-undermining-democracy/
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salon
"The Internet does allow us to [….] overcome the impact of the concentration of media," the scholar noted
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https://pando.com/2015/09/30/future-journalism-cranking-it-out-and-praying-exit/
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Pando
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHBFvn_aIhE
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The Agenda with Steve Paikin
As baby boomers approach their senior years, Ontario's health and long-term care system needs to be prepared. Doug Norris, chief demographer at Environics An...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwfH1gYkXTw&feature=youtu.be
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The Economist
Animating the changing shape of the world population pyramid.Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: https://econ.st/2xvTKdy The pyramid is a tr...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5EByXOlwEk
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CaspianReport
The development of #Christianity as the predominant faith in #SouthKorea is a story of war, pride, and hope. Support CaspianReport ✔ YouTube membership ► htt...