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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://gawker.com/centennials-are-the-new-millennials-are-the-new-menaces-1705468073
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The “millennial” generation loves nothing more than advertising, except for allegedly humorous “Vines” that they force you to watch on their iPhones, at parties, which is inappropriate. The point is: advertisers are over millennials and their bullshit.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2014-12-16/bill-cosby-rolling-stone-the-cia-and-the-seethrough-era
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https://www.citymetric.com/fabric/when-congregation-has-gone-what-s-become-our-city-churches-3739
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https://www.npr.org/2015/12/10/459100751/utah-reduced-chronic-homelessness-by-91-percent-heres-how
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Over the past decade, Utah's toughest cases of homeless people dropped to fewer than 200, from nearly 2,000. Utah's size and support from Mormon leaders are among the reasons for its success.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdBRBmXlkrg
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Every year, nearly 45,000 people in America kill themselves. That is more than twice the number that die in homicides, and the numbers are increasing. There ...
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https://getpocket.com/explore/item/we-expect-too-much-from-our-romantic-partners
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How marriage has changed in recent years, and why staying married has gotten harder.
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Taken from Joe Rogan Experience #1241 w/Sam Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA106wrMUe4
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https://www.fastcompany.com/3043624/25-ideas-shaping-the-future-of-design
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What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.
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https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/09/report-suggests-ar-and-vr-will-be-mainstream-within-3-years/
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A report from Capgemini suggests that rising use of VR and AR in business will lead to immersive technologies joining the mainstream.
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https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-09-07-is-the-olympics-relevant-for-esports
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IOC president Thomas Bach dismissed games as “contradictory to Olympic values” - but his approval is less important than what esports is building elsewhere
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https://singularityhub.com/2017/01/08/you-can-now-wear-a-nanoscale-archive-of-1000-languages-around-your-neck/
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSB0Z7VnJAU&feature=youtu.be
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http://www.weforum.org/ How are ancient religions adapting and evolving in 21st century societies? On the agenda: - Balancing modernist and fundamentalist te...
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https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/05/13/312150579/in-somalia-collecting-people-for-profit
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Distributing aid can be an incredibly risky job for Westerners in Somalia, so local entrepreneurs have filled the gap. But what happens when aid become a profitable business in a lawless place?
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/bending-internet-russia-catches-internet-control
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Russia is behind Turkey, China and Iran in policing its cyberspace, but it is working hard to catch up and even create its own internet.
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https://factsandtrends.net/2018/01/16/hope-for-dying-churches/
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Between 100 and 200 churches in the U.S. will close this week. The pace will accelerate unless our congregations make some dramatic changes.
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https://democracyjournal.org/arguments/infinite-discretion/
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As data on people becomes more available, those with access to it are able to shape government, end careers, and maintain control.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-25/millennials-are-causing-the-u-s-divorce-rate-to-plummet
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https://edgy.app/childcare-robots-as-the-new-norm
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Toys have changed a lot in recent years. Now, toys are being replaced entirely by advanced tech like childcare robots, especially in China.
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https://www.politico.eu/article/the-death-of-the-city-coronavirus-towns-cities-retail-transport-pollution-economic-crisis/
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Teleworking, not the coronavirus, is making urban living obsolete.
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https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/tech/what-rise-sentient-robots-will-mean-human-beings-ncna773146
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