Product design with by-products in mind
Iron, bronze, copper ,paper, glass, rubber, cork, silver, gold, platinum stainless steel, alluminum, plastic, silicon, styrofoam, portland, fiber glass, graphite, lead, clay, titanium, diamond, quartz, denim, cotton are going to replaced by Carbon nanotubes. We need to design a material with numerous properties, I suspect the material with the most properties will probably have the most functions and will ultimately be the most desired material. I anticipate a universal material for packaging goods. Something recyclable, durable, flexible, rigid, that seals, insulates ,sterilizes conductable, magnetic etc.. So that everybodies trash can contains one material instead of all the materials I mentioned earlier . The less diverse waste materials = more effecient recycling. I think eliminating the need to seperate the contents of our trash for recycling is key for recycling. Futhermore, I believe by making sure this universal material is compatible with 3 dimentional printers then recycling might become almost obsolete ......to be continued.
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The Oxfam report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency."
- A new report by Oxfam argues that wealth inequality is causing poverty and misery around the world.
- In the last year, the world's billionaires saw their wealth increase by 12%, while the poorest 3.8 billion people on the planet lost 11% of their wealth.
- The report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency." We explain what Steven Pinker's got to do with it.
Moans, groans, and gripes release stress hormones in the brain.
Could you give up complaining for a whole month? That's the crux of this interesting piece by Jessica Hullinger over at Fast Company. Hullinger explores the reasons why humans are so predisposed to griping and why, despite these predispositions, we should all try to complain less. As for no complaining for a month, that was the goal for people enrolled in the Complaint Restraint project.
Participants sought to go the entirety of February without so much as a moan, groan, or bellyache.
- Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
- Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
- But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
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