Jordan Hall speculates on the fate of the species.
- Neurohacker Collective co-founder, Jordan Hall, believes we might be heading toward a "Star Trek" future, though "Mad Max" is entirely possible.
- As human systems become more complicated and interconnected, the harder they are to fix when something breaks down.
- COVID-19 offers insight into the dangers of introducing too much complexity to a globally-connected species.
Answer: When 22 men make more money than all of the women in Africa, an Oxfam study says absolutely.
- Worldwide, women and girls contribute an estimated $10.8 trillion to the global economy for care work that they are not paid for.
- Women around the globe do more than 75 percent of all unpaid care work.
- Women make up only 18 percent of cabinet ministers around the world and 24 percent of parliamentarians.
Cities of the future won't just be incredibly populated, they'll also be smarter than ever.
- Globally we are adding about 3 million people to urban areas each week. Over the course of the year, this number can be equated to roughly 50 Chicagos.
- This influx of people could make everyday life in urban areas more chaotic than ever. We will need a new playbook for how cities can better handle this massive influx of people.
- With such population surges, we can use citizen-centric data—computational power—to make the infrastructure of cities run smoother and more efficiently.
Researchers propose a gravity-based system for long-term energy storage.
- A new paper outlines using the the Mountain Gravity Energy Storage (or MGES) for long-term energy storage.
- This approach can be particularly useful in remote, rural and island areas.
- Gravity and hydropower can make this method a successful storage solution.
Clusters of bot boats may offer cities dynamic solutions to rising waters.
- Amsterdam is working with MIT to develop a way to move activity from the streets to the canals.
- A paper announces that the boats can now assemble themselves into various shapes.
- Flexible urban infrastructural systems such as this are likely to grow in importance.