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How to prepare for a post-coronavirus job market

May 31st, 2020 at 4:32 pm » Comments Off

 Whether the economic impact of the coronavirus caused you to be furloughed or limited your income, you might wonder what you can do now to prepare for a post-coronavirus job market. Global pandemic aside and regardless of a recession, it’s always a good idea to build resiliency into your career to safeguard yourself when faced […]

A billion people live in the slums of the world’s megacities—and they’re being missed by coronavirus plans

May 30th, 2020 at 3:13 pm » Comments Off

A market area in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, crowded with people despite the coronavirus pandemic, May 12, 2020. Sprawling urban areas in Brazil, Nigeria and Bangladesh are all seeing COVID-19 infections rise rapidly. A billion people live in the slums of the world’s megacities—and they’re being missed by coronavirus plans Having ravaged some of the […]

These are boom times for Augmented Reality

May 30th, 2020 at 2:59 pm » Comments Off

  There’s no escaping the pandemic, but bizarre Instagram filters and Zoom backgrounds give us the illusion that we can. I am alone in my apartment, as always, and I’ve just replaced my left eyeball with an orange springing out of its peel. A mile away, a friend, also home alone, is taking her seat—every […]

Volvo CEO: Pandemic will rapidly accelerate shift to electric cars

May 29th, 2020 at 9:15 am » Comments Off

Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson said that the coronavirus will accelerate the pace of change in the auto industry. He said the shift to EVs will be among the major changes that occur due to the pandemic. Speaking at a Financial Times global digital conference, Samuelsson said: Electrification will go faster. I think it would be […]

The COVID-19 shutdown will cost Americans millions of years of life

May 28th, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Our governmental COVID-19 mitigation policy of broad societal lockdown focuses on containing the spread of the disease at all costs, instead of “flattening the curve” and preventing hospital overcrowding. Although well-intentioned, the lockdown was imposed without consideration of its consequences beyond those directly from the pandemic. The policies have created the greatest global economic disruption […]

3 ways COVID-19 could actually spark a better future for Africa

May 28th, 2020 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

Coronavirus is severely testing Africa’s social, economic and political resilience. COVID-19 is forcing African states to invest in their health systems. A lack of essential healthcare supplies has triggered a debate about the necessary industrialization of Africa. In 1990, when Cameroon’s football team did the unthinkable and beat Argentina in the World Cup, the proportion […]

I’m prepared for a future where I never pay cash and rarely go to the store

May 27th, 2020 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

Since the coronavirus put New York under lockdown, I’ve completely changed my buying habits. I haven’t swiped my credit card in at least a month, relying on online payments and Apple Pay with curbside pickup. I actually prefer paying this way, and I don’t see myself paying with cash or card anytime soon, although I […]

The results are in for the sharing economy. They are ugly

May 27th, 2020 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

An Uber ride in Brooklyn last month. The ride-hailing company’s business collapsed in March as shelter-in-place orders spread through Europe and the United States.  Lyft, Uber and Airbnb depend on travel, vacations and gatherings. That’s a problem when much of the world is staying home. OAKLAND, Calif. — The coronavirus pandemic has gutted the so-called […]

Why scientists are changing their minds and disagreeing during the coronavirus pandemic

May 27th, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams holds a face mask during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 22, 2020, in Washington, DC.  KEY POINTS The changing recommendations during the Covid-19 pandemic on things such as whether to wear face masks has […]

How coronavirus set the stage for a techno-future with robots and AI

May 27th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

The coronavirus pandemic has fast-forwarded the functions and roles of robots and artificial intelligence Not so long ago, the concept of a fully automated store seemed something of a curiosity. Now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of relying on computers and robotics, and checking out groceries by simply picking them off […]

Coronavirus: Experts warn of bioterrorism after pandemic

May 26th, 2020 at 9:39 am » Comments Off

The Council of Europe has warned of a potential increase in the use of biological weapons, like viruses or bacterias, in a post-coronavirus world. Terrorists would not forget “lessons learned” during the pandemic. Security experts from the Council of Europe have warned that the global coronavirus outbreak may increase the use of biological weapons by […]

Japan may have beaten Coronavirus without lockdowns or mass testing. But how?

May 25th, 2020 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

Japan Lifts Coronavirus State of Emergency Nationwide Japan’s state of emergency is set to end with new cases of the coronavirus dwindling to mere dozens. It got there despite largely ignoring the default playbook. No restrictions were placed on residents’ movements, and businesses from restaurants to hairdressers stayed open. No high-tech apps that tracked people’s […]

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