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The end of work: The consequences of an economic singularity

February 20th, 2019 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

Today, we are no longer confined to what nature or natural intelligence must offer. From the steam engine to electricity and digital transformations to artificial intelligence, molecular manufacturing and bioengineering, each new transformative innovation has brought us a new (man-made) way of doing things in ways that nature did not provide for. As new ways […]



Chart: The World’s Largest 10 Economies in 2030

January 21st, 2019 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

  The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Today’s emerging markets are tomorrow’s powerhouses, according to a recent forecast from Standard Chartered, a multinational bank headquartered in London. The bank sees developing economies like Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil, and Egypt all moving up the ladder – and by 2030, it […]



From coworking to a smart city.

January 2nd, 2019 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

This year is the 10th anniversary of my decision to devote myself to the creation of the models of social changes. After banging my head against the wall, trying to scale the default coworking business model, I realized that only city-wide catalyst models such as smart city can survive and are ones of the pillars […]



The homeless crisis is getting worse in America’s richest cities

December 3rd, 2018 at 7:33 am » Comments Off

A toxic combination of slow wage growth and skyrocketing rents has put housing out of reach for a greater number of people. Daniel Olguin, 28, works on his computer in the front of his van, while his wife, Mary, 26, checks on their almost-2-year-old child in the back. The couple, who have a band called […]



There’s new evidence giving cash to the poor is more transformative than we thought

November 27th, 2018 at 12:48 pm » Comments Off

When it comes to poverty alleviation in the developing world, cash transfer schemes have been at the center of a difficult debate. For years, donor agencies and governments were urged to integrate the poor into their economies by providing them with a basic amount of cash. Yet those programs have been dogged by controversies, with […]



are certificates more valuable than college degrees?