Impact Lab

Subscribe Now to Our Free Email Newsletter

» Currently browsing: Trending

Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

October 22nd, 2020 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

Jason Ramshaw, Commercial Manager for Caterpillar Construction Digital & Technology, demonstrates the Cat Command remote control console to operate a 320 excavator at Caterpillar’s Construction Industries CHICAGO (Reuters) – Question: How can a company like Caterpillar CAT.N try to counter a slump in sales of bulldozers and trucks during a pandemic that has made every […]

COVID-19 has changed the housing market forever. Here’s where Americans are moving (and why)

October 21st, 2020 at 6:31 pm » Comments Off

 Amid all the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 over the past six months, one thing is assured: the pandemic has re-ordered real estate markets across the board on an unprecedented scale. Some of this may be irreversible. Real estate’s re-sorting this time isn’t just based on markets crashing (the Great Recession), political turmoil (the 1979 […]

6 future trends everyone has to be ready for today

October 19th, 2020 at 6:25 pm » Comments Off

I had the pleasure of talking with futurist and the managing partner of ChangeistScott Smith recently about some of the biggest macro trends everyone should be aware of today. While these trends had already begun prior to the coronavirus pandemic, in many ways, they accelerated as the world fought to deal with the pandemic and […]

10 tech predictions that could mean huge changes ahead

October 12th, 2020 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

CCS Insights published 100 tech predictions for the next few years, and the COVID-19 pandemic lurks behind many of them. An ongoing health crisis and a global recession: even for the most attuned of analysts, the past months have brought in a load of unexpected events that have made the coming years especially difficult to […]

Pandemic accelerated cord cutting, making 2020 the worst-ever year for pay TV

October 1st, 2020 at 1:57 pm » Comments Off

  The pandemic has accelerated adoption of a number of technologies, from online grocery to multiplatform gaming to streaming services and more. But one industry that has not benefited is traditional pay TV. According to new research from eMarketer, the cable, satellite and telecom TV industry is on track to lose the most subscribers ever. […]

More Korean women live alone

October 1st, 2020 at 1:54 pm » Comments Off

More than 3.09 million Korean women live alone, with growing numbers engaged in economic activities, government statistics showed.   According to Statistics Korea, one-woman households accounted for 50.3 percent of the total 6.14 million single-person households this year. The statistics agency expects the number to continue to rise to reach 3.23 million by 2025 and […]

The top 4 artificial intelligence trends for 2021

September 30th, 2020 at 9:26 pm » Comments Off

Before the global pandemic struck in 2020 and the world was turned on its head, artificial intelligence (AI), and specifically the branch of AI known as machine learning (ML), were already causing widespread disruption in almost every industry. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of how we do business, but it hasn’t diminished the […]

The 5 biggest technology trends in 2021 everyone must get ready for now

September 23rd, 2020 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

It might seem strange to be making predictions about 2021, when it’s far from certain how the remainder of 2020 is going to play out. No-one foresaw the world-changing events of this year, but one thing is clear: tech has been affected just as much as every other part of our lives. Another thing that […]

Momentum for basic income builds as pandemic drags on

September 21st, 2020 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

A man shows off an Andrew Yang “Freedom Dividend” $1,000 bill sign on a street in San Francisco. Amid the pandemic and a global recession, basic income and a basket of related policies have gained unprecedented momentum. When the idyllic upstate city of Hudson, New York, launches its basic-income pilot program in late September, it […]

‘Do I really need this much office space?’ Pandemic emptied buildings, but how long?

September 10th, 2020 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

Empty offices sit above empty retail stores on Broadway in downtown Manhattan. As commercial real estate continues to lie vacant around the U.S., it may contribute to a vicious economic cycle that reshapes our cities. Adam Johnson enjoys going into the office. It helps that he works in one of the nicest buildings in Midtown […]

As telemedicine replaces the physical exam, what are doctors missing?

September 8th, 2020 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

Virtual medical appointments are more common since the coronavirus pandemic began. But without physical exams, doctors may miss certain diagnoses and miss out on building relationships with patients. Despite a foothold in medicine that predates Hippocrates himself, the traditional physical exam might be on the verge of extinction. The coronavirus crisis has driven more routine […]

25 technology trends will define the next decade

August 20th, 2020 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

We may not be living on Mars or traveling to work using jet packs, but there’s no doubt the coming decade will bring many exciting technological advances. In this article, I want to outline the 25 key technology trends that I believe will shape the 2020s.

are certificates more valuable than college degrees?