Insights 2.13

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Insights 2.13

Design:

Building Things:  

Up in the Air:  

Data Logging:  


Mapping Markets:  

 


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Insights 2.06

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Insights 2.06

Design:

Building Things:  

Roadmapping the Future:  

  • A "basic income" pilot program in Canada, which provided a baseline of revenue for households, has been shut down well ahead of the three year timeline that it was originally slated for. The results of the program to date seem to be mixed, but are far from an abject failure. Advocates of basic income programs say that a highly automated future of work, will make them necessary, and mitigate the harm of a too-rapidly changing economic landscape; critics say they are inefficient and misguided. Prematurely shuttering a bounded policy experiment like this one is a setback for coming closer to understanding the true impact, for better or worse, of a basic income system. 

Data Logging:  

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Archiving:  

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Insights 1.29

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Insights 1.29

Design:

 

Roadmapping the Future:  

Machines for Moving:  

  • Just a few weeks ago we linked to Postmates' launch of a delivery robot, and now Amazon has announced their own entrant into the category. Given that cities are struggling to make sensible policies to address streets and sidewalks crowded by existing modes of transport (like the current controversies around electric scooters, dockless bikes, or Mayor de Blasio's e-bike crackdown), the growing hordes of delivery robots will almost certainly mean more chaos and conflict than slick press releases suggest. 

Waste:  

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