In 2018, Bill Gates guest-edited an edition of Time Magazine, which focused on optimism. According to Gates, “being an optimist doesn’t mean you ignore tragedy and injustice. It means you’re inspired to look for people making progress on those fronts, and to help spread that progress more widely” (Gates, 2018). In the same year, Steven Pinker published Enlightenment Now and the Roslings published Factfulness; both of which make a clear case that the world is better than we think. These were all attempts to counteract the paranoid pessimism of our time.
And off the Gen Zs go! They speak at a thousand words a second, clambering over each other to share their insights. Multiple tirades, trying to juggle a future of mental health concerns, wealth gaps and the complexity of conceptualising the merger of digital and real worlds.
What if, instead of imposing our western culture on indigenous peoples all over the world, we adopted their cultures? We would not be in the mess we are in today.
The Algerian government is investing in the English language as a tool for the future.
After the Molly Russell case, there can be no doubt about the risk or urgency: our anger must be put to good use.
History is a long series of moral abominations.
Murder, war, and famine. What we doomscroll happens every day on earth. But we must understand that the news is a report of the worst that happens every given day. That is why we must balance our worldview.
Regeneration is about healing the story of separation, including separation between man and nature. If we are in a hermetic room, with a thick layer of civilization convenience between us and nature, how can we heal this separation? How can we talk about creating a life in harmony with nature if we are not gathering in a place where our bare feet touch the ground? (For that matter, how can we create a new society in an environment where it wouldn’t be ok to go barefoot?!)
Consumers are increasingly pushing for sustainable business practices in retail, driving businesses to reassess what they produce — and how. From ingredient upcycling to plastic alternatives to smart trash cans, we look at the technologies placing sustainability at the center of retail products and processes.
A Decade of Impact.