Culture

Growth of online connectivity shaping cultures around the world; diversity of all kinds gaining new influence; the fusion of ideas and perspectives—this page covers the trends and news that will influence culture into the future.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/robots-human-relationships/583204/
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For better and for worse, robots will alter humans’ capacity for altruism, love, and friendship.
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http://www.sentientdevelopments.com/2012/04/moral-brain-conference-wrap-up.html
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https://www.salon.com/2018/03/18/some-millennials-arent-saving-for-retirement-because-they-do-not-think-capitalism-will-exist-by-then/
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Given poor economic prospects, many millennials can't save anyway — but their hope for the future is social change
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https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/07/11/hannah-yeoh-malaysia-to-experience-population-shrinkage-by-2072/1770510
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PETALING JAYA, July 11 — Malaysia is expected to experience population shrinkage by 2072 if the fertility rate continues to fall from 1.9 in 2016 to 1.7 in 2050 as projected by the United Nations. Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh said despite the increasing...
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https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/4/20/17109764/deepfake-ai-false-memory-psychology-mandela-effect
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Doctored photos can easily create false memories. What happens when there’s fake video?
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/11/13/serial-an-investigative-journalism-podcast-becomes-a-cultural-obsession/
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The appointment-listening and after-the-fact analysis looks more like our reaction to popular television shows.
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https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/publications/reports/survey-research/paying-for-news/
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New research finds slightly more than half of all U.S. adults subscribe to news in some form — and roughly half of those to a newspaper.
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/31/china-is-powerful-now-beijings-aggressive-global-stance-sparks-wave-of-nationalism
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As China comes under attack abroad, nationalist sentiment at home is being stoked – at the expense of other voices
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9IRmUEsz6g
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At least half a million young men in Japan are thought to have withdrawn from society, and refuse to leave their bedrooms. They’re known as hikikomori. Their...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA-rtjlKEYU
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https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/teen-suicide-study-increase-why-900711/
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Early screening, as well as positive stories about people who recover from suicidal ideation, could combat the troubling trend.
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https://singularityhub.com/2015/08/05/is-it-really-so-bad-if-we-prefer-virtual-reality-to-reality/
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What will happen when the technology has evolved to the point that people actually prefer virtual reality experiences to real ones?
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https://musictech.solutions/2017/06/08/the-core-flaw-of-blockchain/
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The truth about blockchain is that at its core, it requires its regime to be enforced on rights owners in order to scale--and that is its essential flaw.
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https://singularityhub.com/2018/12/01/how-blockchain-is-changing-computer-gaming-for-the-better/#sm.001yb29jm13dsfjd103ou324mad3c
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Better security as well as new opportunities and incentives for gamers are just some of the benefits that blockchain can bring to our virtual pastimes.
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https://medium.com/message/never-trust-a-corporation-to-do-a-librarys-job-f58db4673351
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Google wrote its mission statement in 1999, a year after launch, setting the course for the company’s next decade: In 2001, Google made their first acquisition, the Deja archives. The largest…
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/youtube-created-a-generation-of-young-stars-now-they-are-getting-burned-out-11576762704
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Having achieved success, some top influencers are deciding to disconnect from the video-sharing platform, worn down by what some say are the demands of YouTube’s algorithm for fresh content to promote.
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https://redef.com/original/future-of-film-part-ii-how-the-majors-can-drive-domestic-growth?curator=MediaREDEF
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https://www.fastcompany.com/90251359/stephen-hawkings-final-papers-say-itll-be-super-rich-superhumans-vs-regular-humans-in-the-future
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Oh, and Earth will be crippled by nuclear war and environmental catastrophes.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAIP6fI0NAI
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For the longest time Jon Ronson reveled in the fact that Twitter gave a voice to the voiceless ... the social media platform gave us all a chance to speak up...
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https://www.spin.com/2018/08/warner-music-uproxx-acquisition-integration/
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A major record label outright owning a publication with a prominent music focus is new territory.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkogEGuCC2I
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Taken from Joe Rogan Experience #1241 w/Sam Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA106wrMUe4