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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://singularityhub.com/2017/01/08/you-can-now-wear-a-nanoscale-archive-of-1000-languages-around-your-neck/
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Singularity Hub
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https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/22/19/cbcp-looking-to-invite-pope-francis-for-historic-catholic-anniversary-in-2021
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As local Catholic officials prepare for the 500th anniversary of Christianity's arrival in the Philippines, they are looking to invite Pope Francis to join the celebration.
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https://medium.com/cuepoint/why-i-left-the-major-label-system-a0ecfa06ae91
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Medium
Full disclosure: I am an analog dude. I am “mature” enough to remember a time before the internet was prevalent in our daily lives. I dropped out of school to start my career before laptops replaced…
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https://www.strategyand.pwc.com/gx/en/insights/2002-2010/rise-generation-implications-world-2020.html
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PWC
In the course of the next 10 years, a new generation — Genera­tion C — will emerge.
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https://www.cjr.org/tow_center_reports/platforms-and-publishers-end-of-an-era.php
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CJR
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https://gizmodo.com/the-future-of-online-dating-is-unsexy-and-brutally-effe-1819781116
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Gizmodo
When I give the dating app LoveFlutter my Twitter handle, it rewards me with a 28-axis breakdown of my personality: I’m an analytic Type A who’s unsettlingly sex-focused and neurotic (99th percentile). On the sidebar where my “Personality Snapshot” is broken down in further detail, a section called “Chat-Up Advice” advises, “Do your best to avoid being negative. Get to the point quic
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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/robots-human-relationships/583204/
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The Atlantic
For better and for worse, robots will alter humans’ capacity for altruism, love, and friendship.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/10/style/what-is-tik-tok.html
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The New York Times
TikTok will change the way your social media works — even if you’re avoiding it.
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https://digiday.com/marketing/shifts-power-dynamic-faced-harassment-women-leaving-agencies-go-freelance/
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https://newrepublic.com/article/153153/age-anxiety
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The New Republic
America seems to be in the midst of a full-blown panic attack. Is there anything we can do about it?
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https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/23/health/climate-change-infant-sex-ratio-intl/index.html
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CNN
Worldwide, the sex ratio at birth averages between 103 to 106 males born for every 100 females; however, climate change and its effects on the environment in which pregnant women live will alter this ratio, research suggests.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-03/john-micklethwait-the-future-of-news
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https://psmag.com/social-justice/the-future-of-the-humanities-reading
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Pacific Standard
As technology advances, doomsaying remains constant.
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https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/society/article/3004622/are-companion-robots-cure-asias-emerging-loneliness-epidemic
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This Week in Asia
From Japan to Hong Kong, robots are taking yet another human job: providing companionship. But while synthetic seals and pillows with waggly tails may play a worthy role, some wonder if this new relationship isn’t entirely healthy
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https://www.thelocal.se/20170120/swedens-population-reaches-historic-ten-million-milestone
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https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/07/millennials-prefer-music-20th-century-golden-age-pop-today-research-reveals-8462993/
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Metro
It turns out that modern music is blander and more homogenous than tunes from the olden days.
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Masastan/comments/cemqwy/population_and_genetic_breakdown_of_regions_as/
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Reddit
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https://dailytrust.com/nigerias-mobile-subscribers-to-reach-201m-by-2025-report
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Daily Trust
A report released on Friday by the leading e-commerce company in Nigeria, Jumia, has forecast a 28 million increase in the total number of mobile subscribers in
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https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/4/17/18308466/invisible-women-pain-gender-data-gap-caroline-criado-perez
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Vox
In "Invisible Women," Caroline Criado Perez explains the dangers of data bias.
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https://www.cnnindonesia.com/ekonomi/20180725161122-92-316914/2030-potensi-transaksi-makanan-minuman-halal-capai-us-1-t
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CNN Indonesia
Nilai transaksi makanan dan minuman halal penduduk Muslim di Indonesia pada 2030 diprediksi bisa mencapai US$1 triliun.
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https://www.wired.com/2015/07/streaming-music-offline-problem/
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Wired
Music is supposed to go everywhere, but the best music-streaming services don't.