World building

Times they are a-changin’, for sure. World-renowned economist Gabriel Felbermayr said recently that globalization is over. With Russia doing its own thing economically since it invaded Ukraine, Felbermayr predicts the world will be “broken off into distinct economic blocks, dominated by the West, China, and Russia”. He says that the Ukraine conflict (and we would add,… Read More World building

Reality Check

John Hanke, the CEO of gaming company Niantic, recently tweeted that the idea of the “metaverse” is a “dystopian nightmare.” Niantic, the company behind Pokemon GO is mapping the world, making a database to help future developers of augmented reality (AR) technology. Hanke has an unease about the project, knowing that “bad actors” could abuse such information, but… Read More Reality Check

Unfulfilled by Amazon

Amazon has pulled more than 400,000 products after the US Consumer Product Safety Commission filed a complaint against the retail giant. The products in question include flammable sleepwear, hairdryers that can electrocute you, and faulty carbon monoxide detectors.  While we’re speaking about the world of online retail… You’re not crazy if you question what’s “real” any more. Even… Read More Unfulfilled by Amazon