Realistically speaking, if humanity is to persist very far into the twenty-first century, we will need the help of sophisticated genetic engineering to deal with the huge piles of plastic trash we keep producing and to avoid regressing to primitive hunter-gatherer societies.
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Earth Day: Celebrating the Planet or Capitalizing on a Trend?
Earth Day has become a Hallmark card event, a feel-good day that symbolizes our commitment to the environment but ultimately does little to address the ongoing environmental issues we face. While it’s important to celebrate the planet and raise awareness about environmental issues, we need to move beyond Earth Day to make a real difference.
From Sci-Fi to Reality: The Evolution of 3D Printing and Smart Fabrics
Fashion and technology have been converging in some truly groundbreaking ways. With the rise of 3D printing and the emergence of smart fabrics, designers and brands are pushing the boundaries, creating everything from fantastical, otherworldly designs that seem to defy gravity, to a range of features, from moisture-wicking, and temperature regulation to biometric tracking .
Will 3D printing and smart fabrics become more accessible and affordable and will they become increasingly mainstream?
Creating Change From The Bottom Up
A story of how change that starts from the bottom, driven through action and example while engaging others, results in a solid foundation from which to build. It started with two inmates who joined forces to make a difference in their restrained community and beyond its confines. If what we do is who we are, and our actions define us, these three ex-convicts and their cellmates have shown us that change starts from the bottom up and most importantly from within.
The Winter of Our Discontent
Many of you are probably familiar with Steinbeck’s novel, The Winter of Our Discontent, which essentially means now we are in a period of misery. The combination of extreme heat, fires, droughts, flooding, supply chain, and transportation disruptions, plus the disproportionate price hikes of fuel and electricity means that we will be seeing a lot less food on store shelves this winter. Meanwhile the rich will keep partying and flying around in their private jets just as they did during the Corona Virus Pandemic.
How To Become An Astute Consumer
As much as shopping online has opened us up to a big wild world of endless consumer goods it has also opened up a deep dark vortex where people get sucked into a scrolling stupor. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate and have enjoyed the convenience of online shopping as much as anyone else, especially during the pandemic lockdowns. But there is a downside to all of this.
We Can’t Afford Another Tech Boom Here’s Why
Big Tech companies need to own up to their responsibilities and become active stakeholders in implementing a circular economy with designs that take into account not only the use of an object but its lifespan and recycling as well. Consumers should have the right to repair.
Resource-Rich Countries Of The Future
The metal industry may be faced with multiple issues but the path is clear, stakeholders need to be encouraged to commit to waste management, through recovery, recycling, and adhering to the principles of a circular economy.
The resource-rich countries of the future will be those that work to overcome the challenges linked to waste management and recycling while focusing on business practices that benefit society as a whole.
Long Term Food Security For Urban Areas
It’s truly delightful to see gardening traditions continued, whether on a small or large scale. These practices help us understand the importance of living close to the earth and do our part in creating a more sustainable future.
What Does An Adaptation Technologist Do?
If you have an adaptive mindset and enjoy fostering innovative solutions to global environmental issues, training is available to become an Adaptation Technologist.