Voyeurgasm

Voyeurgasm

Rodney King’s 1991 beating was a watershed moment in modern history. Not only was it groundbreaking because police violence was captured on video, but it also helped accelerate an Ubertrend, Voyeurgasm, which points to a future where just about everything will be...
Smart Cities

Smart Cities

From the earliest days of the Mesopotamians, humans have been searching for ways to improve shared spaces, usually creating a central square around which other structures were built. But no civilization has had the benefit of developing city innovation around a...
KAGOY: Kids Are Growing Older Younger

KAGOY: Kids Are Growing Older Younger

Modern technology and a shape-shifting societal landscape are conspiring to accelerate the maturity process of children. This trend has received an unusual moniker — KAGOY — Kids Are Getting Older Younger. And its precocious exponents are sprouting up every day. A...
Globesity: As The World Fattens

Globesity: As The World Fattens

An obesity epidemic is threatening to tip scales all over the globe, propelling a trend dubbed “globesity.” The U.S., in particular, continues to ignore the obvious health risks of maintaining a poor diet and lack of exercise, which is reflected in the latest Centers...
India Style

India Style

They’re everywhere on American television, to the surprise of their compatriots. People of Indian origin have rapidly vaulted to the second largest ethnic minority on U.S. television, trailing only Spanish-speaking actors. With its influence rising, India is poised to...
Time Compression

Time Compression

Engineer Percy Spencer at defense contractor Raytheon notices something peculiar. While testing a new vacuum tube, called a magnetron, a candy bar melts in his pocket. Intrigued, Spencer places some popcorn near the tube and watches in awe as kernels begin popping all...
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