Thus, he concludes, “real estate is just the platform for our community”. Everything else, from kindergartens to yoga salons, arrives on top, optimised by WeWork’s data geniuses in what amounts to the 21st-century equivalent of the company town, albeit with much subtler forms of social engineering. In WeWork’s future, the hastily privatised public space is returned to citizens. However, it comes back as a commercial service provided by a lavishly funded data company, not as a right. Meetup’s civil society will keep on talking, inside WeWork’s buildings. But the struggle against alienation will now consist of applying even more data analytics and nudging to the tortured souls of overworked cognitive workers, who, in escaping alienated workplaces in the comfort of makerspaces and face-to-face meetings, have discovered that the workplaces have colonised their non-work lives instead. … [Read more...] about The digital hippies want to integrate life and work – but not in a good way
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Extinction Rebellion protests go global London, UK Police arrested 217 people in London on Monday. Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked traffic and glued themselves to cars. Sarah Lasenby, an 81-year-old retired social worker among the arrested, told the Associated Press, "It is imperative the government should take serious actions and put pressure on other states and global powers to radically reduce the use of fossil fuels." … [Read more...] about What do futurists imagine for the post-coronavirus-pandemic world?
Take the prawns from the refrigerator and coarsely dice one-third of them. Finely chop the remainder of the prawns into a mince. Mix the prawn and chicken mince together and combine them by repeatedly throwing the mixture against the inside of the mixing bowl. It will become a sticky, cohesive mass (this strengthens the protein to give the mixture a firmer texture). Finally add the garlic chives, sesame oil, sugar, remaining salt, the fish sauce, soy sauce and white pepper. Thoroughly mix these ingredients through the mince. … [Read more...] about Andrew McConnell’s prawn and chicken dumplings with spiced vinegar recipe
He explained how his status got him a lavish club opened especially for the F1 crew, and moments before, he sat at a bar on the beach downing bottles of rose until there was a whole crew of people. … [Read more...] about Jenson Button ‘ran round naked in Ugg boots’ during hard partying days