We’ve been told to watch our weight, count our calories and time our runs for quite a while now; but never before have we had the technology to measure all of our behavior so seamlessly, sensitively, automatically and intelligently.
The dawn of the anthropocene is forcing us to confront the full extent of our impact, beyond the physical destruction of habitat, to include social and cultural impact across species. What are the implications?
For those who believe in the theory of the 'great stagnation', the enduring B52 is probably its most iconic attestation. A superb example of good design and engineering but, alas, it also feels like a failure of progress.