Cloud, Big Data, and now the Internet of Things? Only one of them is being developed in garages. We explore the impact of connected objects, and how it is more than just the latest in a round of buzzwords.
Magazines are artefacts; a presence in one’s home, library, cafe, hotel or meeting place. Increasingly, magazines have been using this power to expand their reach into the real world, communicating identity and acting as a platform.
The informal economy thrives on chaos and ambiguity, so it’s no surprise that with today’s landscape it is providing new jobs, products, services and platforms at speeds and in places the formalized economy can’t bend to reach.
Shared ownership. Collective consumption. The unplanned economy. Call it what you will—a new movement of the age-old concept of sharing property is gaining in popularity thanks to a boost in digital technologies and a decline in institutional trust.