Future

Hong Kong and youth politics

Jessica Chow-Lau and Candice Chau argue that Hong Kong needs more political involvement if anything is to change With royal carriages, red carpets, and grand banquets, Britain’s welcome of Chinese President Xi Jinping was hospitable to say the least. Chinese students queued for hours in the cold for a chance to meet their beloved leader—others were less thrilled. Or rather, ... Read More »

Why the future of newspapers is not all doom and gloom

It’s disappointing to see you paint such an unremittingly gloomy picture of the prospects for newspaper brands, largely ignoring the innovation taking place across the industry, not least at your own organisation (Media, 19 October). Martin Sorrell, chief executive of WPP, the world’s biggest advertising group, said at the Society of Editors’ conference that more and more people are recognising ... Read More »

Canadian business reacts to future under Liberal rule

Some major Canadian business groups say they are ready to work with the new Liberal government of Justin Trudeau to find common ground to benefit the country’s economy. “We will press the new government to avoid a return to structural deficits,” Perrin Beatty, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday, adding that “we ... Read More »

Living in a steel box: are shipping containers really the future of housing?

It takes time to adjust to living inside a steel box. Timothy Ader did not, initially, like the idea of staying at Wenckehof, a student village in Amsterdam made up of 1,000 recycled shipping containers. But three years after moving in, he has no regrets. “My first impression of the containers was, ‘It’s ghetto stuff – I’m not living there,’” ... Read More »

THE WEEK IN PICTURES: BACK TO THE FUTURE EDITION

When Back to the Future came out in the mid-1980s, a fellow named Joe Biden was getting ready for an ill-fated presidential run, and someone named Clinton from Arkansas was on the mind of far-seeing people. If the movie were real, Doc Brown would arrive in October 2015 and discover that mankind—or at least the Democratic Party—really has given up ... Read More »

Back to the Future II: How much of the movie has become real 26 years later

With the enthusiasm of an apocalyptic cult awaiting the rapture, Back to the Future fans have spent the past 26 years looking forward to 21 October 2015. That’s the date Doc Brown punches into his time-travelling DeLorean in Back to The Future II, the 1989 sequel that promised viewers a near-future of flying cars, hoverboards and self-lacing shoes. And with ... Read More »

Nintendo NX: Developers give update on future Mario title’s potential

NINTENDOThe Nintendo NX’s release date will be revealed in 2016 More Nintendo NX news is expected in 2016, where many backing the games giant to reveal a platform of devices under one banner. Recent reports indicate that cloud gaming could play a major role in the console range, which could also include a handheld spinoff device. Developers from the Pokemon ... Read More »

Take a look at Maidstone’s past on Back to the Future day

This is heavy… October 21, 2015, or Back to the Future Day, the day Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) and Doc Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travelled to in Part 2 of Robert Zemeckis’ comedy sci-fi trilogy. The film depicted America in the future, where Nike had self-lacing shoes, cars flew and there had been 19 Jaws films. But just how ... Read More »

I Fear For Ghana – Akufo Addo

    Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, says considering the economic hardships, rampant and widespread corruption, rising cost of living, and the high levels of unemployment, it comes as no surprise to him that Ghanaian youth are angry, hungry and have given up any hope of the country offering them a bright ... Read More »

I’m Adam Leibsohn, COO of Giphy, and This Is How I Work

So much can be said with a GIF. It can be an exaggerated reaction, a visual analogy to something said in a conversation, or simply a non sequitur to punctuate online communication. But usually it’s just a funny animation. Giphy made life easier for everyone on the internet in 2013 when they launched a a search engine just for GIFs. ... Read More »