What does the future of fusion energy look like? What are the main benefits and challenges associated with it? Fusion energy, once seen as wishful thinking, is gaining renewed attention due to recent advancements, potentially offering an abundant, eco-friendly power source. Private companies are pouring billions into fusion startups racing to make commercial reactors a reality within a decade. Continue reading to learn what fusion energy is and how it might be used in the future.
Why are younger generations suddenly listening to classical music again? How do millennials and Gen Z discover new music? Classical music is gaining surprising ground with millennials and with Gen Z. What used to be a genre reserved for those over 50 is now making its way to listeners under 35—and streaming platforms are influencing this behavior. Below, we’ll explore why the popularity of classical music is rising and what role streaming apps have to play.
What does the artificial intelligence executive order entail? What key provisions does the order contain to manage risks and protect Americans? President Biden issued a sweeping executive order in October to oversee artificial intelligence technologies, establishing new guidelines for safety, security, and privacy. The order has received mixed responses from various stakeholders. Continue reading for an overview of the order, the goals, and reactions.
How did FTX’s risky practices go unchecked for so long? Can trust in the crypto industry be restored after this high-profile failure? Is meaningful regulation coming that could stabilize the volatile crypto market? The recent conviction of Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of crypto exchange FTX, highlights regulatory gaps that have long enabled risky practices in the crypto industry. Experts say the crypto industry must oust bad actors in the meantime to restore trust. Continue reading to learn how Sam Bankman-Fried’s guilt might affect the crypto world.
What toll are the Federal Reserve interest rate hikes having on Americans and businesses? What are the consequences if rates continue to rise? Aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate hikes have driven borrowing costs to painful heights, jeopardizing US household and business finances. Americans are struggling with soaring mortgage, credit card, and auto loan rates, accumulating record-high credit card debt. Here’s a look at the impact the rise in interest rates is having on Americans.
How would a global minimum tax on billionaires’ wealth work? What are the main arguments for and against the tax? Does the proposal have a shot at becoming a reality? A proposal for a 2% minimum tax on billionaires’ wealth aims to raise revenue and address inequality, but faces skepticism. Proponents say the billionaire tax could generate $250 billion annually while critics argue that implementing the tax will require global coordination that will be tough to achieve quickly. Continue reading to learn about the different opinions regarding a billionaire tax.
Why is the House in disarray? How likely is another government shutdown? What are the consequences of Congress failing to approve required spending bills on time? Disarray in the US House of Representatives has sparked concerns about a government shutdown on November 17. Some experts argue that worsening political divides increase the likelihood of a shutdown. Others counter that the passage of a temporary spending measure will avert the crisis. Continue reading to learn whether or not another government shutdown is likely, and what it would mean.
How has Twitter (X) changed since Elon Musk took over? Is the platform on the path to decline? Twitter, now called X, has lost over half its $44 billion value under Elon Musk’s first year of ownership. Key changes made under Musk’s direction, including mass staff layoffs, content moderation alterations, and a new subscription service have stirred controversy and decreased trust in the platform. Here’s a look at the last year of Twitter, under Musk’s leadership.
What is the drone economy? How are various industries using it and what does the future promise for it? The global drone market is expanding rapidly and is expected to reach $56 billion by 2030. However, strict FAA regulations on drone flights are limiting further growth of commercial drone services. Here’s a look at the FAA’s regulations, and the potential future uses of drones.
What are employees’ concerns about AI in the workplace? How can companies foster a healthy relationship between employees and AI to enhance productivity? Nearly 40% of US workers fear that AI will make their job responsibilities obsolete—and psychologists say it’s wreaking havoc on their mental health. Employees who fear that AI will take over their jobs are more likely to feel undervalued at work, experience symptoms of workplace burnout, and look for other jobs. Here’s a look at the top AI fears, and what companies can do to assuage them.