I didn’t bring business cards to Japan. Big mistake.

Day two in Tokyo and I’m discovering some interesting things. So I’ve got a major problem. Every time I show up to an interview here, there’s this like ceremonial moment at the beginning where everyone in the room pulls out a business card. And there’s like this exchanging of business cards and it’s lots of bowing and lots […]

The US President’s $2,614 Per Minute Transport System

This is a Wendover Productions video made possible by Squarespace—get your domain before its gone with Squarespace. Moving the president of the United States from one location to another is a logistical nightmare that happens every single day. The American president is one of the most powerful persons in the world and there is no time when the […]

China’s New Surveillance Tech Monitors Workers’ Brainwaves

It’s safe to say that our private information isn’t private anymore. New technologies are collecting data to be sold or shared between companies… in sometimes questionable ways. Y’all really think that Black Mirror isn’t gonna happen? Well, it’s not GOING to happen. It’s already happening. Let’s start in China, where employers are monitoring their employees’ brain waves. Oh […]

These factory workers get paid to go to school

When you think of factory labor this might come to mind: Dangerous conditions with overcrowded assembly lines of people completing repetitive tasks for long hours. But the workforce in manufacturing is facing a major overhaul. Although automation and offshoring have shrunk manufacturing jobs drastically over the past few decades, the industry is actually adding jobs now. But they […]

How to Make First Contact

If we find aliens, what do we do next? When discussing first contact, many are quick to point out that historically, contact between culturally different civilizations has almost always led to the destruction of one of those civilizations. Because of this, you could argue that we should stick to ourselves, leave the aliens alone, but in almost every […]

How IBM quietly pushed out 20,000 older workers

Imagine it’s 1980. Mullets are cool. The Empire Strikes Back is playing in theaters. And International Business Machines or IBM is the world’s dominant technology firm. It embodies the American Dream with a progressive agenda of equal opportunity and prides itself on a stable workforce. It’s so thrilling to see the new IBM personal system – in the […]

How the Atlantic Immigration Pilot works: (1) – The Employer Designation Process

This three-part video series explains three new immigration programs under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada worked with provincial governments in Atlantic Canada to create these pilot programs, which will bring more skilled immigrants to Atlantic Canada, to build lives there and help the economy grow. This video, Video 1, explains the employer designation process. […]