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The Global Tiller

  • On a high note

    We take a look at the recent developments in the legalisation of cannabis around the globe, what are some debates surrounding its use and what could our future look like when pot cafes become as normal as bars.

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  • Who's got your back? A Case for UBI

    This week in The Global Tiller we take a closer look at UBI.

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  • SDGs off course

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at how our commitment to the SDGs is faring, what are some realistic ways going forward and what we can learn from our mistakes to make the goals even more equitable and impactful.

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  • Pardon my turkey

    This week's The Global Tiller digs into the globalisation of thanksgiving celebrations and how can we celebrate other cultures without risking our own.

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  • Future of jobs

    This week in The Global Tiller we try to understand what the future of jobs will be like, which professions are becoming obsolete and which ones are in demand.

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  • Democracy, still in action

    Pacific Ventury spent a busy election day with three live panel discussions. Our speakers brought great insights into our coverage and we saw many of their indicators unfold as we watched the election results. This edition of The Global Tiller will recap our discussions from “#US2020: A Global Understanding” while also looking at the post-election landscape.

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  • Shoot for the stars

    Join us in this week’s The Global Tiller as we explore how much progress we have made in space, what are some pressing technical challenges, and more importantly, how can we apply lessons learned from interplanetary endeavours into improving life here on Earth.

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  • Sharenting

    Join us this week in The Global Tiller as we learn along with you what sharenting means, what are the implications for children growing up in the digital age, what are some risks that they can be exposed to and how our systems need to adapt to protect against these risks.

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  • Future of democracy

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at how democracy fares in these current times, especially with the ongoing pandemic, and what its future could possibly look like.

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  • Race for a vaccine

    This week in The Global Tiller, we explore just how realistic those hopes are, how close are we to developing a vaccine for Covid-19, who will be able to access it and why are some people viewing it with skepticism.

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  • Tech over the world

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at the influence 'big tech' has on the global level and what are some of its current challenges that will influence the geopolitics of the future.

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  • Hollywood. Take 2

    This week in The Global Tiller, we examine the trends that are shaping the entertainment industry, particularly Hollywood, and how geopolitics influences how we are entertained.

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  • Conspiring with Covid

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at the origin of conspiracy theories, how the pandemic has created ideal conditions for cults, like QAnon, to thrive, and what are some ways in which we can inoculate ourselves from falling for them.

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  • Anxiety and pandemics

    This week in The Global Tiller, we examine how our mental health has been impacted by the coronavirus, what are some lessons we can learn from past pandemics and what are some innovations that can change the way we treat mental illnesses in the future.

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  • Rolling into the future

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at how urban mobility has been impacted by the pandemic and what are some innovations that can change the way we move around in urban spaces.

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  • Retail needs therapy

    This week in The Global Tiller, we examine the way the fashion industry has been in decline, even before the pandemic hit, and is basically going into free fall since Covid-19 spread across the world.

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  • Celebrations in the time of Covid

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at how festivals have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and what are some ways in which people have adapted to the 'new normal'.

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  • A short break

    Pacific Ventury takes a short break from the regular publishing of The Global Tiller. In this issue, you will find links to all previous newsletters published so far.

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  • Jammed wheels

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at how fossil fuels contribute to pandemics, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the oil industry, the move towards renewable energy and innovations that may change how we charge our phones and power our ships.

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  • What's in your wallet

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at the future of money and what are some threads that signal the changes in how we value money and how we carry out transactions.

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  • The insecurity in our food

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted global food supplies and what are some ways in which we can foresee a sustainable and equitable network of food distribution.

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  • Tweet, or forever hold your peace

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at this mammoth web woven by social media which brings us together with our loved ones during the pandemic yet drives us violently apart by profiting from hateful content.

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  • Ok, boomer

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at how the generational shift is going to impact the future, and how we can be conscious about how we want to shape this future.

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  • I & robot

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at how automation is impacting work, and what are some ways in which we can make use of automation to aid, and not replace, our work.

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  • Chained together

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at what happens when these fragile global supply chains are broken and what are some innovations that offer solutions.

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  • Activism and the workplace

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at what role activism plays in businesses and how a generational shift in employees marks a new age in ethical business practices.

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  • Racism within us

    You will find articles that we hope will educate you, as they did us, about the history of racial injustice in the United States and how it continues to this day where African Americans are gunned down for simple acts, such as buying groceries, running in their neighbourhood or standing on a sidewalk. We have also put together some information on movements taking place in other parts of the world - places where you may be living - and how states are suppressing those rightful demands.

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  • Learning to learn again

    As the world slowly begins to reopen, we must learn how to learn again. This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the education sector and what are some new innovations that can reshape the future of learning.

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  • Rethinking our vacations

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at the many ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the tourism industry and what are some ways in which we can rethink the future of vacations.

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  • Clipped Wings

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at the future of travel and what are some ways in which we can foresee the pandemic shifting how we move across borders.

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