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The Global Tiller

  • Songs of the future

    Join us in this week’s The Global Tiller as we take a look at what’s happening in the music industry and where it is heading in the future.

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  • Plastic is everywhere

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at how far plastic has travelled, how it impacts us, and how recycling may not be enough to reverse its negative impact. What impact do individual actions even have on this global crisis?

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  • Live a new language

    This week in The Global Tiller, we explore how we learn new languages and what impact it has on our brains as well as our perceptions. Is there a key to a more tolerant world buried deep inside the complicated rules of each of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world?

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  • Held captive

    This week in The Global Tiller, we check in on our furry friends to see how the pandemic has impacted those who were already in confinement before Covid-19, and whether or not zoos have outlived their relevance in this world.

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  • Cost of patriarchy

    We are celebrating International Women's Day at The Global Tiller this week by taking a look at how women empowerment leads to economic gains. If calls to human rights, justice and dignity have failed so far to convince everyone that women need to be treated equitably, let’s try making an economic case for it.

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  • Like thy neighbour

    This week in The Global Tiller, we walk into the streets of our neighbourhoods to look at who's making news and where it's coming from? Has the pandemic and social media made us close our curtains or are we rekindling ties to make sure there is a doorbell we can ring in case we run out of eggs.

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  • WTO? WTF!

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a closer look at the origins of WTO, how they have created systems of severe global inequality and what are some ways in which they should move forward, if we are to believe their commitments to global prosperity.

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  • Platonic parenting

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at another type of family: platonic parenting, an emerging trend where two people, who are not romantically involved, agree to raise a child together.

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  • Off the beaten path

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at some recent troubling developments in India and what lessons we can take to make sure the next superpowers are more humane.

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  • A hole new doughnut economy

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a look at doughnut economics. With the pandemic raging and economies expected to suffer historic depressions, there will never be a more opportune time to rethink our economic structures more creatively, and more humanely.

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  • Scaling to new heights

    This week, in The Global Tiller, we scale up the mountains in the afterglow of the historic achievement of the Nepalese climbers scaling K2 mountain for the first time in winter. We take a closer look at how this team made it to the top, what are the consequences of these summit attempts and what is the future of this daring sport.

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  • The right to write

    This week in The Global Tiller, we take a closer look at what’s happening to the publishing industry, what are some existing structural faults and what could be the future of storytelling.

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  • Looking back to step forward

    There’s no way to know if 2021 will continue on the same trajectory as the previous year but, as we start the new year, we at The Global Tiller would like to take this opportunity to understand the grief that we are all feeling.

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  • 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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