From building your perfect country to preparing for doomsday


Favourited: Our roundup of the best stories of innovation from around the web

1st February 2017
Our weekly newsletter is released every Tuesday, featuring a digest of our latest articles and a roundup of our favourite stories of innovation from across the web.

Below is some of what we featured in yesterday's mailout.

  1. BBC radio series My Perfect Country is building a perfect country from policies that work from across the world, including maths teaching in Shanghai, Japanese gun control and Costa Rican energy policy (BBC)
  2. "Tinder for cities" is making urban planning more inclusive (Guardian)
  3. Fixing the broken antibiotics model (NYT)
  4. For decades, computers have got smaller and more powerful. That principle – Moore's Law – won't go on for ever. What happens when computers stop shrinking? (Guardian)
  5. Credit Suisse has published a new report on "getting over globalisation": "The Credit Suisse Research Institute examines the end of globalisation as we know it and the passage from globalisation to multipolarity – regions that are distinct in terms of their economies, laws, cultures and security networks." (Credit Suisse)
  6. Ideas are getting harder to find, say economists (
  7. Doomsday prep for the super rich (New Yorker)
  8. "Show me a blockchain – get me one, get me two." Blockchain believers hold fast to a utopian vision (FT)
  9. For decades, galleries were cluttered with jigsaw-like arrangements of artworks – until the early 20th century, when the White Cube was born (Artsy)
  10. Ambulances in Sweden can now hijack in-car radios to alert drivers to approaching emergency vehicles (Springwise)
  11. "I help create the automated technologies that are taking jobs… And I feel guilty about it." (Slate)
  12. Meanwhile, AI software is learning to make AI software (MIT Tech Review)


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