Snippets



Trotting the globe for thoughts, ideas, discussions, the next big thing and often uncovering the bizarre is the discourse of a day in the world of the Urban Rajah. These snippets have been collected to connect you with food for thought.

trendwatching.com | PROTECTED: THE FUTURE OF LUXURY TRAVEL | Consumer Trend Briefing | MAY 2017

Six trends reshaping luxury travel in 2017 and beyond!

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trendwatching.com | 2016: BACK FROM THE DEAD | Consumer Trend Briefing | February 2017

Join us as we bring 2016: BACK FROM THE DEAD to uncover innovations, insights and trend-driven opportunities that have a whole lot of life left in them.

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trendwatching.com | 5 AFRICAN TRENDS FOR 2017 | Africa Trend Bulletin | January 2017

5 actionable, delight-inducing trends to run with NOW.

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trendwatching.com | 5 ASIAN TRENDS FOR 2017 | Asia Trend Bulletin | January 2017

5 actionable Asian trends to inspire your 2017 innovations.

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The manipulative tricks tech companies use to capture your attention | Tristan Harris

A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. From Facebook notifications to Snapstreaks to YouTube autoplays, they're all competing for one thing: your attention. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want.

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A simple new blood test that can catch cancer early | Jimmy Lin

Jimmy Lin is developing technologies to catch cancer months to years before current methods. He shares a breakthrough technique that looks for small signals of cancer's presence via a simple blood test, detecting the recurrence of some forms of the disease 100 days earlier than traditional methods. It could be a ray of hope in a fight where early detection makes all the difference.

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How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) | Grace Kim

Loneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us -- and it's often the result of the homes we live in. She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choose to share space with their neighbors, get to know them, and look after them. Rethink your home and how you live in it with this eye-opening talk.

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How I fail at being disabled | Susan Robinson

Born with a genetic visual impairment that has no correction or cure, Susan Robinson is legally blind (or partially sighted, as she prefers it) and entitled to a label she hates: "disabled." In this funny and personal talk, she digs at our hidden biases by explaining five ways she flips expectations of disability upside down.

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