©Screenshot of theTwitter account “Solo But Not Alone”
STRENGTH IN UNITY
In order to encourage the eco-committed youth that suffers from a lack of visibility, the Twitter account Solo But Not Alone, ran by three American teenagers, echoes isolated striks. Aware of the difficulty that loneliness represents, it tends to bring « solo climate strikers » under the limelights. That’s probably the best way to support and encourage new allies into joining the fight. These inspiring fifteen minutes of (green) fame have already gathered hundreds of followers around the globe.
Source : Teenvogue
CARLIN’S POINT OF VIEW: In the wake of all the demonstrations organised by youth, awareness spreads even though the opponents have already gathered behind Naomi Seibt, the self-proclaimed global warming skeptic german teenager.
© Virgin Galactic
TO THE MOON AND BACK
That’s one small step for man, but a giant leap for marketing. The space agency Virgin Galactic caught everyone’s attention by opening – for the second time – a platform dedicated to space tourism. With its first flights envisioned… this summer (!), Richard Branson’s agency intends to pull the rug under rival SpaceX’s feet which shouldn’t launch anything before 2023. Few minutes after the announcement on its Twitter account, enrollment lists were already filled with more 8 000 applications. With a first deposit around 1 000 dollars you must be determined to pay the price. Stellar !
Source : Presse-Citron
CARLIN’S POINT OF VIEW: In order to know more about this race moon trend, open our Impulse 22 trendbook’s Astral theme.
THAT MIGHT BE TOO LIGHT…
From iPhone to Light Phone, a slight play on words but also the very contemporary topic of « digital detox ». Addicted to social networks or games like Candy Crush? Light Phone and its rival Blloc Phone want you to look up with their brand new smartphones. Calling, taking photos, listening to music and an access to VTC apps : these smartphones cut to the chase. But with nothing under 350$, freedom from the screens is quite expensive.
Source : Influencia
CARLIN’S POINT OF VIEW: A quite expensive price for very simple device not very different from a good old flip phone!
JUNGLE LAW FOR THE JUNGLE BOOK
Winnie the Poo dying from starvation, the Lion King as a hunting trophy or The Little Mermaid suffocating in the middle of drifting plastic bags. Far away from Walt Disney’s idealism, French Baptiste Drausin hijacks Disney’s biggest success regarding the current ecological context. Disturbing and disappointing at the same time, but not creepy, his drawings, cut to the chase by overthrowing ante-climate crisis childhood icons. That’s an effective way to make his way into people’s mind and reach the largest target people. It doesn’t take much to be happy… maybe save the planet ?
Source : France TV Info
©Maxppp – Julien Mattia Le Pictorium
UNDER THE PAVEMENT, CCTV CAMERAS!
Real turning point in the underground Parisian life, the subway station is becoming the PRI (Parisian Region Institute)’s playground as well as its laboratory for artificial intelligence. Its goal ? To carry an experiment and test an algorithm’s ability to anticipate wrong behaviours such as invaders trespassing into tunnels or suspicious people standing still. Unfortunately, it still encounters simple difficulties, for example, when it comes to distinguishing users waiting for an appointment from real thieves.
Source : L’ADN
CARLIN’S POINT OF VIEW: 5G and surveillance systems are spreading world-wide the same way, rising questions about the narrow link between security and privacy.