Jimena Veloz

Student
Mexico City, D.f., Mexico

About Jimena

Languages

English, Spanish

Universities

CIDE

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Jimena Veloz
Posted about 6 years ago
Jan Chipchase: The anthropology of mobile phones
We really are our cell phones. However, the most interesting thing is the new uses people give to cell phones, which for some of us are so simple. They turn them into so much more than they were meant for. The thing is we have forgotten cell phones are just tools, and they have taken over our lifes. They are not just our phones; they are our identities, and it is scary to some extent because we are completely dependent on them.
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Jimena Veloz
Posted about 6 years ago
Robin Chase: The idea behind Zipcar (and what comes next)
Market solutions to pollution will definetely be more helpful for the environment than just good intentions like turning off the lights and separating trash. However, it will only have market solutions because the preoccupation about global warming itself comes from the fact that it will affect economic activity. Road pricing works. I agree, but there is still something wrong with it on my mind. Paying to go around the city doesn't sound right. How about raising the cost of driving with higher gas taxes and car taxes? How about REALLY improving public transport?
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Jimena Veloz
Posted about 6 years ago
Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration
The idea of working institutions to avoid the tragedy of commons is interesting, but how can it be applied to places where institutions generally fail? Cooperation is definetely the key. Technology is helpful, but how can you make it reach the parts of the world that most desperately need that cooperation?