Aaron Bastani covers the issues that will define the 21st century, with a particular focus on how technology affects everything.

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Aaron Bastani is the cofounder of Novara Media, a UK-based outlet covering everything from capitalism to shifting demographics and climate change. He is the author of the book Fully Automated Luxury Communism, which examines how technologies like artificial intelligence, cellular agriculture and renewable energy converge to create radically novel possibilities. He's written for publications including The New York Times, Guardian and Le Monde diplomatique. His next book will take on the social, political and economic implications of aging. His forthcoming book, Mortals, examines the massively disruptive implications of demographic ageing.

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Capitalism: Notes from Session 2 of TED2022

April 11, 2022

You can credit capitalism for pretty much everything you’ve touched, eaten or worn today. But you can also blame it for some of the world’s worst problems. Is it broken? Or in dire need of reimagining? Session 2 of TED2022 featured five thought-provoking talks that took us to some interesting corners of the debate around […]

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