The World in 50 Years Survey

Organized by Quartz, the “The World in 50 Years” survey polls some of the world’s brightest, boldest (and controversial) thinkers across a number of industries on topics pertinent to our future. Questions range from “Who will run the world?” and “What will our most valuable resource be?” to “What will we eat?” and “How will we die?” and teeter between literal and philosophical. Almost every …

Interview: Rachel Nguyen of Nissan

We talk about what's next with the automaker's Director of Advanced Planning

Last fall, Nissan introduced future mobility concepts developed by the company’s advances planning team. Among them was the Pedestrian on Wheels, a three-passenger sustainable vehicle designed to work in a fully planned new city (such as those that are currently being built in the Middle East), and We Latch, a car-sharing program designed for tourists that included a minivan-style interior that serves as a lounge …

Buckminster Fuller: Poet Of Geometry

Illustrator Cole Gerst paints a cohesive picture of the icon's prescient approach to design

Buckminster Fuller’s utopian design vision, unrivaled in the 20th century and anchored by his famous reinvention of geodesic domes, reflected the polymath’s philosophy that flexible thinking, good design and an honest desire for progress could solve humanity’s woes once and for all. Designer and artist Cole Gerst has been a devotee of Fuller’s works and ideas for more than a decade, but he found that …