This week: can we fight climate change by moving to the city, does technology make us less productive and cyborgs. Sandra Peter (Sydney Business Insights) and Kai Riemer (Digital Disruption Research Group) meet once a week to put their own spin on news that is impacting the future of business in The Future, This Week.

The stories this week:

Moving to dense cities to fight climate change

Dismal productivity in the second machine age

Swedish workers with microchip implants

 

Other stories we bring up:

Newman and Kenworthy, 1989

‘Suburban cellulite’

Relationships between density, human capital, and urban productivity

Two theories for what’s causing the global productivity slowdown

Three theories for what’s causing the global productivity slowdown

The OECD’s Future of Productivity book

Productivity study at ANU

IT productivity paradox

2015 Swedish workers with microchip implants

 

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