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作为一个中产阶级,我对国家有哪些不满意
我的文章,很多上面的人都能看到,有的在内部刊物发表,有的被相关领导批示过,也有政府部门联系过我,还有智库针对我的文章发表过评论。所以这一篇,我也希望能被看到。这一篇讲下,作为一个看好国家前途的中产阶…
opinion  city  middle-class  comparison  usa  china  lifestyle 
august 2018 by aries1988
En Chine, le mobile liquide les espèces

La facilité d’utilisation de ces applications tranche avec l’inefficacité de la bureaucratie chinoise et de son secteur bancaire. Certains supposent d’ailleurs que les autorités ont volontairement laissé le champ libre à ces nouveaux acteurs pour secouer l’industrie bancaire dominée par les entreprises d’Etat sclérosées.

Un système « basse technologie » adapté à la Chine, pays encore en développement, où beaucoup de transactions ne dépassent pas quelques yuans (1 yuan = 0,12 euro). Des montants insuffisants pour convaincre un vendeur de fruits et légumes de s’équiper d’un terminal NFC, la technologie utilisée par Apple Pay, qui ne s’impose pas en Chine.

N’importe quelle entreprise qui veut réaliser quelque chose aujourd’hui doit être soutenue par l’un ou l’autre : ils contrôlent les applications de vélos partagés, la livraison de repas, les achats en ligne, mais aussi des services de vidéo, de musique, de billetterie, de prises de rendez-vous chez le médecin… Pour l’instant, le gouvernement leur fait confiance, mais ils ne sont pas l’abri d’accusation de pratiques monopolistiques.
china  2017  money  bank  habit  lifestyle 
september 2017 by aries1988
Le bonheur en 21 jours, ou l’invasion des challenges en tous genres
Aujourd’hui, les blogs, programmes, livres et émissions télé consacrés aux défis se comptent par centaines. Avec, à la clef, une promesse de bouleversement éclair.
life  lifestyle  choice  challenge 
january 2017 by aries1988
Revenge of the nerds | The Economist
Strava, a mobile app, allows cyclists and joggers to compete with each other even if they live thousands of miles apart.
technology  leader  teenager  life  lifestyle  psychology  health 
august 2016 by aries1988
Out of sync with the sun... | The Economist
the evenings are far longer than they should be: by local clocks, the sun sets an hour and 20 minutes later in Madrid than in New York City, though both are on the same latitude. That is because Spain (except the Canary Islands) is in the wrong time zone. Madrid is on a similar line of longitude to Swansea in Wales. Its clocks are set to Central European Time, the same as Warsaw or Tirana, some 24 degrees or 2,000kms (1,200 miles) to the east.
europe  time  debate  espagna  usa  comparison  lifestyle  sun  policy 
august 2016 by aries1988
Lunch with the FT: Rob Rhinehart — FT.com
“Humans have this novelty bias where they think that new information is somehow more relevant, but most of the information generated in a day is noise and what’s really important is the patterns that have held true through generations. I feel like I could be reading a philosophy book that has held true for centuries or I could get stressed out by what’s on the news today.”

really creative work comes from states of flow and concentration, and it’s really hard to get into that and it’s really easy to become distracted from that. I think having that flexible day allows people to increase the chance of entering that creative flow, and that’s good for them and it’s good for the business.”
thinking  opinion  leader  entrepreneurial  food  revolution  body  nutrition  lifestyle 
july 2016 by aries1988
Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program
“What excited us from the beginning was that if the right thing could find anybody just in the moment that they need it, the world might be radically better place,” Teller said.

“Google X has this experience all of the time in all of these different projects,” Teller said. People count all the problems created by our current way of life as zero because that's what we’re used to as the societal default, he contended. Conversely, people immediately see the negatives of any new thing. “We are not deaf to those issues and we’re really eager to talk to society about how to mitigate those,” Teller said. “But part of our conversation with society is about us listening, but also trying to remind the people that we talk to that the place we’re starting from is not zero. In this case, for delivery, cars, airplanes create a very large carbon footprint and have a lot of safety issues.”

The idea goes like this: Because people can’t assume near-instantaneous delivery of whatever they need, they stockpile things. They might have a bunch of batteries, slowly decharging in a drawer, or a drill that they use for 10 minutes a year. Each of these things is a personal possession that sits around, embodying all this energy and industrial effort unproductively.
google  reportage  drone  idea  buy  lifestyle  future  engineering 
august 2014 by aries1988

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