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Trend: Foundational Shifts Redistributing the Balance of Power

Trend: Foundational Shifts Redistributing the Balance of Power

New initiatives across art, commerce, work, and technology are "breaking the chains of the system" by standing up for the rights and benefits of those audiences that have historically produced the most for their respective spheres of influence while taking home the least.

No individual is an island, except for the one in charge. Throughout human history, we have subscribed to a top-down method of governance and administration across the vast majority of societal, cultural, and economic systems. An unintended effect of this approach is the de facto marginalization of the masses and greater populace through the flattening of their distinct individual voices into a unified, often manipulatable body.

Artists could receive secondary market royalties for resold works 
Canada is drafting a potential reform of its copyright law to give its artists royalties when their works appreciate in the secondary market, which would remain in effect even after the artist dies. At present, artists receive nothing when their works are resold after their initial sale. CARFAC

It’s a good time to be a worker looking for a new job (and more money)
In order to curb machine-based discrimination, the EU is planning to introduce a comprehensive global template for regulating the type of AI models used to support “high risk” decisions like filtering job, school, or welfare applications, as well as for banks to assess the creditworthiness of potential buyers. All of which are potentially life-altering decisions that impact whether someone can afford a home, a student loan, or even be employed. The Guardian 

Big changes to protect younger users may be coming to social media
Regulation of the very design elements that make popular social platforms and services what they are could be in the works, as new legal requirements are being proposed to require those platforms “likely to be accessed by children” to come up with plans to mitigate “risk of material detriment” to their young users, especially teenagers. Protocol

Building a viable model of future work
What will the future of post-office, remote and hybrid work look like? The NY Times covers how there is an immense opportunity to leave the dysfunction of broken office culture behind and rethink not just where employees work but also how. NY Times


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