A list of good reads
- For decades, globalisation was the magic mantra of almost every government around the world. BBC News asks if it is time to return to an old-fashioned notion of ‘self-sufficiency’: should countries try to do everything themselves?
- HuffPost has a worrying and useful piece on what happens to your brain in back-to-back meetings
- Washington Post offers a close look at the Adani power plant in Godda, Jharkhand—built to supply electricity not to the state’s residents but to next-door Bangladesh.
- Mint reports on how streaming platforms have created a new kind of Bollywood star—who don’t deliver blockbusters but excellent performances that have earned them a loyal following.
- The Atlantic explains why the AI chatbot ChatGPT (explained here) spells the end of the high school English essay.
- Speaking of alarming AI, Ars Technica warns readers that it’s time to pull your photos off the internet.
- This Guardian piece looks at the vanishing ‘bridge’—the bit of a song between the verse and chorus—which is being killed by TikTok.
- Inverse looks at what the world will look like if humans survive for a million years. Will we all become “software people”?
- Quartz lays out six signals that will tell you why you are burning out. It’s not just you, it’s also other people.