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Good morning! For years, Mark Zuckerberg has been trying to find the next great computing platform beyond the smartphone—and make sure that Facebook ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
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Good morning! For years, Mark Zuckerberg has been trying to find the next great computing platform beyond the smartphone—and make sure that Facebook defined it. This quest has led to the company’s futuristic forays into VR, AR, and the metaverse. And now it’s inspired Ray-Ban Stories, a line of sunglasses with built-in cameras designed to let you capture life’s moments while keeping your smartphone in your pocket. I spoke to Zuckerberg about the new gadget, tried it myself, and put it into context among Facebook’s many grand ambitions.
—Harry McCracken
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Mark Zuckerberg has big plans for smart eyewear. Facebook’s first stab at the idea is not a huge deal—but it avoids privacy pitfalls that could come later.

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This is how each generation is feeling about returning to the office

Leadership professor James R. Bailey maintains that leaders need to know who doesn’t want to do what and why. If they don’t know, they can’t facilitate change.

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5 critical ways to protect cities from disastrous flooding

Storms and flash floods are becoming more severe and more frequent in the United States, and cities need to brace themselves. Five landscape architects explain how.

Why we should take Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot seriously

It might seem like a joke, but the underlying intent behind the humanoid robot is real cause for concern.

Ikea’s 8 principles for circular design show how to build a business based on reuse

From focusing on repairability to making items easier to take apart and then reassemble, here’s how the furniture giant is rethinking its product line to eliminate waste.

How to buy nothing

Fall is a prime time for overconsumption, with back-to-school and jacket season in full force. What if you tried to buy nothing at all?

This giant wind turbine blade can be recycled

Energy companies are trying to redesign wind energy so the giant components don’t end up in landfills. Siemens Gamesa’s RecyclableBlade can be broken down into its raw materials at the end of its life.

This country moved its government online. Here’s why that wouldn’t fly in the U.S.

In tiny Estonia, babies get digital IDs at birth, tax time is easy, and e-voting is real. But there are lots of reasons why the U.S. can’t follow its lead.

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Why employees returning to the office may show signs of PTSD

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How fashion resale site Depop tapped into the minds of Gen Z

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Tax-dodging one-percenters: What you need to know
The richest people in America are “choosing not to pay” hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes that they owe each year, according to a new Treasury Department report released Wednesday.
The top 1%’s tax-dodging—about $163 billion annually—accounts for about 28% of the total lost annually in unpaid taxes ($600 billion). 
Over the next decade, this “striking” sum would equal almost 1% of the country’s nearly $23 trillion GDP.
The Biden administration is leveraging the report’s lopsided but not exactly unexpected findings to strengthen its case for handing the IRS another $80 billion for tax enforcement.
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