How job surveillance is changing trucking in America

How job surveillance is changing trucking in America

We work in a world filled with devices that can monitor us, locate us, and tell us what to do. That raises the question — who watches you work? And how does work change when you know someone’s watching you do it? There’s one industry that’s asking that question more than ever: trucking. Self driving

Why Japan has so many vending machines

Why Japan has so many vending machines

There is a vending machine for every 23 people in Japan. That’s the highest vending machine per capita on the planet. After the business card fiasco I started to become keenly aware of all the vending machines that I saw here in Japan. I noticed: they are everywhere! Indeed, what we’re looking at here is

It’s time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean

It’s time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean

I’m on an island near the North Pole and I’m here to find out who owns the Arctic. As the ice melts more and more in this region, you can see just how dramatic the ice has been shrinking. One of these countries has shown that they’re willing to fight for it. Russia’s making a

How this border transformed a subcontinent  |  India & Pakistan

How this border transformed a subcontinent | India & Pakistan

This is the Golden Temple. People come here from all over the world to bathe in its waters, to look at the Holy Book that is inside of this middle Golden Temple and to just experience the holiness of this place. This place is the epicenter of Sikhism. It sits right here in northern India

Airplane black boxes, explained

Airplane black boxes, explained

“Tower, look at to the south, there’s an aircraft crashing” On Veterans’ Day in 2001, an airplane carrying 260 people dropped out of the sky shortly after taking off from JFK. “An aircraft just crashed to the south of the field” The top fin of the plane broke off and fell into Jamaica Bay, and

Divided island: How Haiti and the DR became two worlds

Divided island: How Haiti and the DR became two worlds

Let’s pause here. I’m driving on the road that separates Haiti from the Dominican Republic. Right here. It’s the border that divides two very different countries. If you’re born in Haiti, you’re 2.5 times more likely to die as a baby than if you’re born in the DR. You’ll be almost ten times poorer and