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A future marked by the Metaverse may fundamentally change how we operate on a daily basis. (Marc Lee/Wikimedia Commons)

How the metaverse could change the purpose and feel of cities

New virtual realities are changing the way we interact with our urban spaces. How will the metaverse make some urban amenities redundant and others indispensable?
The global pandemic has interrupted supply chains for almost 75% of US companies. Thatree Thitivongvaroon/Getty Images

The pandemic has revealed the cracks in US manufacturing: Here’s how to fix them

Medical supply shortages during the pandemic revealed that US industries are unable to provide essential goods in a crisis. A return to domestic production would boost incomes and prepare us for the next crisis.
Record companies released stereo demonstration albums that showcased how sound could move from left to right, creating a sense of movement. From the collection of Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder

How stereo was first sold to a skeptical public

Sixty years ago, stereo promised to forever change the way people listened to music. But how could record companies convince customers to buy a new record player, speakers and amplifier?

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