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For four decades, L’Atelier has worked to understand the ways that emerging technologies impact society.
Nov 5 2020
Star Citizen: A Crowdfunded Universe Fuelled by Promises
Star Citizen represents an extreme of the virtual economy, an enormous speculative bubble inflated by hope and hype. But how did we get here, and what is powering this seemingly endless funnel of goodwill?
Oct 20 2020
How the Corrosion of Trust Fuels Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories are on the rise, boosted by the spread of fake news and unravelling global crises. The rapid increase in our online presence, in combination with other factors, provides ideal conditions for them to thrive.
May 19 2020
Welcome to the Virtual Economy: A frontier for goods, marketplaces & careers
Virtual worlds have emerged as a real alternative for people around the world to connect, socialise, create and earn an income during the lockdown.
May 18 2020
People are earning six-figure salaries in the virtual economy
Hundreds of thousands now earn a good living in a virtual economy immune to shutdown. Is this the future?
May 18 2020
Thousands turn to virtual economy to make money amid economic uncertainty
Hundreds of thousands of people are now making money from games and online communities due to the growth of the virtual economy.
May 17 2020
These are some of the most popular virtual jobs you can do from home
With the coronavirus pandemic causing record job losses in the real world, a report has highlighted the lucrative virtual roles that people could turn to in order to earn a living going forward.
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