"New Retail" and the Future of Shopping
  • Apr 10, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 18:56 mins

Guest: Jialu Shan, Research Associate, Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, Switzerland Toys “R” Us is going out of business. It’s the end of an era for the generations who grew up wandering the aisles and begging parents for their favorite toy. Another casualty of Amazon.com? Perhaps, but not all of our shopping is not going to be online in the future. Consider that Amazon itself just opened its first Amazon Go store, a brick and mortar convenience store in Seattle. Researchers at the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation say that we’re entering the age of “New Retail,” a combination of online and “offline,” or brick-and-mortar retail. And in that game, it’s actually China that’s leading the way.

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Making Wheelchairs More Versatile in the Developing World

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Guest: Eric Wunderlich, Manager, LDS Charities Wheelchair Initiative; Ryan Larson and Cameron Johnson, Chemical Engineering Capstone Students, Brigham Young University Can you imagine how limited your opportunities would be if you needed a wheelchair to get to work, school, church, the store... but you didn’t have one? The World Health Organization says there are 70 million people in the world who need a wheelchair. Those who live in countries like the US typically have what they need. People in poorer countries, don’t. And if they do have a wheelchair, it’s not well-adapted to getting around on rough terrain, over long distances. A group of engineering students at BYU has come up with a solution, in partnership with the humanitarian arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Guest: Eric Wunderlich, Manager, LDS Charities Wheelchair Initiative; Ryan Larson and Cameron Johnson, Chemical Engineering Capstone Students, Brigham Young University Can you imagine how limited your opportunities would be if you needed a wheelchair to get to work, school, church, the store... but you didn’t have one? The World Health Organization says there are 70 million people in the world who need a wheelchair. Those who live in countries like the US typically have what they need. People in poorer countries, don’t. And if they do have a wheelchair, it’s not well-adapted to getting around on rough terrain, over long distances. A group of engineering students at BYU has come up with a solution, in partnership with the humanitarian arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.