Kidfluencer Protections

Illinois now requires parenting influencers to set aside 15% of their video earnings for their children featured in the content.

The law targets child exploitation by requiring earnings to be placed in a trust that’s accessible when the child turns 18.

With more parents looking to capitalize on their kid’s online fame, legal protections are needed to ensure financial fairness.

Edge: Platform Politics

Cruise Ship Cap

Greece is planning to limit the number of cruise ship visits to popular Aegean Islands like Mykonos and Santorini.

Visitor numbers have surged by 120% since 2019, straining the island’s infrastructure and frustrating locals.

Limitations are becoming increasingly necessary to manage the long-term sustainability of travel hotspots.

Edge: Untourism

Unsustainable AI

Google’s greenhouse gas emissions rose 48% from 2019 to 2023, largely due to the explosion of AI.

Generative AI systems like ChatGPT might use around 33 times more energy than machines running task-specific software.

With AI poised for even further growth, future data centers will need to be powered by clean energy sources such as wind and geothermal energy.

Edge: Climate Credit