Gleaming in a soft bluish light, the Tyrannosaurus Rex greets visitors with something close to a smile. Made entirely of recycled materials, including flattened plastic cups, it stands as a testament to ingenuity, creativity and a generous heap of good humor.
In the 500+ person San Jose office of VMware Costa Rica, sustainability comes to life every day in ways large and small, from an artful dinosaur created during a hands-on reuse workshop to teams of employees purchasing and planting trees to help reforest nearby lands.
“At VMware, we believe that each person has something unique to contribute. Thus, everyone can be a Citizen Philanthropist,” says Jessamine Chin, director of the VMware Foundation. “With those unique contributions, each person has the ability to effect positive change in the world.”
The second theme in The Possibility Report series, CONNECT explores the emerging technologies that can bring us closer together, even when we’re far apart (geographically and mentally), and bring more people into the loop.
More internet access could mean everything to people in rural areas, and the way we could deliver it is something unexpected.
In our hyper-connected world, when the internet goes down, your ability to get things done goes down, too. For the 34 million Americans who don’t have access to high-speed broadband—23 million of whom live in rural America—that’s an everyday reality that is keeping them from taking advantage of the internet’s vast resources.
Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a debate at Web Summit on an increasingly important topic: “Future of Tech: Will Everyone Benefit?” It’s a question we should all contemplate and analyze. As tech breaks out and reshapes so many aspects of humanity, will all of this stunning innovation create a rising tide that lifts all boats, regardless of geography, background, or culture? Or will the advantages of tech innovation be limited to only the fortunate few?
VMware has received a perfect score of 100% on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) – a national benchmarking tool on corporate practices and policies related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Fortune 1000 largest publicly traded businesses are invited to participate and rated accordingly.
New series explores how new technologies will reframe our understanding of the world
As technology advances, new innovations are being used to help the human race move, connect, heal, learn, build and grow. How will these new technologies reshape our understanding of the world we live in? The possibilities are infinite.
The first theme in The Possibility Report series, MOVE is a conversation about how technology may reframe what we know about the ways we get around. How could transportation, navigation, and space travel evolve in the years to come?
Profound change is sweeping across the grasslands and vast expanses of the East African savanna. Here, amid the verdant valleys and hillsides rippling through this sea of grass, small farmers have struggled for millennia to eke out a living from the sun-baked soils.