David Bracken


David Bracken was a journalist for more than a decade before joining FCAT in 2016. He conducts theme research on a range of topics and has previously written about video games, hybrid work, intermediaries, and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).


By: David Bracken | July 5, 2023
Changes to how we live and work have made us more susceptible to burnout. Our excessive use of technology in daily life is causing mental strain. This, combined with stressors created by the pandemic, is leading more people to check out and lash out.
BY: David Bracken | April 18, 2023
Over the past 60 years Americans’ social, political, and economic lives have been dominated by a strong emphasis on individualism. But there are signs this dynamic may be changing. Social activism and labor organizing are on the rise, fueled by digital media and networks. While Americans will always value individual freedom, changing online behaviors portend a shift in priorities that could have a profound impact on business.
BY: David Bracken | April 3, 2023
The pandemic. Inflation. Rising Interest rates. Over the past three years we’ve experienced a series of shocks that have altered how we perceive and value time. How we save, spend, manage, and invest our time are all now top of mind concerns. This is challenging many of our accepted notions about mental health and wellness, productivity, and future planning.

DAOs: What Are They Good For?

BY: David Bracken | May 5, 2022
Over the past year Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) have emerged as a much hyped yet intriguing new way to organize communities online. Owned and run by their users, these digital-native collectives operate transparently via smart contracts on the blockchain. While still in an experimental phase, DAOs early use cases provide a glimpse of their potential.
BY: David Bracken | May 5, 2022

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