Electric-scooter rental companies are hitting speed bumps in the U.S. over safety and other concerns. But in Tel Aviv, one in 10 residents has rented a Bird e-scooter, and the city appears to be embracing them. WSJ’s Jason Bellini takes a look at the challenges and potential lessons of the e-scooter craze.
WSJ's Jason Bellini explores the trends, technologies, ideas and challenges that are headed our way in this video series. In each episode, we visit the places, and meet the people who can help us to better understand what's upstream.
to be notified when the next episode publishes.
Up Next in Moving Upstream
Tasting the World’s First Test-Tube Steak
The race is on to create lab-grown meat products. Still, little is known about their safety and potential impact. In this episode of Moving Upstream, WSJ’s Jason Bellini visits entrepreneurs, scientists, and ranchers to understand how it’s made, and gets a first taste of steak grown from cultured cells.
High Insulin Prices Drive Diabetics to Take Extreme Measures
The price of insulin has skyrocketed over the last few decades, making it increasingly difficult for diabetics to afford. WSJ’s Jason Bellini takes a look at some of the unconventional steps Americans are taking to access the lifesaving drug.
Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Facial Recognition Technology
Facial recognition is going mainstream. The technology is increasingly used by law-enforcement agencies and in schools, casinos and retail stores, spurring privacy concerns. In this episode of Moving Upstream, WSJ’s Jason Bellini tests out the technology at an elementary school in Seattle and visits a company that claims its algorithm can identify potential terrorists by their facial features alone.