Davos Wants You To Know the Future Will Be As Stupid As Possible

Jordan Sargent · 01/26/16 03:50PM

If you couldn’t make it out to the Swiss resort town of Davos to attend the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of rich people and the politicians that serve them—or if you were there but decided instead to hit the slopes—there is still some good news: The WEF made a series of image macros that allow you to experience Davos’ unique brand of terrifying futuristic delusion from a hemisphere away.


Alex Pareene · 01/23/15 02:20PM

The Creepy New Facebook for the Staggeringly Rich and Powerful

Ryan Tate · 01/23/12 04:45PM

You can only join the exclusive new social network TopCom if you're among the 200 richest people in the world. Then again, if you're on hand in Davos Switzerland when TopCom is unveiled by scary software compant Tibco, there's a pretty good chance you're in that group.

Let Me Tell You All About Davos!

Hamilton Nolan · 01/25/11 04:53PM

The Way We Live Now: scrimping and saving. To get into Davos! Davos ain't cheap, you know. They don't let just anyone into Davos. Only the big shots make it to Davos. Do I know you from Davos? Oh, sorry.

Even the Toilet Paper in Davos Is Huge

Jeff Neumann · 01/25/11 08:34AM

[Billionaires are gathered in Davos, Switzerland to pat each other on the back for being rich and give long winded speeches about saving poor people. Image via AP]

Sinister Bankers With Sinister Names Plot at Davos

Ravi Somaiya · 01/29/10 07:50AM

Oswald Gruebel (villainous name), Josef Ackermann (also scary) and... Brian Moynihan (Queens cop), the heads of UBS, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America had a shadowy meeting at the world economic forum. They discussed how to "reassert their influence with regulators and governments." Also known as taking over the world. [Bloomberg]

Lloyd Blanfein [sic] Is Sorry

cityfile · 01/27/10 01:06PM

If you're going to set up a website pretending to be the official site of the World Economic Forum in Davos, and you're going to issue an apology in the name of the CEO of Goldman Sachs for creating "massive unemployment and misery," you probably want to make sure you spell the guy's name correctly. Also: Get a native English speaker to draft the press release. The small details make all the difference! [via BusinessInsider]

Davos Just Isn't What It Used to Be

cityfile · 01/26/10 11:58AM

This is usually the time of year when politicians, big-shot bankers, and top diplomats converge on Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum. But like last year, the event is expected to be far more downbeat than in years past when Angelina Jolie turned up to discuss global poverty and Naomi Campbell strutted around the Alpine village in very fashionable après-ski attire. This year the best attendees can look forward to is catching a glimpse of Chinese pianist Lang Lang or self-important director James Cameron. Depressing!

Davos Security Head Dead

Hamilton Nolan · 01/26/10 11:50AM

Markus Reinhardt, the police commander in charge of security at the earth-controlling Davos World Economic Forum (which starts tomorrow), was found dead in his hotel room this morning. Police say he apparently committed suicide. Um. [News24]