The Future Is Now

Mar 22, 2020

The battle over the installation of the next generation of telecommunications equipment around the world can sometimes seem almost as intense as the Cold War that followed World War II and for a good reason — the stakes are high because 5G technology is likely to change life and business...

What’s Next for Cryptocurrency?
Mar 18, 2020

What’s Next for Cryptocurrency?

What Stock Market Awaits Gen Z in the 2020s?
Mar 12, 2020

What Stock Market Awaits Gen Z in the 2020s?

Better Insurance Can Build Economic Resiliency in Latin America
Mar 10, 2020

Better Insurance Can Build Economic Resiliency in Latin America

TikTok Is Taking the World by Storm

TikTok Is Taking the World by Storm

Mar 02, 2020

TikTok’s latest viral challenge has the world’s teens gluing up their top lips with eyelash adhesive to achieve a poutier look, while parents and health experts look on in dismay. Risking scarring and skin problems, depending on what adhesive is used, it is all worth it for young users eager...

A Cure for the Global Isolation Epidemic Is Close at Hand

A Cure for the Global Isolation Epidemic Is Close at Hand

Feb 07, 2020

Isolation, loneliness, anxiety and alienation are trending worldwide. They feed on themselves to breed the anti-social reactions of mistrust, hostility and depression, and thus create yet more isolation. That feedback loop makes isolation structurally self-reinforcing, which is the key scary...

The Gig Economy Takeover: Will It Last?

The Gig Economy Takeover: Will It Last?

Feb 06, 2020

The gig economy has exploded over the last decade, and now it seems like you can’t throw a rock without hitting someone who makes a living through it. Companies like Uber and Lyft rely on gig workers as an integral part of their business model, and increasingly more businesses are starting to...

Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Timid Stab at Theology

Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Timid Stab at Theology

Feb 05, 2020

Everyone wants to know what Mark Zuckerberg believes, just as everyone wants to hear the songs Elon Musk records and releases to the public. When you’re that rich, that famous and that powerful, the world is curious to know everything there is to know about your beliefs, hobbies and desires....

Cyberspace Needs Global Norms — Here’s Where to Start

Cyberspace Needs Global Norms — Here’s Where to Start

Feb 04, 2020

Cyberspace is a realm in dire need of global norms. Despite the growing number and staggering impact of cyberattacks — across both private and public sectors — cyberspace remains largely ungoverned. Most cyberattacks, like the technology they ride on, cut across borders, rendering national...

Astronomers Unlikely to Win Their War With Elon Musk

Astronomers Unlikely to Win Their War With Elon Musk

Jan 27, 2020

A raging controversy has broken out about Elon Musk’s latest SpaceX project to blanket the Earth’s lower atmosphere with 42,000 satellites. It has already begun to be implemented. Musk generously wishes to enable internet access across even the remotest corners of the globe. Astronomers have...

The Paywall Paradox: How Good Business Does Bad

The Paywall Paradox: How Good Business Does Bad

Jan 24, 2020

Newspapers were already good business, way back when they carried actual news, on paper. Gather some news, write it down, stamp cheap ink on cheap wood-pulp and presto! — scalable revenue, with no obvious upper bound. In fact, the more people read printed news, the more...

Donald Trump and Elon Musk Invent the Wheel

Donald Trump and Elon Musk Invent the Wheel

Jan 24, 2020

No one can claim that US president Donald Trump lacks empathy for at least some of the downtrodden. Interviewed by CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump responded to a question about Elon Musk. Given all that Musk has been through in recent times, Trump acknowledges that the poor fellow...

Can Telling Stories Through Data Help Fight Misinformation in India?

Can Telling Stories Through Data Help Fight Misinformation in India?

Jan 23, 2020

Over the past five years, India has seen several changes around the creation and dissemination of data. The Indian government has come under fire for withholding data on crucial issues like unemployment, as well as changing statistical methodologies to ascertain key metrics, calling into question...

China’s Race for Scientific and Technological Supremacy

China’s Race for Scientific and Technological Supremacy

Jan 13, 2020

Science and technology will become the lifeblood of the Chinese economy in this decade and will remain its lifeblood in the future. That is, in part, because China has become sufficiently advanced to be able to effectively compete with the US and other technological leaders in the West. It is also...

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