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...

The Veiled Face of Data Colonialism Exposed
Dec 16, 2019

The Veiled Face of Data Colonialism Exposed

When Data Science and Neuroscience Collide
Dec 15, 2019

When Data Science and Neuroscience Collide

Why Disney Is Betting Big on Streaming
Nov 23, 2019

Why Disney Is Betting Big on Streaming

India Is at an Energy Crossroads

India Is at an Energy Crossroads

Nov 23, 2019

Indian media outlets have been obsessed with air pollution in the capital Delhi over the past few weeks. According to Greenpeace, 22 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India. The air pollution — not just in Delhi, but several northern Indian cities — has become a matter of...

The Evolutionary Nature of Crisis Communication

The Evolutionary Nature of Crisis Communication

Nov 21, 2019

In an era when 280 characters can spur the demise or salvation of entire companies, so-called crisis communications has become an increasingly important and technically complex profession. Today’s successful specialists in this craft must be knowledgeable about a variety of topics including...

Can Humanity Withstand the Assault of Deepfakes?

Can Humanity Withstand the Assault of Deepfakes?

Nov 05, 2019

In early 2019, Foreign Affairs took a detailed look at the social and potentially political implication of the emergence of a phenomenon called “Deepfakes,” the result of recent advances in digital technology. The article describes the kind of manipulation of images and sound that now...

Facebook’s Flawed Business Model for Free Expression

Facebook’s Flawed Business Model for Free Expression

Oct 23, 2019

Though under increasing pressure from critics in Washington and direct threats from some presidential candidates intent on breaking up his monopoly, Mark Zuckerberg has the support of at least two prominent politicians. According to Bloomberg, the CEO and chairman of Facebook is “quietly”...

Elon Musk’s Symbiotic Marketing Intelligence

Elon Musk’s Symbiotic Marketing Intelligence

Oct 08, 2019

Business Insider is as fascinated by the adventures of Elon Musk as The Daily Devil’s Dictionary is by his hyperreal illusion machine that clearly beats anything the illusionist David Copperfield has been able to devise. An article informs us of the latest carefully engineered and publicized...

What’s Next for the Digital Living Room?

What’s Next for the Digital Living Room?

Oct 05, 2019

Fifteen years ago, Microsoft, Sony, Dell and HP were some of the leading companies jostling for supremacy in the digital living room — where computers, TVs and content came together to deliver home entertainment. Microsoft’s new Xbox 360 console not only played video games, but also DVDs...

What Can the Fourth Industrial Revolution Do for Sustainable Development?

What Can the Fourth Industrial Revolution Do for Sustainable Development?

Oct 01, 2019

With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the potential to integrate technology into the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is reaching new heights. According to Klaus Schwab, Founder of the World Economic Forum, 4IR is “blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and...

How Revolutionary Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

How Revolutionary Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Sep 12, 2019

Around 20 years into the new millennium, everything about our lives and surroundings is changing at an incredible pace. The ways we work, play, study, communicate, spend and earn are rapidly evolving to bear little resemblance to how we’ve lived through most of modern times, let alone history....

Is Technology Neutral?

Is Technology Neutral?

Sep 06, 2019

At the climax of a “60 Minutes” segment on ethical technology design, host Anderson Cooper demanded suspiciously of Tristan Harris, “Is technology neutral?” While Cooper made the word “neutral” seem like a loaded challenge, the truth is that “neutral” is as neutral a word as can...

Intelligence Is Not Wisdom

Intelligence Is Not Wisdom

Sep 05, 2019

At the end of August, two prestigious names in the technology and business world graced the stage of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai. The Chinese television station that broadcast the debate between Jack Ma, (CEO of Alibaba) and hyperreal hero Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla,...

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