Philip Saunders: This is the age of disruption. What we’re witnessing is a shift from territorial monopolies on the use of force as a way of ordering civilization, toward a world of borderless civic networks. Or, in the words of Tom W. Bell, a move from nation states to stateless nations, which extend the dynamics of […]
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Singularity University held its Exponential Medicine Conference last week in San Diego, a look at how technologists are redesigning and rebuilding today’s broken healthcare system.
Blockchain: The technology behind Bitcoin could eliminate fraud and corruption in governments and industries
Many companies are starting to integrate blockchain technology into ledgers, using it to track diamonds and ensure fair land distribution. The projects are first steps toward making governments and industries more transparent and eliminating fraud and corruption.
There is some startling news from the world’s most notorious whistleblower: Your smartphone can be taken over with an invisible text message.
If you were hoping to have your next package delivery sent to you by drone, you may have even longer to wait than you thought. The FAA estimates it will be three years before it has a framework for drone operators to fly the machines without direct human oversight.
California has signed a new set of laws that are the strongest digital privacy rights in the U.S. Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Electronic Communication Privacy Act, which bars law enforcement agencies or investigative entities from handing over any sort of digital communications or metadata without a warrant. The law is by far the most […]
Futurist Thomas Frey: A few weeks ago I was asked to appear on CCTV, the Chinese-American television channel for an interview about the topic of border walls. With the crisis in Syria deepening, affecting bordering countries and virtually all of the European Union, the show’s moderator asked me a series of tough questions about immigration […]
The LA Times reports “a stunning reversal of decades of copyright claims,” as a federal judge in Los Angeles declares Warner/Chappell Music does not hold a valid copyright claim to the “Happy Birthday To You” song. The royalties they demanded were not theirs to demand.
Percentage of Households with Access to Download Speeds of 25 Megabits per Second or Greater, 2013. The message of a new report that was commissioned by the White House says that Broadband internet access is no longer a luxury but a necessity.
A bill in North Dakota is aimed at making sure that police didn’t put weapons on drones has turned into a bill that accomplished exactly the opposite. North Dakota police can now put Tasers, pepper spray, and all types of non-lethal weapons on their drones.