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Steve Blank: The unexpected reason why people start their own companies

April 22nd, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

A controversial study suggests that people become entrepreneurs because they realize they’re worth more than their resumes. If you asked me why I gravitated to startups rather than work in a large company I would have answered at various times: “I want to be my own boss,” “I love risk,” “I want flexible work hours,” […]



Dawn of the techlash

February 21st, 2018 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

Once seen as saviours of democracy, tech giants are now viewed as threats to truth. But how did our faith in all things digital turn into an erosion of trust, particularly in the arena of information and politics? Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Facebook was built to accomplish a social mission – to make the world more open […]



Robots won’t take as many human jobs as you may think

January 24th, 2018 at 8:45 am » Comments Off

Automation will upend life as we know it. But that doesn’t mean all of our jobs will be completely eliminated. If anything, technology has not liberated people from the drudgery of work. It has created new constraints.



‘Beer yoga’ is a thing, now, and it’s going international because, well, ‘Beer Yoga’

December 17th, 2017 at 11:34 am » Comments Off

Nothing like putting down an icy cold beer. Except, of course, achieving a higher state of being and eventual transcendence of the Self through the practice of yoga. But what if you could do both, at the same time?



Why we are still convinced robots will take our jobs despite the evidence

November 28th, 2017 at 4:36 pm » Comments Off

Computer-based technologies in the workplace are suggested to be causing a reduction in the total amount of work available.



The next big thing in beer is being a small taproom

October 14th, 2017 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

Medusa Brewing Company co-founder Keith Sullivan checks on the beer in the brewing area. “There are very few big breweries that have this family, community, connected feel. That’s what we’re selling,” he says.



Craig Venter’s ‘digital-to-biological converter’ is based on real science

June 16th, 2017 at 8:27 am » Comments Off

Right now, it prints proteins. In the far future, it could print human babies on Mars. Craig Venter and Elon Musk have even discussed how printed life could help terraform Mars.



Cryptocurrency wars – Untraceable coins storming into top 10

May 21st, 2017 at 6:16 am » Comments Off

Bytecoin, an untraceable privacy-preserving cryptocurrency, has just seen an astronomical triple-digit percent surge in price. The cryptocurrency soared to the all time high market capitalization of $444,000,000, before calming down to around $300,000,000 and establishing itself at the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization at the time of writing (according to CoinMarketCap). A symbolic turning […]



7 laws that will have to change because of blockchain

May 16th, 2017 at 7:45 am » Comments Off

“Code is law,” as described in Lawrence Lessig’s book ‘Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace’, refers to the idea that computer code has progressively established itself as a predominant way to regulate behavior to the same degree as legal code. With the advent of blockchain technology, code is assuming an even stronger role in regulating […]



Technology is now forcing us to confront the ethics of bringing people back from the dead

February 22nd, 2017 at 4:24 pm » Comments Off

Imagine you have a close friend you frequently communicate with via text. One day, they suddenly die. You reel, you cry, you attend their funeral. Then you decide to pick up your phone and send them a message, just like old times. “I miss you,” you type. A little response bubble appears at the bottom of […]



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