Government + Policy

Yes, the World Needs Saving

It’s a challenging time to be an optimist. There are blights on our time. If we cannot turn ostensible optimism into action to address the world’s wrongs, we are failing our fellow humans, and ourselves.

The Next Cold War Has a Chip On Its Shoulder

I’m no longer hiding under my desk awaiting missiles, but don’t be surprised if you see me stockpiling chips in my desk drawer.  Many companies have already reported doing the same, many of them Chinese...

The Clinton Global Initiative Makes a Comeback: 5 Key Takeaways

For a summit that many thought would never see the light of day again, this event proved it still has a lot to offer.

Device Made for the Moon May Aid in Carbon Sequestration on Earth

A pocket-sized device intended for use on the Moon could soon play a key role in Japan’s ambitious plans to sequester carbon dioxide.

Biden Proclaims AI Bill of Rights (Kinda/Sorta)

As AI assumes more and more previously human tasks, ethicists, futurists, and legal minds are getting apoplectic, scurrying to get out ahead of the issues.

If Innovation Slows, The World Goes

Innovation Must Save the World. That is a key theme we think about constantly as we cap off Techonomy’s year of semi-post-pandemic re-immersion. Climate, innovation, development and equality all must be thought of in parallel.

Can Decommissioned Mines Become Green Power Generators?

A new report supports the idea that underground mines can be transformed into energy storage facilities, adding the possibility of on-demand, carbon-free power to energy grids.

Biden’s Bet: The Future of Manufacturing Is Microscopic

With $2 billion from the Biden administration, biomanufacturing in the U.S. is poised for significant growth. The economy may be, too.

New and Old Technologies and Future Warfare

Russia's attack on Ukraine is seen as a test case for the wars of the future. Some critical insights are already emerging.

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