Society + Culture

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.

Oura Runs Rings Around Other Fitness Trackers

An inconspicuous design conceals one of the most potent fitness trackers in the world.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Algorithm

AI-generated art from emerging products like Dall-e and Midjourney begs the question of what is creativity, what is art, who makes it, and who owns it.

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.

He Got A Rare Disease Diagnosis So He Rethought The Whole System

While working to understand not only his own rare disease but also how the broader healthcare industry develops treatments for rare diseases as a whole, Onno Faber uncovered the building blocks of his new company.

Solar Sovereignty: The Promise of Native-Led Renewables

“We’re training a workforce of solar warriors,” says the cofounder of Indigenized Energy Initiative.

Major Investment in Air-Conditioning Needed to Address Future Heat Waves

More than 80% of urban residents will need air-conditioning by the 2050s, but many of the world’s poorer countries may struggle to meet that demand.

The Business of Business is Climate

The climate is telling us something’s wrong. Business is starting to hear the message. U.S. Steel, Ericsson, and other companies are changing, and finding new ways to work with environmentalists.

Who’s Curating the Show?

The art market highlights the problems with a decentralized world. It may ultimately mean that there is no one entity that dominates the scene, but principles of trust and community will result in awesome art...

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