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Community Insights Net Giants Policy

How To Fix Facebook: Treat Algorithms As Authors

Section 230 was never created with social networks in mind. We urgently need to hold the tech giants to account and there may be a creative way to amend the law to do it.   More

Community Insights Global Tech International Affairs Space

Tech Diplomacy: An Urgent Imperative as China Strengthens

Augmenting diplomatic engagement in technology-related fields will be key, especially in the context of a rising China.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Policy

It’s Not Too Late for Digital Media Governance & Regulation

Public policy all too often lags behind technological advance. Just as with child labor laws and driving license requirements, lawmakers need to develop a framework for regulation of social media. Doing nothing is no longer an option.   More

Analytics & Data Business Community Insights

How Should Businesses Use Data in a “Post-Truth” World?

Why would a CEO reject information that she needs to make critical business decisions? And how do those of us who value data get past such rejection?   More

Community Insights Media & Marketing The Pandemic

No Enchantment Across a Crowded Zoom

What is lost over Zoom is the energy among people. The seeing and the hearing. The glances and microexpressions. We need to regain the fidelity of these essential signals so we can restore the serendipity of group interactions.   More

Community Insights Media & Marketing

Post-Pandemic, Brands Must Find Empathy

How consumers see brands is getting reset, so brands need to reimagine what they stand for. There’s a unique opportunity, right now, for them to become part of the stories and memories we all forming during this awful pandemic year.   More

Community Insights Resilience The Pandemic

2020 wasn’t all bad. Technology laid the groundwork for a better future.

It’s easy to dismiss this year as a total catastrophe, but 2020 has proven that, when used correctly, the right technology can provide the hope we need for improving the way we work, learn, and live.   More

Community Insights Opinion The Pandemic

Our Excruciating and Ongoing Dilemma With Covid-19

Governments worldwide face an impossible challenge. The public wants them, expects them, to save them from Covid-19, but there is no way to do that.   More

Community Insights Media & Marketing The Pandemic

Your Pandemic-Era Business Model: Digital Dimes

If the historic Big Shift in media offers useful signposts, businesses can expect more competition, faster change, and continuous downward pressure on price. So, here are three recommendations from a recovering media executive.   More

Analytics & Data Community Insights Security & Privacy

Research Calls Into Question Our Ability to Consent to Data Collection

New research has shown that the general public’s lack of understanding about data and technology runs deeper than what our current privacy laws take into account.   More

Community Insights Innovation The Pandemic

A Silver Lining of COVID-19: Innovation Super Evolution

We’re currently seeing Super Evolution’s real-time emergence, catalyzed by COVID. It’s what happens when fetters -- of money, time, bureaucracy, and even mental models -- are removed by necessity and replaced by design, experimentation, and data feeding each other in an impressively-accelerated innovation cycle.   More

Community Insights Tech & Society The Pandemic

Understanding American Health + Wealth

Techonomy is about to embark on a new ongoing initiative: The Health + Wealth of America. This Friday at 1pm Eastern, selected experts and our community will help us decide what should be key issues over coming months.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Community Insights Global Tech

We Need a New International Organization: The Science Readiness Reserves

COVID-19 is a wake-up call for institutional renewal and reform. The only way to face the uncertainties of the future is to build more, stronger public-private partnerships, and on a global basis.   More

Community Insights Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

Why Don’t Nonprofits Have the Tech They Need?

When businesses imagine how they might do twice as much, or ten times as much, with the same money or people, they think about using technology. Why is it that the nonprofit sector behaves differently?   More

Community Insights Innovation Tech & Society

A Top Industry Executive On Why PCs Matter Now

While the pandemic has slowed parts of our lives down, it is also propelling us even faster to a more digital future in some interesting ways.   More

Community Insights Energy & Green Tech Sustainable Development Goals

The Hour Is Dark, But the Future Could Be Green

Let’s combine lessons from the pandemic with the momentum of the righteous protest against racial injustice to work towards a sustainable future. Industry, civil society, and people from all walks of life must ensure substantial change. CEO and stakeholder activism are essential.   More

Community Insights Net Giants

The Innovative Structure That Could Save Facebook

A misguided ideology has warped companies, economies, and societies: that the sole purpose of corporations is to maximize short-term returns to one set of stakeholders: those who have bought shares. A new model is readily available: for-benefit status.   More

Community Insights Healthcare Resilience

How Second-Order Effects Will Shape the Post COVID-19 World

As we await a vaccine that may confer widespread immunity, how successfully we collectively address the Second Order Effects of the pandemic will shape our destiny.   More

Community Insights Inclusion Video

On Racial Inequality, Discrimination, and Exclusion in Tech

We mourn the murder of George Floyd. Racial inequality, discrimination, and exclusion are major problems as well in tech and business. To help amplify voices of those working for change, here are eloquent highlights from our events.   More

Community Insights Tech & Society

The Stunningly Successful Propaganda of “Chinawood”

It feels like we are living inside a movie with an unclear ending. Who will win and how will we know?  Who are the good guys and the bad guys? What should we do? The gigantic issues of tension and conflict are many: Covid-19, communism vs. capitalism, censorship vs. freedom, disinformation vs. truth.  This movie, […]   More