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What’s the Purpose of Purpose?

A clear and compelling purpose can unlock your organization’s ability to sense and respond to emerging challenges and opportunities.   More

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Welcome to Precision Medicine (If You’re White)

Genomics helps tailor treatment for growing numbers of patients. But it works best for white people, who often already populate databases. How can it become valuable for everyone?   More

From the Magazine Society

If Society is Governed by Computer Code, How Will Coders Understand Ethics?

As technology extends further through tools like artificial intelligence, we need to ensure that the people writing the software — the computer scientists — are educated in ethics.   More

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Jeffrey Sachs is Upset

We don't take the U. N. Sustainable Development Goals seriously enough. Tech is indispensable for achieving them. Economist Jeffrey Sachs is unimpressed with business' commitment so far, especially the tech giants, he told Techonomy in this exclusive interview. From the latest Techonomy Magazine.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech International Affairs

By the Numbers: U.S. Tech Courts Europe’s Regulators

The rapid growth and aggressiveness of U.S. tech companies' lobbying in Europe is getting attention, but is it working? (From the latest Techonomy Magazine.)   More

From the Magazine Global Tech International Affairs

As the EU Targets Tech, Will the U.S. Follow?

Regulation, that dirty word, is creeping closer and closer to the tech industry and especially its giants. Europe, privacy-conscious and regulation-happy, is leading the way. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine.)   More

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A Tech Tsunami is (finally) Transforming Real Estate

The sheer scale of the American real estate industry helps explain why so many tech innovators want to overhaul the business. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine)   More

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Too Bad You’re Not a Tech Company

Every company is driven by technology, so why are only certain "tech companies" afforded special privilege? What happens when companies are defined by what they do, not by how they do it? From the latest Techonomy Magazine.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech

China Releases a Tech Dragon: the BAT

Isolated from American competition, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent dominate China and have grown remarkably for a decade. Now they are legitimate rivals to the American tech giants. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine)   More

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T+E NYC Preview: Environmentalism’s Fourth Wave

Technological breakthroughs will transform the way we solve environmental problems. In this piece, a preview of a session to be held at Techonomy NYC, a senior leader of the Environmental Defense Fund shows how technology can give NGOs capabilities once reserved for governments.   More

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“I was one of the lucky ones…”

In a satire on our tech-driven society, Simone Ross delves into the "what if" of a looming, apocalyptic future where life exists only in the Apple headquarters, and other tech enclaves. From the latest Techonomy Magazine   More

From the Magazine Science

As Mass Extinction Looms, Conservation Genomics Fights Back

De-extinction programs may capture the imagination, but less glamorous efforts to protect threatened species are already showing results. From the latest Techonomy Magazine.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech Startup Culture

Station F Lights the Way for European Startups

Station F is, perhaps, France's biggest tech achievement and hopes to raise the bar on startup campuses across the continent. It's an emerging trend across Europe, as nascent tech hubs try to boost their startup economies. From the latest Techonomy Magazine.   More

From the Magazine Learning Society

Will We Own AIs, or Will They Own Us?

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) promises a technology revolution, but like most major innovations these days it is misunderstood. Some of its real risks to society and to the privacy and autonomy of our daily lives are practically undiscussed. (Originally from Techonomy Magazine)   More

From the Magazine Global Tech The Internet

Life on WeChat

WeChat is China's version of Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, and even Amazon all rolled up into one. What makes connected networking different in Asia? What can we learn about China and about the internet from the devoted users of WeChat?   More

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Techonomy’s Top Stories of 2017

As the end of 2017 approaches, we look back at the themes that had the greatest impact—and promise to resonate next year and beyond. Through our print and online content, we explored the impact of emerging technologies on virtually every dimension of business and society.   More

From the Magazine Innovation Startup Culture

Europe Lights the Tech Fuse

Europe is taking tech seriously, from the EU on down. Startups are skyrocketing, with entrepreneurs emerging from disparate sectors. Established companies across the continent are paying attention, and France under Macron is notably a champion of investment and innovation.   More

From the Magazine Security & Privacy

Me Tarzan, You Alexa

Voice interfaces seem to be everywhere, and are evolving rapidly. But Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant, and Siri point towards the future of AI, and an automated society.   More

From the Magazine Techonomy Events

Could Blockchain-based Systems Replace Facebook?

Few topics are hotter than blockchain right now. In this excerpt from our conversation with Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures at Techonomy NYC in May, he explains why he thinks such tools could even be the way an insurgent might challenge the overwhelming dominance of Facebook.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech Government

Amazon, Facebook, and Google: Too big to tolerate. Too big to stop.

As society begins to realize it has allowed globe-spanning commercial net giants too much power, it also becomes clear that figuring a policy response will be hard. Techonomy's co-founder, author of The Facebook Effect, weighs in on the disturbing and growing controversy over what comes next.   More