fbpx

From the Magazine Innovation

This Innovation Turns Air into Water—and May Help Solve a Crisis

In many of the world’s parched coastal regions, animals and plants have learned how to capture water naturally found in air. This product aims to replicate that process.   More

From the Magazine Sustainable Development Goals

Why We’re Obsessed with the Sustainable Development Goals

Technology -- and collaboration -- can help us achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.   More

From the Magazine Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Facebook, China, and Ethical Tech: Key Techonomy Topics of 2018

Three major topics rose up repeatedly in Techonomy events and editorial in 2018: the fall of Facebook, the rise of China, and concerns about the negative impact of connected devices on our brains, the economy, and society. A look back.   More

From the Magazine Healthcare

You Bet Your Life

With consumer skepticism soaring, the tech giants move into healthcare. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine)   More

From the Magazine Security & Privacy

The Cookie That Ate The World

Early web engineers thought a browser "cookie" would be a simple and friendly way for sites to know you had returned. They miscalculated.   More

Business From the Magazine

Can Companies be ‘Good’?

Businesses are stepping into society's most contentious debates, raising the question: "What makes a good company good?" This has been one of the consistent themes throughout Techonomy 2018.   More

From the Magazine Society

One Human Rights Campaign’s Social Media Struggles

My Stealthy Freedom is an Iranian women’s rights campaign against compulsory hijab laws. It is a thorn in the side of the Islamic Republic and has been the victim of sustained cyberattacks, hoaxes, misinformation and abuse for the past four years. The campaign relies on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to reach its target audience and has faced different challenges with each social media outlet.   More

From the Magazine Partner Insights

Tech is Bridging the Gender Equality Gap

In recent years, companies have been increasingly focused on addressing the gender equity gap. It’s good business: executive-level, gender diverse companies are, on average, more profitable. But the fact remains that as employees move from early management to senior leadership, the share of women decreases.   More

From the Magazine Government

Can the Government Keep Up with the Pace of Tech?

Emerging technologies are set to upend everything; U.S. lawmakers aren’t ready, and those in Silicon Valley aren’t helping.   More

From the Magazine Techonomy Events

Is Yeast the Future of Manufacturing?

A sweetener, based on natural sucrose, but that has no calories whatsoever? It's coming, along with portfolio of consumer products produced in the lab through synthetic genomics.   More

From the Magazine Techonomy Events

Andela Brings African Tech Talent to the Rest of the World

Andela offers a window into a promising possible future for work: A distributed workforce that is more diverse and creates economic opportunity where there was little before.   More

From the Magazine Learning Society

Will Technology be the Death of Education?

Schools have lost control of technology. Parents, teachers and students are all equally confused about how to balance tech in the classroom and beyond. The author, a clinical psychologist and school consultant, raises a sobering warning.   More

From the Magazine Society

Facing Facebook’s Failure

Facebook is a broadcast platform for anyone, including those who would break the rules, fake the news, lie, and mislead the community. Societies around the world are reeling from the consequences. Politics and democracy are under duress. And thus far, Facebook does not have an effective way to fight back.   More

Community Insights From the Magazine Society

Five Ways for Facebook to Help its Next Billion Users

The emerging Asian, African, and Latin American markets, the "Digital South," will be the source of Facebook’s growth. But Facebook needs a proactive, context-aware strategy for tackling the mushrooming fake news problem in the region. The author has five suggestions.   More

Community Insights From the Magazine Techonomy Events

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

From the Magazine

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

Business From the Magazine Government

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