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Opinion Space Tech & Society

Take Me to Space.

Star Trek is about everything we can achieve when we work together in service of our most cherished ideals. If Bezos is a true Trekkie, he must feel that in his bones.   More

Bio & Life Sciences Government Opinion The Pandemic

Is Recruiting Teenage Influencers to Promote Vaccines a Good Idea?

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As a teen in high school myself, I can say with confidence that people like me probably shouldn’t be entrusted to inform the masses during a global pandemic.   More

Opinion Sustainable Development Goals

Gen Z: Get Off Tik Tok and into the Streets

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It’s easy to get lost in the world of social media, where posting is easy and dramatic statistics gain millions of likes, but the urgency of the climate crisis must force all of us to find more creative and challenging ways to save our planet.   More

Opinion

Fox News at the Burning Crossroads

Three months into Joe Biden’s presidency, Fox News has yet to prove it can dominate with primetime hate the way it once did.   More

Opinion

Sorry, Tucker. It’s Not Censorship, Just Business.

Tucker Carlson has been targeting what is —in his mind — a tech-billionaire cabal that wants to silence free speech from the political right. But the tech behemoths were doing what they always do: making decisions based on what was best for the bottom line.   More

Leadership Opinion The Pandemic

Staying Put This Year Helped Me Stay Ahead

After two decades and 200 trips around the earth, this CEO learned that being in one place can now take your business any place.   More

Finance Media & Marketing Opinion

Robinhood: More Drug Pusher than Democratizer

In an era where millions are easily seduced by immediate gratification and self-flattery, and suspicious of any kind of earned expertise, Robinhood's "We Are All Investors" ad might be the most dangerously misleading commercial in Super Bowl history.   More

Opinion

Can Business Lead the U.S. Back Towards Facts?

The country is split. Many don't even believe Biden was elected. But business can't function properly without truth. Why are so many business leaders speaking out about the election and the events of the week?   More

Democracy Opinion

Biden’s Opportunity: Look to The Tao to Heal our Divided Country

American democracy remains in mortal danger from extreme divisiveness. Biden may be the last best hope we have to reverse that.   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

Opinion

Why Trump Got 74 Million Votes

The Donald’s evil media genius may not be enough to win the White House again, but it is still enough to have nearly 70 million people vote for him and to no doubt keep Trumpism alive for the foreseeable future.   More

Democracy Media & Marketing Opinion

Murdoch Might Want Trump To Lose; But Zucker For Him to Win

With all the unfair and unbalanced shilling Fox News does for Donald Trump, it may come as a surprise that Rupert Murdoch may actually be rooting for Joe Biden. As for Jeff Zucker, a Biden win could mean tanking ratings for CNN.   More

Government Net Giants Opinion Policy

Historic hearing portends new era for Tech Titans

The government has awakened. No matter which mega-wealthy tech power broker you think did best at yesterday’s U.S. House Antitrust Subcommittee hearing, the central message to take away is that the era of disregard is over.   More

Net Giants Opinion Policy

Tech Companies Must Drop ICE: A High School Activist’s Opinion

Tech companies must be accountable for what their tech is used for. There must be a higher standard of ethics and regulations in the tech industry.   More

Member Insights Opinion Tech & Society

Is Tesla to the Automotive Industry What the iPhone Was to Mobile?

During a recent virtual happy hour with more than 20 of our newest members, an interesting question arose – Is Tesla to the Automotive Industry as the iPhone was to mobile? Here’s what a few of them had to say.   More

Democracy Healthcare Opinion

Let’s Also Flatten the Curve on Another Virus

Even as the world fights Covid-19, another kind of virus is making that harder--willful disinformation, often planted by governments like Russia. Fake news about Covid is rampant.   More

Community Insights Opinion

The World Wide Pause

Coronavirus is putting our world on pause, writes this normally peripatetic conference-goer. Amidst the inconvenience, she finds inspiration for embracing the slowdown from, of all things, the Grateful Dead.   More

Net Giants Opinion Tech & Society

Zuckerberg Doesn’t Want to be Liked. That’s Scary.

Facebook has frightening power to determine what can and cannot be said in society and in politics. Yet its all-powerful unchallengeable leader is getting frustrated with his critics, and retreating further into self-righteous isolation.   More

Community Insights Opinion The Future of Work

Tech Boosts Corporate Profits. What’s It Doing for Workers?

Technology is expanding opportunities for many consumers, but it’s also raising dangerously complicated issues for workers. The author outlines specific things we must do to protect—and empower—people in the workplace.   More

Global Tech Government Opinion

Tech’s Challenge for the 20s: The Baby and the Bathwater

This decade we'll have to take stock of how far tech got off track in the last decade. Will we undermine all the good things tech can do in our efforts to stop its evils? Only a new partnership across society is likely to avoid that.   More