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Innovation Tech & Society The Pandemic

Cleanliness is Next to Techieness at CES 2021

Walking through the all-digital CES proved there’s an awful lot of new tech that aims to keep us safer and more hygienic as we emerge from the pandemic. Here are just a few of the products showcasing tech-infused cleanliness.   More

Media & Marketing Tech & Society

In 2021 Digital Communities Will Deepen–and Even Blend

Discord, Substack, Patreon, and the metaverse are just the tip of the community iceberg.   More

Government Tech & Society The Pandemic

Techonomy’s Topic of the Year: The Digital Divide. We’ve Got to Fix It.

The pandemic threw the digital divide into stark relief. In these sessions, you'll hear from leading experts on the many consequences of unequal access to broadband and strategies we can employ to fix this scandal.   More

Global Tech Tech & Society The Pandemic

The Year the World Finally Became Techonomic

Zooming from home, tech stock insanity, ceaseless digital transformation and even a new cyberwar–in 2020 tech finally landed decisively at the center of modern life. The world is forever altered.   More

Innovation Tech & Society Techonomy Events

Big Thinkers Assess 2020 and Look Ahead

What a long strange year it’s been. What did we learn in 2020? What warning signs are flashing? And what can we expect in 2021 for the U.S., business, tech, and all of us as citizens and people?   More

Learning Tech & Society The Pandemic

What did you learn in the pandemic?

2020 made us question a lot of assumptions. Here are a few tenets 2020 shattered and rearranged.   More

Tech & Society Techonomy Events The Pandemic

David Agus at Health+Wealth: All Three Vaccines Keep Everyone Out of Hospital

Dr. David Agus, a USC medical school and engineering school leader, has been immersed in fighting the pandemic since January. At the Health+Wealth of America conference on Tuesday December 1, he showed enormous enthusiasm about all three of the new vaccines that are approaching approval. He told the audience that aside from their impressive efficacy […]   More

Design Food Tech & Society The Pandemic

The Thriving Do-Not-Touch Economy

“Do Not Touch” is this year’s revenue battle cry. Proximity sensing, voice, NFC, 5G, sensors, and the cloud are just some of the enabling technologies that make it all possible.   More

Democracy Healthcare Sustainable Development Goals Tech & Society

How Can the US Accelerate Progress?

America’s current travails are obvious. It’s been an awful year. How can we accelerate progress from here? What will need to be the role of business, government, tech, and of civil society, if we are to move forward as a country?   More

Mobile Tech & Society

The Cell Phone’s Father Speaks Out

Martin Cooper is universally celebrated as the father of the modern cell phone. His new memoir is a manifesto that addresses the innate need for people to communicate–past, present and future.   More

Innovation Media & Marketing Tech & Society

Will Zoom Be Your New Happy Place? For Everything?

With 300 million daily participant meetings, Zoom now aims to move from being just a video conference solution to become a digital ecosystem, "delivering happiness."   More

Business Healthcare Tech & Society Techonomy Events

“Healing America in a Time of Divides”

Zainab Salbi, an Iraqi immigrant who has spent many years working both on issues of immigration and gender equality, will appear at the session whose name I’ve quoted in my headline. She’s writing a book about how to overcome America’s divides—not only of right and left, Republican and Democrat, but men and women, rich and poor, privileged and disenfranchised.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Tech & Society

The Social Dilemma’s Blind Spot

A scene from Netflix's documentary The Social Dilemma

A documentary on the ills of social media does well at explaining certain problems, but its own obliviousness highlights the critical underlying issue.   More

Resilience Tech & Society The Pandemic

TECH+Education Event – The Back to School Dilemma

America’s families face wrenching uncertainty and a lose-lose situation. We want our kids back in school, but what about the real risks to them and us if they are? However, staying at home means emotional challenges piled on top of educational ones. And for the food insecure and the 30% of kids without enough at-home connectivity, the problems become a nightmare. Will kids be able to learn this fall?   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

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

Democracy Government Tech & Society

Tech+Democracy: Could Interference Upset the Upcoming Election?

“I am confident that we will have record turn out and our results will be accurate. What I am concerned about is well-funded, well-organized strategic efforts to deny that reality to the public to serve political agendas and partisan goals.” – Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson Never in memory have the mechanics of a […]   More

Cryptocurrency Tech & Society

Tech+Blockchain Economy: The Internet of Value & Money – A Status Report

A Bitcoin is worth $12,000, blockchain-native assets are growing, Etherium creates its own opportunities, and even Facebook wants in. Two articulate experts explain what’s going on.   More

Artificial Intelligence Partner Insights Tech & Society

Why Keeping AI Ethical is So Hard

A trio of leaders and technologists speak to the possibilities and perils of AI and what we need to do to ensure it's ethical.   More

Media & Marketing Tech & Society

As Fake Videos Threaten, New Tools Help Fight Back

As video becomes the hieroglyphics of our time, we’ll rely on it to communicate more than ever. And increasingly we’re coming to doubt the veracity of all things video.   More