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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

Healthcare The Pandemic

Altered or Delayed Vaccine Dosing Could Create a Worse Pandemic

Political leaders have suggested giving half-doses or one dose instead of two to make COVID-19 vaccines stretch further. Here’s why scientists are freaking out.   More

Finance The Pandemic

How COVID Did, and Didn’t, Change Fintech

The pandemic forced finance to pivot to contact-free customer acquisition and transactions. Breakneck growth followed for standalones like PayPal and many startups. COVID accelerated the entire sector.   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

Healthcare The Pandemic

Vaccination Nation: Digital Health Passports Will Be the Rage in 2021

COVID is forcing us to reimagine a digital immunization records. How we approach it may change how we control the virus, reinvigorate the economy, and open the world after lockdown.   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

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

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

Food The Pandemic

“Ghost Kitchens” Rise to Meet To-Go Demand

There's a new kind of restaurant where food gets cooked but not served. Such establishments may be the savior of the hard-hit industry. And they're giving all of us a wide range of at-home choices.   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

Bio & Life Sciences Healthcare The Pandemic

mRNA Vaccines for COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Pfizer and Moderna's astonishingly promising vaccines were made possible by a new scientifiic approach. Here’s a primer on how mRNA vaccines work and why we need them now.    More

Techonomy Events The Pandemic

He Spoke With the Wuhan Whistleblower in January

A doctor working fulltime at a national level on the pandemic. An architect aiming to decarbonize the atmosphere. A young woman who shook up Israeli politics. They all have something in common.   More

Innovation Media & Marketing The Pandemic

Swipe Left to Connect: Dating Apps Set the Stage for Business

We’ve mastered attending virtual conferences, but the human connection is hard to find. We’re housebound, with screens our only portal for meeting new people. So a few new companies are taking their cues from the singles scene to come up with solutions.   More

Bio & Life Sciences The Pandemic

COVID-19 Testing: Good, Bad, and Downright Frustrating

Even dramatically increased testing capacity has been no match for poor strategy and misdirected deployment of tests in the U.S.   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

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

Analytics & Data Bio & Life Sciences The Pandemic

Could a Schizophrenia Treatment Conquer COVID-19?

Scientists are analyzing previously approved drugs to see if they have any effect against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They might be onto something.   More

Democracy International Affairs The Pandemic

A Health+Wealth Conversation: Should We Be Scared?

We recently gathered with Harris Poll CEO John Gerzema and author Zachary Karabell for a Halloween discussion on the fears of Americans. Potential threats are many—from the party you don’t support or even political violence, from global warming and extreme weather, from a possible depression, and of course from the pandemic.   More

Education Resilience The Pandemic

For Homebound Kids, the Play’s the Thing

Among the laundry list of behaviors that have been upended by the pandemic is what constitutes playtime for kids. Playdates, playgrounds, and outdoor sports all but evaporated as the world locked down. Screens became the intermediary between kids and the physical world. The silver lining is that parents got to watch and even participate in […]   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