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Techonomy’s Summer Reading List

Technology Summer Reading List

Settle down with one of these good new books by Eggers or Isaacson, among others. You'll gain major insight about tech and might even have fun (depending on the book).   More

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Good News on Vaccines. Bad News About Future Disruptions.

Pfizer and Moderna ramp up vaccine shipments in the US as the WHO delivers 600,000 doses to Ghana. Crumbling infrastructure will lead to devastating consequences as climate crisis escalates. Biden hopes to fix the tech supply chain. And we’re still clueless about the “Solar Winds” hack.   More

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McKibben Prods Bill Gates to Go Further

What we’re reading this week: Environmentalist Bill McKibben unpacks apparent contradictions in Gates’ new climate book, critiquing his lack of political engagement. NASA aims to answer a question David Bowie asked in 1973. And apps for mental health and weight loss are thriving.   More

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Vaccines, Bitcoins, and Catalytic Converters

What we're reading this week: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s family strife over his anti-vax activities, India builds its own substitute Twitter that will bend to the government’s will, and why disconnected communities suffer more from COVID-19.   More

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GameStop, App Surveillance, and Lab-Grown Wood: What to Read This Week

The Week’s FAQ Wait, GameStop what now? Here are 4 Things to Know About the GameStop Insanity. (NYT) And this will explain how the Reddit R/WALLSTREET board gamed the stock market. (The Verge) Then Robinhood cracked down and now there’s a class-action lawsuit in the mix. ( CNET / CNN). An excellent summary of the situation. […]   More

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Welcome, President Biden. There’s Work to Do.

What we're reading this week: Along with fighting Covid, Biden will need to restrain Big Tech, manage China, and expand internet access. Facebook’s Oversight Board will review the decision to suspend Trump. And QAnon followers fall into crisis.   More

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Dorsey’s Tweetstorm on the Failure to Police Online Discourse…and Other Stories

In a ‘tweetstorm’ Jack Dorsey said the Trump ban reflected ‘a failure’ to police online discourse. And that “over the long term it will be destructive to the noble purpose and ideals of the open internet.” Meanwhile, WIRED says There’s No Excuse to Ignore Warnings of Domestic Terrorism.   More

Artificial Intelligence Inclusion Worth Reading

How Katica Roy Is Using AI to Bring Equality Into the Workplace

To close the gender pay gap, we can’t start by talking about pay. And that’s where Roy’s SaaS platform Pipeline steps in.   More

Business Cities Worth Reading

Billionaires are Transforming American Downtowns

The billionaires believe private enterprise can help revive cities like Detroit, San Antonio and Milwaukee. And so far, their investments are working.   More

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Here’s One Simple Solution to Wealth Inequality

A New York University business school professor explains why treating employees well may help reduce inequality—and improve the bottom line.   More