infrastructure

3 Urgent Principles for Future-Proofing Infrastructure

Improving America’s physical and digital infrastructure must be treated as a matter of national security, writes Cisco’s former chairman and CEO.

Esports and Live Culture: A Major New Movement

Livestreaming apps, like esports and HQ Trivia, are thriving thanks to advancements in technology. It is only the beginning.

Biomedical Innovation Gaining Ground in Singapore

Twenty years of investment in biomedical infrastructure and innovation is starting to pay off for Singapore.

Mobile World Congress: Just 5G? Or 5G for Good?

Mobile World Congress covered 2.5 million square feet of exhibition space stretched across eight halls and was host to 110,000 visitors. The juxtaposition of commercial aspirations with calls for tech to be in service of...

Urban Space: Missed Opportunities and Looming Changes

In what has become a recurring theme of Techonomy 2017, the technology is outracing society’s capacity to thoughtfully integrate it. Monday’s sessions on the future of cities was no exception.

Winners and Losers in Next-Generation Internet Infrastructure

Global communications networks are at least as critical today as roads and bridges, but unlike most physical infrastructure, they aren't improved the same way. Software has emerged as the centerpiece for digital infrastructure. It means...

Sharing Bikes Can Lead to A Sustainable World

Alta Bicycle Share manages bike-sharing systems in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Melbourne, and other cities. In five years our bikes have been ridden more than 35 million miles on more than...

Can Smart Cars Curb Road Rage?

Road ragers beware. Get too angry behind the wheel and you'll have to answer to ... your own car? That's right, our vehicles may soon be able to detect our emotional states while driving, automatically...

In Kolkata, Wi-Fi Takes a Back Seat to Physical Infrastructure

I thought I would spend two weeks in Kolkata, India, sitting on my family’s patio backdropped by palm trees, leisurely writing away. But there was a fatal flaw to my plan: My family warned me...

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