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Democracy Global Tech Government Security & Privacy

The Biden Administration Embraces “Democracy Affirming Technologies”

President Biden has called the defense of democracy “the defining challenge of our time.” With authoritarian governments doubling down on AI-enabled techniques for mass surveillance and social control,  putting out the call to citizen coders comes none too soon.   More

Cryptocurrency Government Policy

The Future of Crypto Politics

45 percent of Democrats and 58 percent of Republicans don’t know or have no opinion on cryptocurrency regulation. But that picture may change as crypto companies with important policy issues at stake become bigger players in the political arena.   More

Arts & Culture Policy Security & Privacy

Like Taking Candy from Babies: Grownups in the Metaverse

I see caution flags about how kids will be catered to in this new world everywhere. Now that we’re all big babies in the metaverse, it’s time to make sure we’re minding the real babies with a lot more intention.   More

Energy & Green Tech Policy Sustainable Development Goals

Water & Climate: Wicked Problem Meets Threat Multiplier

Water insecurity due to climate change has the potential to uproot nearly every aspect of modern society: food production, urban and rural settlements, energy production, industrial development, economic growth, and natural ecosystems.   More

Global Tech Media & Marketing Net Giants Tech & Society

Facebook’s Tragic Obsession With Image

Facebook executives and its all-powerful CEO feel so self-righteous that they dismiss all criticism outright, including this week. It’s tragic, but it’s possible to explain.   More

Government Media & Marketing Net Giants

New Taxes Could Help Manage Big Tech

We have to find ways to level the playing field or this small group of vastly-powerful companies will continue to amass disproportionate wealth even as they wreak social havoc. Without major systemic changes society will remain the victim of their ever-growing power.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Government Policy

The Would-Be Banking Regulator Who Wants to Eliminate Banks

This week, Biden surprised a lot of people by nominating Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  Could her proposal for a “people’s ledger” eliminate banking as we’ve historically understood it?   More

Bio & Life Sciences Government Techonomy Events

Growing Bones and On-Demand Joints: Top Picks from TE Bio and Policy

This year's Techonomy Bio and Policy conferences examined critical fields being altered by the progress of tech. We covered everything from growing bones to decoding the brain at TE Bio in March. Then TE Policy explored the not always happy confluence of tech innovation and government. We had briefings on Blockchain and the Internet of Things, and deep dives on cyberwar and the European single digital market. We closed with Senators Booker and Fischer and the inimitable Sean Parker on tech, innovation and American progress.   More

Government

Can Government Get a Better Grip on Tech?

"I'm very worried," says Neelie Kroes, who has served as a vice president of the European Commission since 2010. "The changes in technology nowadays are so fast that we have to change our mindset. This is my biggest frustration in the commission. It takes so much time for governments to know what is at stake. We can't consult ten times about issues like we did in former times." Kroes's concerns are widely shared, especially in the United States. Says Steve Case, who spends as much time as any major tech leader working with leaders of both parties in Washington: "The pace of innovation continues to accelerate and outstrip the ability of governments to react."   More

Government Jobs

Smart Policies Can Restore a Thriving Middle Class

Labor freed up through technological change is supposed to find its way into other industries and increase the overall production of goods and services. We can produce more goods and services with the same amount of labor as before, and that should allow growth that makes us all better off. But does it make us all better off?Technology has advanced to the point where good, middle class jobs are being replaced rather than those on the lowest rung of the job ladder, and this is polarizing labor markets as the middle class is reduced in size.   More