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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...

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.

COP26: What Businesses Should Expect To Come Out Of The Climate Summit

Perhaps the most important outcome from COP26, if it is even halfway successful, will be a reframing of the economic climate. Businesses need to think of sustainability not as added value but as a core...

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.

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...

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?

Spiritual Opium: China Limits Kids’ Online Gaming Time

Chinese officials unveiled tough new limits on the amount of time its young people can spend playing video games, calling them “opium for the mind.“  Let the experiment begin.

The SoFi Battle That Won’t Go Away

A long-simmering conflict over fintech superstar SoFi got a fresh boost of energy when Rep. Brad Sherman sent a letter to SEC chairman Gary Gensler, calling the recent entry into the stock market “alarming” and...

The US Senate’s Sneaky Crypto Move

If you find it strange that the infrastructure bill snaking its way through Capitol Hill might fundamentally change how cryptocurrency transactions take place in the United States, you’re not alone.

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