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Global Tech Government International Affairs

The New EU Presidency: Une Certaine Idée de l’Europe

A highly-eventful French EU Presidency has begun, with major implications for Euro-centrism, digital regulation, industrial policy, and migration. President Macron will push strong policies and continue to fight Omicron, even as he keeps his eye on April’s elections.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Policy

Fintech in 2022: CBDCs, Superapps, and Regulation

Regulation is coming, the West's superapp quest will continue, CBDCs are coming soon, and more fintech predictions for the year.   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

Cryptocurrency Finance

Why Andreessen Horowitz’s DAO Idea is DOA

This is a hell of a week for news about venture capital. A report in the Times detailed a high-octane lobbying effort by Andreessen Horowitz to shape the way that cryptocurrency—in which it is heavily invested—is regulated.   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

Net Giants Tech & Society Tech Addiction

Facebook “Has Known This Forever”

Facebook is soft-pedaling its own internal research about the effects of Instagram, and underestimating the severity of eating disorders, an expert says.   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

Cryptocurrency Finance Government

The Senate’s Crypto Theater

A Congressional hearing is typically a poor venue for gaining insight into the American financial regulatory system. That sorry dynamic was on full display this week as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chair Gary Gensler testified before the Senate’s committee on banking, housing and urban affairs.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Policy

Does the SEC Have a “Crypto Mom” Problem?

Commissioner Hester Peirce has been unusually vocal in expressing her opinion that the SEC has failed to articulate clear and consistent rules. But simply saying “there ought to be rules” isn’t adequate in the long run.   More

Finance Government Policy

Slowly, Biden’s Fintech Approach Emerges

Although much remains opaque, the broad outlines of the Biden Administration’s regulatory handling of fintech are starting to come into view.   More

Community Insights

Can the Drone Revolution Take Off in 2018?

The drone ecosystem needs more regulation to thrive, not less, says AirMap CEO Ben Marcus. Governments have to do better at working with business. Meanwhile, industries including construction, insurance, real estate, and retail are starting to embrace drones, which could make society work quite differently over time.   More

Media & Marketing The Internet

Both Blocking AT&T-Time Warner & Killing Net Neutrality Put Competition at Risk

With its two actions this week, the administration has sacrificed an opportunity to promote innovation and competition in the media industry. The result will be greater consolidation in the hands of a few dominant players.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech Government

Amazon, Facebook, and Google: Too big to tolerate. Too big to stop.

As society begins to realize it has allowed globe-spanning commercial net giants too much power, it also becomes clear that figuring a policy response will be hard. Techonomy's co-founder, author of The Facebook Effect, weighs in on the disturbing and growing controversy over what comes next.   More

Business

Who Makes The Rules For The Global Digital Economy? DLD17

Cloud computing and digital platforms offer huge benefits for people around the world. But the rise of large and powerful global technology platforms owned by commercial companies raises fundamental questions. What kind of rights, rules and responsibilities should govern this new landscape? What is the role of nation-states, when technology is global and data moves seamlessly across international borders? What kind of rules will best insure that tech is a force for good? Who should set them? And how can tech companies, governments and civil society best begin to address these issues?   More

Bio & Life Sciences

A Glowing Plant: the First Fruit of “Digitized” Genetic Engineering

Synthetic biology is entering an exciting new phase. An ecosystem of companies is now developing services to enable faster, cheaper, and better genetic engineering. They are, in effect, "digitizing" genetic engineering through relatively inexpensive cloud-based and robotic laboratories that bring capabilities that were once the exclusive domain of large corporations to academic groups and small startups. To use an old computing analogy, this is biotech’s PC moment: Digitization allows those without technical expertise to operate at higher, more abstract levels. The digital keys to synthetic biology—reproducibility and protocol sharing—could make biological apps as easy to develop as mobile apps are today.   More

Techonomy Events

Tech Entrepreneurs Agree: It’s Time to Regulate the Internet Ecosystem

Among the crowd of optimists and cheerleaders for the transformative power of the Internet, Andrew Keen stands out as a contrarian. The Internet is transformative, all right, he says: It’s transforming humans into commoditized products—bits of sellable data. The subtitles of Keen’s two recent books sum up his point of view: “How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture,” and “How Today’s Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us.” Keen, who founded Audiocafe.com in 1995, joined a panel of fellow entrepreneurs and commentators at Techonomy 2013 in Tucson last week for a discussion on the theme, “Is the Internet for or Against You?”   More

Government Manufacturing Security & Privacy

A Gun Made from a 3D Printer? Techno-Challenges Grow More Complex

At Techonomy we believe that just about literally everything is being transformed by technology, especially Internet technology, and we also are quite psyched about 3D printing. It's another example of the empowerment of individuals—in the potent tradition of the PC, Web browser, Facebook, etc. But now guns are beginning to be made with 3D printers. There is likely nothing that can be done to stop that. It underscores another fundamental Techonomy point—that all of us, as citizens, leaders, and human beings—need to be thinking harder about what technology is doing to the world in which we live. Disruption is right.   More

Business Startup Culture Techonomy Events

Steve Case on How to Stimulate Innovation

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Steve Case, CEO of Revolution LLC, discusses the current state of entrepreneurship in the US, and what needs to happen to encourage growth and innovation. He says that changes to immigration law, access to capital, and changes in regulation are necessary to fuel entrepreneurship.   More