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Metaverse Hype Befuddles Everyone–Even Techonomists

Ask 10 people to define the metaverse and you’ll get 15 different answers. The recent conference served to highlight the metaversal concerns of digital sophisticates.

Climate Tech, Compassion, and the Innovation Crucible: Highlights of TE22

Our recent three-day excursion into the future of innovation at TE22 brought together concerns about democracy, a semi-obsession with global warming, confusion about the metaverse, and predictions of an AI/robotic society. But we found general...

Can Twitter be “Nice”?

When we're all overwhelmed by awful headlines, does Twitter, started in 2006, still matter? Can social media be used for good? Maybe it can.

Sheryl Sandberg’s Complicated Legacy

Sandberg will be remembered as the Wendy to Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Her legacy also includes blame for how Facebook amplified divisiveness in humankind. That is a heavy burden.

We Can Change Minds, Says the World’s Most Popular Climate Scientist

In an exclusive interview at the recent Techonomy Climate conference, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe said that the most powerful tool we have in the fight against climate change is effective communication. The tech is here. It’s...

Biden May Change the Game in Big Tech Regulation

The issues caused by business models built on surveillance, profiling and targeting go far beyond what we say. They affect how we feel, how we behave, how we spend, and how we vote. That is the...

6 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Corporate Fundraising Initiatives

Using new technologies is something every organization can benefit from, and the companies that are willing to adopt tech are more likely to outperform their competitors.

The Name Facebook Needs to Change: Zuckerberg

Facebook is reported to be considering a name change. But its image will not be remedied by anything other than fundamental reforms.

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.

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