Tech + Society

At CES 2022 Smaller Voices Made Bigger Noise

CES 2022 was a very different sort of show and that may have a big influence in how trade shows, especially this one, are designed in the future.

Necessity, Not Passion, Drives The Creator Economy

Both entrepreneurs and immigrants, like the author's family, are often driven to succeed by necessity— the need to earn a living, support a family, and improve their lives — and by the inability to find...

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...

How the Pandemic Birthed the Metaverse

Forced isolation, ad fatigue, the desire to be recognized as a full-fledged citizen with rights in cyberspace, and some fantastic technology advancements are bringing us to the birth of the metaverse. It’s still just gestating.

The Stuff Shortage is a First World Problem

Shortages in the labor market; ports that can’t offload container ships; rising prices–it’s a recipe for a stuff shortage. Taming the supply chain is going to take a concerted effort on many fronts.

NFTs: Sh**t Show or Shift to A New Kind of Commerce?

NFTs are being touted as the cure for just about everything that can ail us. Not since the Internet itself has a single concept opened up so much opportunity, speculation and conversely, trepidation.

Digital Humanism for Life in the Cloud

Driven by love of people and planet, digital humanism is urgently needed as a counterweight to what will otherwise be an inevitable digital colonization driven by profit.

Zoom Wants to Be the Center of Your Universe. What Could Go Wrong?

Apps are likely to end up a great way to take rigidity and sameness out of Zoom meetings.  But for the moment, to have better meetings you need fewer tools, not more.

Niantic Calls the Current Metaverse Dystopian

CEO John Hanke made waves this week by saying we should concentrate on building a better reality, not sleeker alternative ones.

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