Tech + Society

IPCC: We can Tackle Climate Change if Big Oil Gets Out of the Way

Experts say criticism of oil and gas’s ‘climate-blocking activities’ cut from final draft, reflective of industry’s power and influence.

The Hidden Logic of Ethical Innovation

Vannevar Bush was the most influential electrical engineer–in the realm of politics, society and information science–of the 20th century. His belief in “ministration to the people” could provide support for ethical thinking in tech innovation.

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.

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