Tech + Society

Saving our Souls in the Digital Age

As faith moves online, religious belief is ripe for exploitation by the technological gods of the 21st century. Let us pray that law and regulation around the world will be up to the task.

Stock Trading Is Just the Latest Thing Social Media Has Broken

Techonomy hosted a session on “Reddit, Robinhood, and Wall Street,” which might seem unrelated to its regular coverage of how social media fanned the flames that led to the Capitol insurrection. But the imposition of a...

Dorsey’s Tweetstorm on the Failure to Police Online Discourse…and Other Stories

In a ‘tweetstorm’ Jack Dorsey said the Trump ban reflected ‘a failure’ to police online discourse. And that “over the long term it will be destructive to the noble purpose and ideals of the open...

Cleanliness is Next to Techieness at CES 2021

Walking through the all-digital CES proved there’s an awful lot of new tech that aims to keep us safer and more hygienic as we emerge from the pandemic. Here are just a few of the...

In 2021 Digital Communities Will Deepen–and Even Blend

Discord, Substack, Patreon, and the metaverse are just the tip of the community iceberg.

Techonomy’s Topic of the Year: The Digital Divide. We’ve Got to Fix It.

The pandemic threw the digital divide into stark relief. In these sessions, you'll hear from leading experts on the many consequences of unequal access to broadband and strategies we can employ to fix this scandal.

The Year the World Finally Became Techonomic

Zooming from home, tech stock insanity, ceaseless digital transformation and even a new cyberwar–in 2020 tech finally landed decisively at the center of modern life. The world is forever altered.

What did you learn in the pandemic?

2020 made us question a lot of assumptions. Here are a few tenets 2020 shattered and rearranged.

David Agus at Health+Wealth: All Three Vaccines Keep Everyone Out of Hospital

Dr. David Agus, a USC medical school and engineering school leader, has been immersed in fighting the pandemic since January. At the Health+Wealth of America conference on Tuesday December 1, he showed enormous enthusiasm about...

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