Techonomy 2014

Jaron Lanier Says Transparency Is the Path to a Sustainable Techonomy

“Automation should not be an enemy of employment. It never was before. The only difference between now and the past is that now we’re pretending that people who do the real work are actually not,”...

How LinkedIn Wants to Unite the Workers of the World

Techonomy CEO David Kirkpatrick credits LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner with planting the seed for the annual Techonomy conference, which wrapped up on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. He also credits Weiner with...

A Conversation with Marc Benioff

Techonomy's David Kirkpatrick sits down for spirited conversation with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff in the final session of the Techonomy 2014 conference in Half Moon Bay, Calif.

Man, Machines, and How the Future Works

It’s 2020—robots and automation have replaced workers in droves. So what are all the people doing? What new systems must emerge to employ and engage people, and what new policies and regulations will be needed...

Who Owns the Future?

Why didn’t the rise of network technologies bring great wealth to the world in the last decade? Instead of experiencing excellent financial health because of the efficiencies of digital technologies, those efficiencies are having the...

How to Meet the World’s Grand Challenges

The best opportunities will come from creating the greatest impact on the biggest realms of human activity, like healthcare, food, water, energy, and education. How can businesses rise to the occasion and focus on the...

Thiel and Hoffman on How to Promote Innovation in a Fearful Society

Peter Thiel sees Western civilization as a society that “hates science and technology in all forms.” Reid Hoffman sees an uninformed public and political leadership that is biologically predisposed to fear death, not embrace change....

Two Friends on Innovation, Obstacles, and Future Revolutions

How and where is society moving in this era of innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid change? Two masters of the genre talk about the next big disruptions and where they’re most needed. Where do they agree,...

From Here to Where? Following the Brain Map

The human brain, a super organ of around 100 billion nerve cells, remains the single most powerful, complex and least understood computer on the planet. Cracking its code will allow us to better utilize our...

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