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Figuring Out Facebook

Read excerpts from the discussion below. Morin: Facebook stands at the nexus of this incredible worldwide conversation and has the ability to influence that conversation in unprecedented ways, which is one reason it’s one of...

From Business Empire to Individual Empowerment

As individuals assert more power in the marketplace, companies are being forced to re-imagine their traditional top-down philosophies. Those that can change and evolve to take advantage of this new ecosystem will thrive; those that...

Jared Cohen of Jigsaw: Tech and Citizen Empowerment

Read excerpts from the discussion below. The current generation of young people is the first to be socialized with tools to own, develop, and disseminate content without going through an intermediary. They are positioned to...

What Comes After the Revolution?

Read excerpts from the discussion below. BREYER: Using the social technologies that have been developed over the last six-plus years has empowered not only citizens, but workers who need to get retrained who don’t necessarily...

The City Never Sleeps

Read excerpts from the discussion below. Stein: In nature, as an organism evolves, it increases in complexity, and also becomes a more compact system. Cities are seven to ten thousand years old, still in their...

Government in an Integrated World

Read a summary of the discussion below. No significant region of the world can get sick and not affect the rest of the world. Europe is China’s largest export market, so if Europe goes in...

Democratizing DNA

Read a summary of the discussion below. Biologists right now are reverse engineering biological systems, trying to figure out how they work. Synthetic biologists want to forward engineer biological systems, so they work as expected....

Atoms Are the New Bits

Read excerpts from the discussion below. I spent years trying to digitize everything, trying to take everything from the real world and turn it into bits. At that time, bits were the new atoms. Now...

A Global Innovation Agenda

Read a summary of the discussion below. Most of our knowledge about innovation is drawn from the study of enterprises, but there is another level of looking at innovation – in terms of societies. We...

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