Tag: Technology

The Algorithm Manager Is Here. Artificial Empathy Is Next.

Last year I wrote a post about a future in which work is dominated more and more by non-human agents. To accompany the article I used a photo from a […]

Recent Read: “Where do minds belong?” by Caleb Scharf

In case you missed it, Aeon has a great piece by Caleb Scharf (Director of astrobiology at Columbia) on the idea that human consciousness might one day merge with machines. Some excerpts: […]

Neurodiversity: We Need to Think Differently About People Who Think Differently

HBR has what I think is their first ever piece on the topic of neurodiversity as a competitive advantage.  I recently had the chance to speak with Rajesh Anandan, co-founder and […]

Recent Read: “Not even wrong – ways to dismiss technology”

In case you missed it, Andreessen Horowitz’s Bendict Evans has an interesting take on what differentiates tech with game-changing potential from mere novelties. His post is worth a careful read. Some excerpts:   It […]

Must Read: “The Future of the Professions”

In 1540 a legendary union took place in England, in which the Guild of Surgeons agreed to merge with the Guild of Barbers to form the Company of Barbers and Surgeons and so […]

Does Technology Create More Problems Than It Solves? The Linn Effect Says Yes

I recently wrote a post that touched on the failure of Google Glass, a failure based, many people believe, on concerns about privacy and the way in which Glass could […]

Recent Read: “The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity In A Time of Brilliant Technologies.”

I was really looking forward to reading Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee’s The Second Machine Age. It’s a NYT best seller, and it was hyped in many reviews as a great survey […]

Can We Ever Put Time and Space Back Into Finance?

The VOX economics blog ran an good piece by Biagio Bosone on Jan 23 where he makes the case to slow down the current rush into robotic finance  (http://www.voxeu.org/article/putting-time-and-space-back-finance). Bosone […]

Technology and Supply Chain Transparency

Today, Justin Picard (Chief Scientist at France’s Advanaced Track and Trace) and I submitted a paper for the World Economic Forum’s Global Enabling Trade Report 2012. The focus of the […]