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Billionaires in Bunkers—The Luxury Apocalypse

Photo by CarlosYudica Remember that theme “make the world better” that’s been pitched, promoted, and even believed by many a Silicon Valley innovator?  Well, according to Evan Osnos, writing for The New Yorker, a considerable number of tech-industry billionaires, rather than … Continue reading

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Are Candidates Even Talking About the 21st Century Economy?

It’s very common to encounter broad complaints saying things like, “Copyright law should not stop me from fixing or altering my technology.”  Often, this generalization is made by people who don’t necessarily know they’re referring to Title I of the … Continue reading

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The Online Advertising Market with Andrew Orlowski

Embed from Getty Images I haven’t done a podcast in a while but decided to reach out to technology writer Andrew Orlowski after reading his article Alphabetti Spaghetti:  What Wall Street isn’t telling you about Google.  Andrew is the executive … Continue reading

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The Revolution in the Mirror is Closer than it Appears

The father of modern chemistry Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier was beheaded in 1793 in what is now the Place de la Concorde. A victim of France’s post-revolutionary Reign of Terror, he was specifically marked for execution by one vengeful, lesser scientist named … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Workless Future

View image | gettyimages.com My apologies in advance for the length and nearly stream-of-consciousness nature of the following: While there appears to be consensus that we are rapidly innovating our way toward a future without work — or at least … Continue reading

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