How can we ensure technology brings prosperity to us all?
Political and community leaders must act now to preserve the American middle class and adapt the US economy for the 21st century.
Data big and small have come to education, from creating online platforms to increasing standardised assessments.
We should consider how artificial intelligence will impact how we teach, what we teach, and its potential to ethically support innovation and improvement in education.
A robot sculpts a recreation of the Ancient Greek work Laocoon and his Sons, which was exhibited in Linz last year.
Artists invented the word 'robot', but now robots are becoming artists, or at least assistants, themselves. As robots get smarter, artists will find more and more uses for them, particularly in sculpture.
Voice authentication technology could be used to increase blockchain security.
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Providing security in the blockchain would convert into a degree of predictability in the technology. If this was shown to work in the long term, it would also create trust.
The role ‘creepshots’ have in the denigration of women, and broader questions concerning privacy, the body, and public spaces, need to be considered.
'Creepshots' are provoking questions concerning rights to privacy in public, and ethical concerns regarding technology and bodily autonomy.
Prometheus statue at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan. The inscription behind it is a paraphrase of Aeschylus that reads: “Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that hath proved to mortals a means to mighty ends”.
How the idea of a hyper-connected society could quickly go from utopia to dystopia and why neither scenario is likely to last.
Should children under the age of 13 be given access to smartphones?
Teaching fear and avoidance of technology may protect people from negative consequences. But it also prevents them from finding, and benefiting from, productive uses of new innovations.
Tabatha Bundesen’s pet Tardar Sauce became an Internet sensation known as “Grumpy Cat” for a resting facial appearance that resembles a look of dissatisfaction. Now, scientists are starting to be able to read animal emotions from their expressions.
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Scientists are beginning to link animal facial expressions to emotions, making it possible for us to understand how they feel.
Future food will shift to alternative proteins such as insects, like this 3D-printed biscuit made of insect flour by designer Penelope Kupfer.
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Climate change, insects and urban farm towers are a few things that will change how and what we eat in the future.
The future of citizenship is more distributed, interactive and local than dealing with central government through new technology. That may be sad news for those who wish to interact with the likes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in virtual reality if not in person.
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The disruptive impact of intelligent machines and new social movements will force us to remake citizenship into a more personal pursuit over the next 150 years.
Watch out for booming burger prices in barbecue season.
Canada in 2167 could see genetically engineered humans living alongside sentient machines in cities radically altered by ecological change.
By 2167, genetically designed, digitally enhanced humans with Internet-connected brains will live with intelligent machines in a transformed environment and maybe even among the stars.
The first iPhone was more a hand-held computer than anything else.
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The iPhone changed the game not because of the technical details of the device, but rather as a result of its creators' imagination and courage.
It was supposed to bring us all together.
How has the first generation of kids to grow up with the iPhone been affected?
William Shatner as Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk is depicted on a commemorative stamp issued by Canada Post in 2016.
Canada's economy faces a radical shift as abundant energy and resources could propel the country toward a Star Trek future.
Digital social innovations are often associated with positive meanings, like openness and collaboration. But to better define the concept, it's essential to disentangle it from its positive aura.
Employees are often unsettled by change in their organisations.
Many large scale organisational changes end up as failures most of the time employers are blamed for being resistant to change. This may be convenient, but it doesn't deal with the real issues.
Technology offers older Australians a wealth of ways to redefine later life.
Australians are living longer, and digital technologies could help them take control of retirement.
Winslow Homer’s ‘Boys in a Pasture’ (1874).
There are two types of nostalgia. One promotes resilience and personal growth, while the other can lead to an obsessive quest to escape the present.
The climate crisis demands not only green technologies, but a completely different approach to economic development.