While Facebook's Zuckerberg suggested as much recently, companies run like autocracies cannot fulfill technology's promise of reinvigorating the democratic process.
A handy guide to rebooting human civilisation.
Three experts reveal all.
Every crystal ball has a shelf life, even the most prescient.
While the US is reeling from rampant fake online news, political movements in Europe are using the internet as a powerful democratic symbol to win elections. Will cyber-optimism or pessimism win?
International students’ diverse backgrounds and experiences enrich the entire student body, and society more broadly.
Digital devices are ubiquitous. A new film looks at where they come from, who makes them, and where they end up when they're discarded.
Unlike their counterparts in Europe, U.S. antitrust regulators and courts have tended to view 'free' products as outside their purview for enforcement.
The revelation that PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel financed the Hulk's lawsuit against Gawker raises important questions in the battle between privacy and a free press.
The generation of designers broke out of their studios and took the business world by storm. Their skills could also be turned to bigger world problems.
Innovation precincts are great, but what Australia really needs is a creative space that brings thinkers and doers together to help spark start-ups.
We have never had a sparkling startup tech sector in Australia, but that doesn't mean we should try and emulate Silicon Valley.
A "Yelp for people" app that offers crowdsourced opinions on people is a terrible idea, and probably illegal.
The new Assistant Minister for Innovation, Wyatt Roy, wants to promote tech start-ups in Australia. But is that such a prudent policy?
The new iPad Pro reminds us that firms like Apple are favouring incremental change rather than tackling technology's big challenges.
There's a new counter-culture movement that is seeking to bypass the bureaucracy of science and hack biology for the benefit of the masses.
Focusing on the extravagances of a select few overlooks a broader affinity between the madness of Burning Man and the West Coast’s technocracy.
The sharing economy could bring about the end of capitalism: that’s the provocative claim made by economic journalist Paul Mason. But research indicates that it actually has many possible futures.
Drawing on models that have proved hugely successful in major cities around the world, Wits University is creating a large and ambitious Digital Innovation Zone.
The EU is accusing Google of abusing its dominance in search, yet a similar antitrust case in the US led to a settlement. What counts for the divergent outcomes?