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  • PSYCHOLOGY, Human condition, Technology, Innovation, Wellbeing

    David Sax, "Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over"

    The New York Times - metered paywall - 18 Nov 2017

    The author of “Revenge of the Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter” argues that the love affair we once enjoyed with digital technology is now over. Not only the analog world will survive, he says, but in many cases will also thrive. For example, printed books, face-to-face education, and local shops are making a strong comeback. Simply put, anything that encourages human interaction - crucial to our physical and mental wellbeing – will do better than most people think. The future is not a binary choice between digital and analog, but about how to strike the right balance between the two (reads in 6-8 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 24 November 2017

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  • Technology, Innovation

    Nitasha Tiku, "Al Franken just gave the speech big tech has been dreading"

    Wired - 11 Nov 2017

    For those still unconvinced that a big reputational / regulatory backlash is coming for big tech, this article will do the trick. In a recent speech, the Senator made the case that it is necessary to better police the market power of dominant online platforms. Privacy, not fake news or other issues, will be at the core (reads in 4-5 min). It should be read in conjunction with Martin Wolf’s great “Taming the masters of the tech universe” in the FT of Nov. 14 (sadly behind a paywall).

    Published in Weekly selection 18 November 2017

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    Michael Biercuk and Richard Fontaine, "The Leap into Quantum Technology: A Primer for National Security Professional"

    War On the Rocks - 17 Nov 2017

    Not an easy read and quite long (about 10-15 min), but since quantum technology is the next BIG thing, this is a must and should be read as a primer. Quantum technology, which involves the manipulation of atoms and sub-atomic particles, is due to process data exponentially faster than the current digital technologies. It will revolutionize pretty much everything. China, the US and the EU are leading.

    Published in Weekly selection 18 November 2017

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