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Kenneth Rogoff
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  • PSYCHOLOGY, Human condition, Technology, Internet

    Robinson Meyer, "The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News"

    The Atlantic - 8 Mar 2018

    A major study conducted at MIT and just published in Science reveals that falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information. Put simply: false information outperforms true information. The consequence, according to a group of 16 political scientists and legal scholars: “We must redesign our information ecosystem in the 21st century”  (reads in 7-9 min). 

    Published in Weekly selection 9 March 2018

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  • Technology, Innovation, ECONOMICS, Investing

    Kat Manalac, "The nine types of startups Y Combinator thinks the world needs in 2018"

    Quartz - 6 Mar 2018

    This is a must-read to keep abreast of what’s going on in tech and innovation. Each year, Y Combinator reviews thousands of start-ups’ projects and funds a few hundred. One of its partners gives us a rundown of the nine ideas he’d choose to fund in the coming year: (1) Bricks and mortar 2.0; (2) Carbon-removal technology; (3) Cellular agriculture and clean meat; (4) Cleaner commodities; (5) Improving memory; (6) Longevity and anti-ageing; (7) Safeguards against fake video; (8) Supporting creators; (9) Voice-apps (reads in 5-7 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 9 March 2018

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  • Technology

    Various authors, "10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018"

    MIT Technology Review - 31 Mar 2018

    Like every year, we publish the list of the 10 technology advances that, according to the prestigious MIT, will shape the way we work and live now and for years to come: (1) 3-D metal printing, (2) Artificial embryos, (3) Sensing city, (4) AI for everybody, (5) Dueling neural networks, (6) Babel-fish earbuds, (7) Zero carbon natural gas, (8) Perfect online privacy, (9) Genetic fortune telling, (10) Materials’ quantum leap. A testimony about how fast innovation and tech are progressing! (reads in 6-8 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 2 March 2018

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