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Philanthropy 2.0

09 December 2015

In the past, entrepreneurs tried to outdo each other with the size of their yachts – now they compete on the extent of their philanthropy. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently made one of the largest-ever philanthropic pledges of $45 billion, aimed at “advancing human potential and promoting equity for all children in the next generation.”

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EMPLOYMENT TERMINATOR?

18 November 2015

The impact of outsourcing and offshoring on worldwide employment may ultimately pale in comparison to the disruption caused by next-generation robots, powered by artificial intelligence.

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Remote Control

17 September 2015

Developed as a weapon of war, drones are now steadily making their way into the civilian world, and increasingly the commercial environment. Indeed, global spending on commercial drones is expected to total $12 billion over the next decade.

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Mind Control Moves Closer

24 June 2015

Students of linguistics have long recognised that language is a relatively crude tool for transmitting ideas, while scientists search for ways to make communication more efficient. Could the direct transmission of information by the brain be the answer?

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Sharing economy stars

24 June 2015

The so-called “sharing economy,” founded upon the informal exchange of goods and services among individuals, is booming. Amidst skyrocketing valuations, two of the sector’s brightest stars have now set their sights on global domination.

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