21. Century Zeitgeist

Grappling With Globalization 4.0

“This article was written by Klaus Schwab and originally published on project-syndicate.org , on 11/05/2018.” The world is experiencing an economic and political upheaval that will not cease any time soon. The forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have ushered in a new economy and a new form of globalization, both of which demand new forms of governance to safeguard the public…
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21. Century Zeitgeist

I SOLD MY DATA FOR CRYPTO. HERE'S HOW MUCH I MADE

“This article was written by Gregory Barber and originally published on com , on 12/17/2018.” ON A RECENT Tuesday night, during a session of rash bedtime scrolling, I sold my Facebook data to a stranger in Buenos Aires. Reckless, maybe, but such was my newfound life…
21. Century Zeitgeist

The Center Left and Globalization

“This article was written by Kemal Derviş and Caroline Conroy and originally published on project-syndicate.org, on 12/28/2018.” After promising to reform both France and the European Union, President Emmanuel Macron is now struggling to reclaim the public’s…
Exponential Growth

How the future of work may unfold: A corporate demand-side perspective

“This article was written by Jacques Bughin and originally published on voxeu.org , on 12/23/2018.” Recent advances in artificial intelligence have led to public fears that these upcoming technologies will be substitute a large part of job occupations (Brynjolfsson and McAfee 2014). This fear is not new. At the time of the first Industrial Revolution, renowned economists such as John Stuart…
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21. Century Zeitgeist

The Facebook Dilemma

“This article originally published on pbs.org.” The promise of Facebook was to create a more open and connected world. But from the company’s failure to protect millions of users’ data, to the proliferation of “fake news” and disinformation, mounting crises…
21. Century Zeitgeist

Say goodbye to the information age: it’s all about reputation now

“This article was written by Gloria Origgi and originally published on aeon.co , on 03/14/2018.” There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the amount of information that circulates, the more we rely on so-called reputational devices to evaluate it. What makes this paradoxical is that the…
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Exponential Growth

Childhood's End

“This article was written by George Dyson and originally published on edge.org  , on 01/01/2019.” All revolutions come to an end, whether they succeed or fail. The digital revolution began when stored-program computers broke the distinction between numbers…
On Living

The More People With Purpose, the Better the World Will Be

“This article was written by Raya Bidshahri and originally published on com , on 07/17/2018.” It almost sounds too cliché to say that in order to live a fulfilling life, each of us must find our purpose. From a very young age, we encourage our youth to identify their…