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Today people in the worlds of business, investing, and politics continue to use vague words to describe possible outcomes.

Impact of AI and Mobile Internet compared to Growth of China and India 2013-2025

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This robot will draw and erase anything on your walls

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Solar and wind are coming. And the power sector isn’t ready. [btw, Money talks when trying to influence climate change legislation]

Perspectives on IoT-Facilitated User Engagement

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FIFA has successfully developed its own private legal system – now governments must step in

If You’re A Journalist Hiring Lawyers To Intimidate Publishers Into Killing Stories About Your Misdeeds, You’re A Hypocrite

The world’s 500 largest companies generated $30 trillion in revenues and $1.9 trillion in profits in 2017. Together, this year’s Fortune Global 500 companies employ 67.7 million people worldwide and are represented by 33 countries. [As inequality grows, so does the political influence of the rich]

68% of CEOs Admit They Weren’t Fully Prepared for the Job

Office chairs are under siege—and it’s not entirely a bad thing.

It’s harder for creative professionals to make a living in big cities

Las empresas empiezan a regular el derecho a la desconexión digital

The sectoral impact of the digitisation of the economy: digitisation has barely any effect on employment

The cashless society is a con – and big finance is behind it

The AI revolution will be led by toasters, not droids

Transhumanism is Under Siege from Socialism

NSA Chief Forms Group to Counter Russian Threat

Four in five experts cited in online news are men

Statistics for journalists: Tips to assess the quality of surveys and polls

The Dark Silicon Problem and What it Means for CPU Designers

Intel x86 considered harmful

What was it like to be a software engineer at NeXT?

Millions of publications—not to mention spy documents—can be read on microfilm machines. But people still see these devices as outmoded and unappealing

How does JPEG actually work? vs BPG Image format

How to use your smartphone without leaving a trace

Inside Indonesia’s fake Twitter account factories

Your iPhone now does Morse code, thanks to Google’s Gboard keyboard

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