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technology | Aug 29th, 2019

How Does Tech Influence Modern-Day Communication? Nicholas Thompson Weighs In

How does technology intersect with different life stages? What is the narrative of technological development today, as opposed to a decade ago? And how does it change the way we relate to one another? Nicholas Thompson—Editor-in-Chief of WIRED—weighs in on the most pressing questions about our... Continue Reading →
technology | Aug 16th, 2019

Wealthsimple CEO Michael Katchen Announces New High-Networth Investement Partner

Wealthsimple, the intelligent investment platform popular with millennials, is expanding its financial offerings. CEO Michael Katchen announced the company will be partnering with Grayhawk Investment Strategies, opening their services to high-networth families.  Grayhawk Investment Strategies... Continue Reading →
technology | Aug 15th, 2019

The Final Frontier of Privacy: Nita Farahany Considers Mind-Reading Technology

Companies and governments are closer than ever to introducing mind-reading technology. The problem? Our legal system is ill-equipped to handle the privacy concerns that will no doubt accompany it. Neuro-ethicist Nita Farahany joins the conversation in Fast Company. There are a variety of reasons... Continue Reading →
technology | Aug 14th, 2019

Amazon and the Robot Revolution: Martin Ford Weighs in on the Leaders in Automation

How has Amazon integrated automation into its 600,000+ workforce? What will be the future of its employees? And how are we, as consumers, making that future happen? Martin Ford joins the Land of Giants podcast for a discussion on the Robot Revolution. Land of Giants, a podcast produced by Vox... Continue Reading →
technology | Aug 7th, 2019

Real, or AR?: Augmented Reality Expert Helen Papagiannis Introduces a New Social Media Game

In a new weekly segment hosted on her Instagram, Helen Papagiannis asks viewers to guess which image is real and which is the product of augmented reality. Wildly offbase, the answers to the game reveal how adept the technology is getting at mimicking the real world.  "Real or AR was inspired by... Continue Reading →
technology | Aug 6th, 2019

Should Addictive Tech Be Banned? Psychologist Adam Alter Weighs in on New Regulation

Republican Senator Josh Hawley recently proposed a bill that would ban tech companies from implementing the addictive features that prompt us to spend more and more time on our devices. Adam Alter, the New York Times bestselling author of Irresistible, weighs in.  Rather than a full-on ban on... Continue Reading →
technology | Jul 31st, 2019

What Are the Consequences of Facebook’s New Mind-Reading Technology? Nita Farahany Weighs In

Facebook has been funding research at the University of California to develop “speech decoding” technology with far-reaching effects. Neuro-ethicist Nita Farahany explains the potential it has to change our lives.   A report published in Nature Communications details how researchers used... Continue Reading →
technology | Jul 18th, 2019

Blurring the Boundaries of Privacy in a Digital Age: Tech Writer Susan Fowler Investigates for The New York Times

“The boundaries of privacy are in dispute, and its future is in doubt.” These are the words from the The Privacy Project, a limited-run newsletter in the New York Times that explores the blurring lines between public and private. Susan Fowler, the magazine’s Op-Ed Technology writer and #MeToo... Continue Reading →
technology | Jul 17th, 2019

What Are the Benefits of Meeting People Online? Atlantic Editor Derek Thompson Weighs In

The Internet is now the most popular way for couples to meet each other, claims a Stanford University paper. In their study focused on American heterosexual couples, researchers concluded that online dating has now “displaced friends and families as key intermediaries in the formation of new unions... Continue Reading →
technology | Jul 10th, 2019

Shoshana Zuboff’s Book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism Explored in a New Scottish Production

What challenges does the digital future impose on our democracy, freedom, and humanity? A new production performed by the Scottish Youth Theatre National Ensemble explores the intersection of technology and capitalism—based on Shoshana Zuboff’s acclaimed book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.... Continue Reading →
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