The age of exploration is usually said to have ended in the late 1600s, when European settlements had been established on most of the world's continents and the search for new trade routes was pretty much over. But that doesn't mean the globe was fully mapped, not by a long ways.
The reality is, no matter who you are, business professional to entrepreneur, CEO to salesperson, your digital you opens doors, creates new connections and keeps you marketable and relevant. It deserves your time.
Twitter is sizable and the users who love it really, really love it. It's unlikely to wither on the vine or disappear, provided Twitter itself doesn't get lured by Wall Street's siren call into making major changes that alter the essential real-time information sharing ecosystem it dominates.
Libertarianism and transhumanism have too many deep philosophical principles in common to not grow and evolve together. The all-important role of personal freedom makes the two ideologies a natural fit for one another.
Privacy in the future will resemble that in a small village. As with any small community, dissent from the prevailing conventional wisdom will be easy to spot and punish. Welcome to the world of social conformity enforced by hashtags.
For brands, political campaigns and advocacy organizations that aim to have data-driven conversations with audiences, it will be more important than ever to apply qualitative logic and human reasoning to online analytical models.
Educational software is big business. But these companies are not just competing in an $8 billion marketplace. They are being trusted with information about our children, and should be held to the highest standards to ensure our children's privacy and safety.
Little or no real analysis went into the question of why, while at a conference on media in St. Petersburg, the president of Russia would say those things or what he hoped to achieve by saying them. So, why did he do it?