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Social Media: Enemy of the State or Power to the People?

Pierre Omidyar | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Pierre Omidyar

In my eyes, social media is one of the most important global leaps forward in recent human history. It provides for self-expression and promotes mutual understanding. It enables rapid formation of networks and demonstrates our common humanity across cultural differences. It connects people, their ideas and values, like never before.

Machine-Made News

Lewis Lapham | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
Lewis Lapham

Absent the force of the human imagination and its powers of expression, our machines cannot accelerate the hope of political and social change, which stems from language that induces a change of heart.

20 Big Ideas for 2012, Part Two

Don Tapscott | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
Don Tapscott

What will happen in 2012? In the spirit of the aphorism "The future is not something to be predicted, it's something to be achieved," let me suggest 20 transformations.