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Technological Innovation

How risky are the World Economic Forum's top 10 emerging technologies for 2016?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.23.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University Take an advanced technology. Add a twist of fantasy. Stir well, and watch the action unfold. It's the perfe...

Where Are the Smartest Places on Earth? You May Be Surprised By the Answer

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.07.2016 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

"The Smartest Places on Earth" by Antoine van Agtamael and Fred Bakker is a smart book. It is also smartly timed. And the smartest thing it does is land right at the intersection of where three different critical and timely debates have converged.

Blockchain is a Disruption We Simply Have to Embrace

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Don Tapscott

The unstoppable force of blockchain technology is barreling down on the immovable infrastructure of modern finance. We would like this collision to transform the old money machine into a prosperity platform for all.

The Innovation Bubble

David B. Black | Posted 04.27.2016 | Technology
David B. Black

We're in the middle of an innovation bubble. "Innovation" is hot. Innovation "experts" are coming out of the woodwork. Everyone wants some innovation....

The Patent System Isn't Broken; We Just Aren't Using It Intelligently

Joe Hadzima | Posted 03.28.2016 | Business
Joe Hadzima

Much of the talk about the U.S. patent system generates a lot of heat, but little light. We hear complaints about how the system doesn't work and varied suggestions for fixing it. However, it's not really broken.

Data for Development: How You Can Help the UN Leverage Big Data for the Public Good

A View from the United Nations | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
A View from the United Nations

Effective use of data can help us expand our knowledge of fundamental issues, such as social and political instability, natural disasters, and climate change to improve decision-making and enhance our ability to predict, and even pre-empt, the next crisis.

A Million Programmers? How About a Billion Problem Solvers!

Grant Hosford | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Grant Hosford

Thanks to initiatives like Hour of Code and major moves by some of the country's largest school districts, coding and computer science are finally starting to enter the mainstream of K-12 education.

A New Play Looks at How Technology Affects Relationships, and the Findings Are Disturbing

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

With the ever-increasing lack of accountability that technology elicits, it's time that someone asks us what our dashed-off message or radio silence means. Are we ready to not feel?

Why Technology Is The Catalyst For A New Era Of Aging In Place

Paul H. Irving | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

As futurists debate the merits and risks of new technologies, we know today that technological progress is providing solutions for a new generation of older adults who seek to remain active, contributing and connected to their families, friends and communities.

We Need a New Version of Capitalism for the Jobless Future

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 07.28.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The problems and possibilities are endless in the future we are headed into. We need to be prepared and to develop a new version of capitalism that benefits all.

Is Silicon Valley Charting the Future While All the World's Pols Play Small Ball?

William Bradley | Posted 07.03.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As we contemplate our present and future around the 239th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, are we being myopic? Is our politics focused mainly on marginalia while real change, big change, is being prepped elsewhere?

The Global Search for Education: Are You Inclusive?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.04.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Amir Dossal: As engines of growth, smaller businesses can serve as role models for good corporate citizens. Here are a few ways smaller companies might make a difference.

Here's Why Patents Are Innovation's Worst Enemy

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

The framers of the U.S. Constitution were not wrong. Patents did serve an important purpose during the days when technological advances happened over decades or centuries. In today's era of exponentially advancing technologies, however, patents have become the greatest inhibitor to innovation and are holding the United States back.

Change: A CEO's Job In The 21st Century

Brian Kennell | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Brian Kennell

Pioneering companies proactively embrace change--not on a reactionary basis or simply as inevitability, but as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and achieve greater success.

We May Have Found Your New Coldplay

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

Each week, the HuffPost Entertainment team will compile and share some of our favorite tracks discovered across the web, whether they are brand new tu...

Rebuilding American Manufacturing Powerhouse

Sridhar Kota | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology
Sridhar Kota

Over the past few decades, we've learned the hard way that once manufacturing is gone, engineering know-how quickly follows, and then later on innovation and our national security suffers the consequences. That's a place that America has never been before.

Gross Domestic Problem: Don't Shoot the Measurement

Brian Czech | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Brian Czech

As our economy exceeds the capacity of the planet to sustain us and future generations, we need to monitor the size of our economy more closely than ever. And there is no better measurement of the size of our economy than GDP.

Yagana Shah

11 Ways Technology Has Changed Since We Were Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.10.2014 | Fifty

"When I was your age..." you say, beginning long-winded stories of your childhood of hard-knocks. You walked four miles to school in the bitter cold a...

3 Myths Americans Still Believe About Innovation

Steve Currall | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Steve Currall

From the perspective of technology breakthroughs -- and the industries and good jobs that often result from them -- the 20th century can fairly be called the American Century. But the outlook for the 21st century is far less clear.

The Innovation Enigma

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

Around the world, there is enormous enthusiasm for the type of technological innovation symbolized by Silicon Valley, with many attempting to replicate the ingenuity that they regard as America's true comparative advantage. But there is a puzzle: it is difficult to detect the benefits of this innovation in GDP statistics.

Innovation Thought Leaders: Do You Know Who They Are and Their Impact on Business?

Michael Zacka | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Michael Zacka

Given the disappointing U.S. economic data that also made news last week, the stars we should be paying close attention to are those who won the "Oscars of Management Thinking."

Engineering 2.0: Rekindling American Ingenuity

Sridhar Kota | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Sridhar Kota

Technological innovation has long been key to American prosperity, especially when it is applied to cutting-edge manufacturing, and the centerpiece of such innovation is engineering.

The First Strategic Question Every Business Must Ask

Anthony Tjan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Anthony Tjan

The truth is that most company leaders are too narrow in defining their competitive landscape or market space. They fail to see the potential for "non-traditional" competitors.

Will Your Job Disappear?

Erik Brynjolfsson | Posted 02.04.2015 | World
Erik Brynjolfsson

The improved technologies of the Second Machine Age will create enormous bounty, but shared prosperity depends on more than technology. It also depends on our willingness to reinvent our skills, organizations and policies to keep pace with accelerating technical change.

Tech Horror Film or American Renaissance?

Mathew J. Burrows | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Mathew J. Burrows

The world is on the cusp of another technological transformation more profound than the IT revolution. Yet the United States is not prepared for potentially virulent consequences of many of the emerging technologies, nor is it well-positioned to take full advantage of the benefits.