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The Second Machine Age

We Are the 1 Percent

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 05.04.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Ever use an ATM? I am old enough to remember when, if you needed cash (and who did not), you went to the bank and stood on line with a personal check made out to cash. If you were really unfortunate you could be left cashless for the weekend, or in search of a friendly grocer who would cash your personal check.

The Second Machine Age Is Approaching. Here's How We Can Prepare.

Dawn Nakagawa | Posted 04.26.2015 | World
Dawn Nakagawa

We are living in an age of science fiction -- humans are overcoming the limitations of our brains while machines are acquiring superhuman capabilities. The most exciting technologies combine what humans do best with what machines do best. But it is premature to think we have overcome every challenge. Here's how we can prepare for the second machine age.

The Rise of the Wisdom Worker

Mark HT Ridinger, MD | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Mark HT Ridinger, MD

Conventional wisdom has it that the knowledge worker will reign supreme well into the 21st century. The thing is, many aspects of "knowledge work" are being replaced by technology, most notably artificial intelligence.

'Just Babies': In Praise of Popular Non-Fiction

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Greg Lukianoff

"The one year old decided to take justice into his own hands." Thus opens Paul Bloom's Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil, an exceedingly enjoy...

The Second Machine Age and Economic Development

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 05.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

After more than a decade of economic stability and commodity-based growth, Latin America is sorely in need of innovative ways to boost productivity and move higher on the global value chain.

The Technology Revolution and Its Role in Our Lives

Angella Nazarian | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Angella Nazarian

The answer to "what do you want to be when you grow up?" may not exist for many of our young children today, as they will be working in jobs that have never been created before.