Philip Bereano is Professor Emeritus in the field of Technology and Public Policy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been an active and outspoken proponent of democratic social ethics in technology for decades.
GE can successfully clean up its mess and finally return a healthier Hudson River to millions of area residents. But if GE starts dragging its heels now, we will lose the momentum achieved over the past 18 months.
Mass collaboration in business was, until quite recently, a concept treated with suspicion. Today, we're seeing an explosion of collaboration that unabashedly taps the creative reservoir of the masses.
Game over, Wall Street has won big-time, and the Bush-Obama policy has made the financiers whole while largely ignoring the deep plight of the true victims of the economic collapse, the unemployed and the foreclosed.
Tonight's speech was a real disappointment. How could Obama not use this opportunity to call on us to do some hard things? What's scary about the speech is that it almost could have been any president in the last four decades.
I often feel that when an innovation is successful, I can't imagine life without it. I feel like that about many of the products and services from companies that made Fast Company's World's 50 Most Innovative Companies list.