The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim? To judge the trustworthiness – or otherwise – of its 1.3 billion residents
A city on the outskirts of Silicon Valley is using Facebook money to fund a basic income trial.
After thousands of years of failure, some scientists believe a breakthrough might finally be in sight.
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The negative externalities associated with how addictive and entertaining smartphones are is starting to become obvious. If you live in a city, for example, you’re probably used to seeing “smartphone neck” — people buried in their iPhones on the subway and on the footpath.
People around the world use Airbnb Inc. to rent out their apartments to guests, sometimes rankling building owners and landlords in the process. Now Airbnb is getting more directly involved in the real-estate side of the business.
“I’m not going to be the one who turns out the last lights of the last conglomerate,” says Kaeser
10 years ago (October 10), Radiohead released ‘In Rainbows’ via their own website, allowing fans to pay as much or as little as they wished. Some people hailed it as a revolution for the music industry, and a new model for other bands to follow. Others fretted that Radiohead were potentially destroying the careers of thousands of smaller bands by …
The long read: In order to tempt nuclear scientists from countries such as Iran or North Korea to defect, US spy agencies routinely send agents to academic conferences – or even host their own fake ones
“People who overweight the first-order consequences of their decisions and ignore the effects that the second- and subsequent-order consequences will have on their goals rarely reach their goals.”