China’s Great Leap Forward in Science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west? For Xiaogang, professor at the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou – one of the country’s foremost academic institutions, it seems that America was no longer the only land of opportunity. These days, Chinese scientists stand at…

Is A.I. the Key to the Future of Your Business?

If Jason Mars Has His Way, no one will have money problems ever again. We’ll all be diligent savers, with robust retirement portfolios, never losing track of what goes in and out of our bank accounts. It’s an ambitious goal: According to Bankrate.com only 37 percent of people have enough savings to pay for a…

Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web

We’re quietly replacing an open web that connects and empowers with one that restricts and commoditizes people. We need to stop it. I quit Facebook some months ago (But, still my wife is using Facebook). Despite its undeniable value, I think Facebook is at odds with the open web that I love and defend. This…

The WEB Began Dying in 2014, Here’s How

Before the year 2014, there were many people using Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Today, there are still many people using services from those three tech giants (respectively, GOOG, FB, AMZN). Not much has changed, and quite literally the user interface and features on those sites has remained mostly untouched. However, the underlying dynamics of power…