Digitalisation is transforming the economic base and is creating unprecedented risk to business models and traditional market boundaries. So what do we do?
Will capitalism be overthrown in a revolution? The potential revolutionaries aren’t the usual suspects but in an ironic Frankenstein twist, it will the technology spawned by the uber capitalist entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley that’ll be storming the barricades.
We feature a really good documentary from the BBC hosted by Martin Wolf. It goes into the likely impact of technology on jobs, the economy and society in the future. It covers most sides of the debate about where we going and what we can do about it.
On the anniversary of his death, we celebrate the contribution of Issac Asimov to thinking about technology and our future.
This week’s Brain Food features Mariana Mazzucato and her thoughts on how technology revolutions get funded. Who will fund the next revolution to get machines more intelligent than us? venture capitalists, Wall Street, existing billionaires? If the next revolution is similar to the last one, it’s most likely to be the government, specifically the US government!
We are on the verge of a technology revolution that will have immense economic and social impacts. But no one’s talking about it. Will that change in 2014?
A celebration of the prolific author whose ideas on technology that is more intelligent than us have influenced both the real world and the science fiction one.