Thursday, July 31, 2014
  1. The Internet’s Next Act

    J. Bradford DeLong
  2. The Dark Side of Physics

    Maria Spiropulu

    The Dark Side of Physics


     says that researchers stand at a new threshold in the search for what holds the universe together.

    CERN partical collider CERN/Antonia Hayes

    Almost a century ago, the first galaxy beyond our own was discovered, and within a decade the theory that the universe is expanding was first proposed. Since then, astounding technological developments have contributed to revolutionary progress in science, and physics now stands at a new threshold. READ MORE

  3. Creative Destruction at Work

    Carl Benedikt Frey

    Creative Destruction at Work


     assesses how technological change is transforming the structure of employment.

    Working in information and communication technology European Parliament

    Despite the diffusion of big-data-driven technologies, research suggests that labor will continue to have a comparative advantage in social intelligence and creativity. Government development strategies should therefore focus on enhancing these skills, so that they complement, rather than compete with, computer technologies. READ MORE

  4. Europe’s Digital Reactionaries

    James Waterworth

    Europe’s Digital Reactionaries


     laments EU policies that impede the emergence of new online services and markets.

    James Waterworth  Europe’s Digital Reactionaries, IT crowd box Martin Deutsch/flickr

    Unfortunately, EU leaders' lofty rhetoric praising the Internet often rings hollow. While calling for a strong digital agenda in one breath, the same politicians, supported by protectionist interests at home, often argue for putting a brake on the Internet’s “disruption” by imposing strict new regulation. READ MORE

  5. Life in the Uber City

    Carlo Ratti

Focal Point

153 pages
153 pages

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