Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  1. Gene Editing and Seed Stealing

    Chee Yoke Ling, ET AL

    Gene Editing and Seed Stealing

    &  warn of the dangers of Internet-facilitated exchanges of biodiversity.

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    In the last few decades, great strides have been made in regulating the movement of genetic material across countries. But, with the advent of advanced gene-editing techniques, this progress could be lost, to the detriment of the Convention on Biological Diversity – and those it was created to protect. READ MORE

  2. How Scary is Disruptive Technology?

    Martin Feldstein
  3. Globalization for Everyone

    Hernando de Soto

    Globalization for Everyone


     proposes an entirely new approach to ensuring that the benefits of interconnectedness are shared.

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    Nowadays, globalization’s opponents seem to be drowning out its defenders – not least because of the very real surge in inequality in recent decades. But there is a way to make globalization work for everyone, and it depends on information technology – specifically, blockchain, the decentralized ledger that underpins Bitcoin. READ MORE

  4. On the Cusp of an AI Revolution

    Marc Benioff

    On the Cusp of an AI Revolution


     says exponential growth in machine-learning applications will redefine work and consumption.

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    Every few decades, emerging technologies converge and yield a new suite of products and services. Just as a maturing Internet, affordable bandwidth, and ubiquitous smartphones yielded services such as Uber and Airbnb, the conditions are in place for artificial intelligence to go mainstream. READ MORE

  5. The Perils of Planned Extinctions

    Claire Hope Cummings

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