Weekly Reading: May 24th – 30th

Most first generation "smart" objects aren't really smart, they're chatty. They use sensors to describe their situation, but they're not really analyzing or thinking about that data; they just measure and transmit. As traffic explodes and as these devices evolve, we will embed more and more intelligence in these end-points. Then, they won't just measure ...

Weekly Reading: May 17th – 23rd

“Thinking of debates as changing people’s minds about politics is like thinking fans watching a basketball game are going to change which team they’re rooting for,” says Dartmouth’s Nyhan. “The people who watch debates are already invested, and the people who aren’t invested don’t care so they don’t pay attention to debates.” (Jason Zengele | Is ...

Weekly Reading: Feb. 8th – Feb. 14th

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By 2030, 2 billion people who don’t have a bank account today will be storing money and making payments with their phones. And by then, mobile money providers will be offering the full range of financial services, from interest-bearing savings accounts to credit to insurance." (Bill Gates, 2015 Annual Letter) “It’s not that you have empathy, ...

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