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The possibilities of now

Technology and people are creating new opportunities through advancements in AI, automation, and organizational transformation.
May 19, 2020

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The possibilities of now

Over the course of just a few months, the coronavirus pandemic has changed almost aspect of our world. Offices are now in homes. Industry conferences, previously flown to, are attended virtually, and learning is done not in classrooms but on online platforms.

Technology has made it possible for some forms of business to go on while people and governments work to contain the devastating effects of covid-19. And technological advancements are leading to improvements in everything from health care to city planning to how companies are organized.

Continue on for Walter Isaacson’s audio interview on the digital new normal with Michael Dell and a diversity of insights on next-generation prosthetics, cityscapes, agriculture, and more.

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Humans and technology

illustration showing various types of ancient and modern legal tender
illustration showing various types of ancient and modern legal tender

Money is about to enter a new era of competition

Digital technology is poised to change our relationship with money and, for some countries, the ability to manage their economies.

worldcoin orb
worldcoin orb

Deception, exploited workers, and cash handouts: How Worldcoin recruited its first half a million test users

The startup promises a fairly-distributed, cryptocurrency-based universal basic income. So far all it's done is build a biometric database from the bodies of the poor.

Las Vegas aerial view of neighborhood near desert
Las Vegas aerial view of neighborhood near desert

House-flipping algorithms are coming to your neighborhood

Despite millions of dollars in losses, iBuying’s failure doesn’t signal the end of tech-led disruption, just a fumbled beginning.

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