2018/10/01: hopelessness can undercut individual potential and collective possibility. And nowhere does it loom larger than in the so-called fourth industrial revolution, which threatens to rob many people of their livelihoods, their dignity, their security, and their ambitions.
Too often, discussions about the future of work center on technology rather than on the people who will be affected by it. And they rarely acknowledge how the concentration of political and economic power shapes the way technology is developed and deployed. Instead, the entire discourse is led by champions of technology—management consultants, engineers, venture capitalists, and scientists—and tinged with inevitability, rather than being the product of thoughtful human decision-making, the consequences of which will affect countless lives.
At the same time, it is clear that technology is not the only force or factor threatening the dignity and quality of work, or the security of workers.
Meanwhile, campaign finance laws expand the influence and voice of corporations and the wealthy, while labor is more productive and therefore profitable than ever—in part because of technology—but workers don’t feel they are getting their fair share of the rewards.
A startup is hemorrhaging cash, and the VCs have yet to agree on terms for a capital infusion. The clock is ticking until deadpool, first weeks away then days. The founders, stress levels increasing to stratospheric levels, continue to sell their company to everyone, whether investors, employees, p
Part libertarian paternalism, part groupthink, the Valley's guiding philosophy was articulated two decades ago
I have a theory that much recent tech development and innovation over the last decade or so has had an unspoken overarching agenda-it has
In 1998, Swatch proposed a global time called the Internet Time that divided a day into 1000 ".beats". It was meant for people to coordinate time for calls, chats or multiplayer online games. Right
Inside the unorthodox conservative movement riding the Trump wave.
Economists believe in full employment. Americans think that work builds character. But what if jobs aren't working anymore?
Author Tom Wolfe once wrote a book about the American space program called The Right Stuff. Last week I wrote a piece called Technology is disrupting everything. I don't bring up Wolfe's work to compare myself to him - that would be laughable - but because an astute reader n
Today's empires are born on the web, and exert tremendous power in the material world.
A $1 billion valuation is a bet on the future, not an actual measure of the company's worth. And that leaves tech workers with a lot to lose.
New technologies spread instantly through the cloud, and take hold with almost no legal oversight.
People who recently moved here wonder why there's so much anger. Please take a moment and listen By Tim Redmond APRIL 2, 2015 - I am getting really sick of the San Francisco narrative that I keep hearing, mostly recently in something called UpOut. It's a radically na195175ve analysis of what's going on in the
Silicon Valley is a place that is just as much about people reinventing themselves as it is about people reinventing industries. As a new year turns, it's time to go through that silly (but actually necessary) exercise of pausing to reflect. In a world of endless e-mail and distractions, it&#
Are today's on-demand and local services really about catering to the lazy rich, as as claimed, or are they about a new way to book services from local providers by satisfying demand more efficiently through the use of geolocation and advanced software that can map out where customers are, wh
Last week, investor Chris Dixon posed a provocative dichotomy when introducing his employer's USD $25M investment in Bitcoin service Coinbase: