Our techniques for measuring economic performance are obsolete, obscuring a complete picture of how we're faring.
Companies can now use data to constrict which options they offer to certain consumers—and at what prices.
The use of Big Data to to profile citizens is subtly, silently constraining freedom.
It doesn't have to be.
The dark side of Moore's Law
In giant, complex systems like global financial markets, terrible accidents are inevitable.
It's a lot easier to steal hundreds of millions of dollars now than it used to be
Google and other Internet companies should make it clear to users what data they're collecting.
Our Internet handlers are using operant conditioning to modify our behavior.
Don't let popularity set your standard.
Winning in Silicon Valley is about technology, but it is about culture as well. Mayer's first job at Yahoo is to build culture, and she needs her deputies in the office.
Much of what we do online releases dopamine into the brain's pleasure centers, resulting in obsessive pleasure-seeking behavior. Technology companies face the option to exploit our addictions for profit.
Compare Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page to the founders of Hewlett Packard and Intel, and you'll find a paradigm shift as to how the tech industry treats its customers.
Like overgrazing of public lands or over-fishing of the seas, the digital space will continue to be exploited -- and that's why it needs to be regulated.
Information technology has allowed banks to make huge bets that can go bust in the blink of an eye, and more regulation won't help.
Just as Henry Ford may not have predicted the rise of drive-in movie theaters, the Internet Age will produce changes to our physical landscape we can't yet envision.
Call it the post-employee economy: The digital revolution is creating billions of dollars of wealth in a second world without people.
Got an idea that will change the world? It'll probably have some terrible unintended consequences.
The result of increased connectivity has been a more volatile and less predictable economy -- and theories that no longer apply to our frenzied world.
What do many economists have in common with travel agencies, bookstores and newspapers? They've clung to beliefs and strategies that no longer work in an overconnected world.