When Free Is not Free: Pavlov’s Humans and Behavior Modification Empires
Social networks have become "behavior modification empires," according to #JaronLanier, who believes society can't survive without drastic change. And he has something in mind.
Is Artificial Intelligence the end of Innovation? Some Think So.
Marx believed the industrial revolution was the end stage of innovation. George Gilder argues that Google believes the same thing about its own AI. Does that make Google a "Marxist" organization? Gilder thinks so.
Rebirthing the Democratic Web
The great promise of the Internet is dead. But is there a way to bring #democracy back to what has become a haven for big tech and big money?
The Plight of the “Yelpified” and the Sad Demise of Market Inefficiency
Search engine algorithms are systematically driving what they consider to be content-market efficiency, but they're missing the target, and, in the process, marginalizing small businesses by the millions.
The Broken Online Content Market
Content fuels the web, but the people who create it aren't realizing true value. Why is the online content market so inefficient, and is there a solution?
How the Internet Should Have Worked to Begin with
Content marketing is the only marketing left, but it's the domain of the grotesquely large. Is there a technology solution that will enable millions of small businesses to get into the game? Maybe.
How we need to remake the internet | Jaron Lanier
A Behavior Modification Empire is an organization that establishes the means of human interaction via highly addictive technologies that elicit Pavlovian reactions to social rewards and punishments and then sells the right to manipulate participants
The Imminent Demise of Search-Engine Marketing
Google's move to marginalize all but Alphabet companies is wreaking havoc on search results.
Steve Wozniak Debunks One of Apple's Biggest Myths
Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) –- For its 85th anniversary, Bloomberg Businessweek chronicles the most disruptive ideas of the past 85 years. In 1976, The Apple 1 computer goes on sale for a retail price of $666.66. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs and designed that product, remembers the early days.
The Top Five Reasons IoT Devices will Malfunction in 2020
As consumers acquire and implement more interconnected IoT devices, the number of malfunctions is growing.
Apocalypse Soon: Adrift in the Information Economy
Robotics, AI, and automated technologies will radically disrupt the global workforce in the coming decade. New jobs will replace the old ones, but how will workers make the transition?