Consumer power may be an illusion online, but advertiser power is real. In theory, users can “vote with their feet” and leave a service they don’t like. This is often hailed as “competition is only on... »
I vowed never to complain about Brussels traffic after I visited Istanbul. The moves my cab driver made to get me to the airport in time included reversing in high-speed against on-coming traffic on t... »
The Digital Single Market is expected to create Billions of Euros (between 17 and 415 per year, depending on whom you ask). Except on closer inspection, those Billions are not added to the economy – t... »
Basic income is sometimes regarded as an inevitable result of technological progress. If automation takes away all jobs, the state will have to pay people to do nothing goes the logic. This could be p... »
You know the future is already here when the European Parliament has a report on robots and AI. Not only the rapporteur, Luxemburg socialist MEP Delveaux Stehres, and Netopia take an interest in these... »
Singularity University is a think-tank in Silicon Valley, perhaps the most important place in the world for technology philosophy. It appears there is no problem that technology can’t fix: Death? Tran... »
Digital issues entered the global media focus this week, as the coverage of President Trump’s immigration ban developed day-by-day. On Tuesday, a long list of tech companies announced they would meet ... »
US tech workers pledge to not help build a data-base of religion, should president Trump carry out his campaign promise to build such an index of Muslims. is signed by thousands of sof... »
How can Santa deliver so many Christmas presents in such a short time? A question every child has asked, perhaps the first step in doubting Santa Claus’ existence. Can new technology be the answer to ... »
In today’s news, Finland will carry out an experiment with universal basic income. The idea that the state should provide a small income for all citizens is popular in tech ideology. Robots will put u... »