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“Stone Money” on This Pacific Island is History’s First Public Ledger

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Yap, Micronesia, also known as the Island of Stone Money, is a 40 square-mile island just 500 miles southwest of Guam in the Southern Pacific Ocean. It rests 9.5 degrees north of the equator...
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Rogue genome editing twists DNA ethics

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Genome editing is on the cutting edge of science. It’s also morally questionable and possibly illegal in many jurisdictions. Despite that, a Chinese scientist announced that he edited the genomes of two human embryos to...
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Working from Home — When your parents don’t understand that you have a ‘real’ job.

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It’s dismissive to say the least to be unable to acknowledge the opportunities modern technology has allowed us young folks to build careers we wouldn’t have imagined could exist Ten Years ago. It’s been a while...
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Is America on the Brink of Collapse?

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The Coronavirus outbreak could be the straw that broke the camels back Lockdown has led to pockets of protests across America. Armed protestors went as far as gathering in Michigan’s state capital demanding an end to...
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Ethical Robots Are a Naive Illusion for Programmers?

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Ethics programmed into robots may not solve the problems we face at work, in healthcare, or in wartime. The relations between rhetoric and ethics are disturbing: the ease with which language can be twisted is worrisome,...
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How the NFL Encourages Fair Competition

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The NFL shows how a closed market increases competition while a free market only works for a dominant minority The NFL draft may feel a little different this year due to Covid-19 but the rules...
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What would Honest Abe do now?

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“The time is ripe, and rotten-ripe, for change; then let it come.” ~ James Russell Lowell During the time I was a postgraduate student at Georgetown University, I would often visit the Lincoln Memorial, and reflect....
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The 1960s Hippie Movement and How It Gave Rise to Silicon Valley

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There’s probably not a person in the world that doesn’t associate Silicon Valley with major technological enterprise – most of us associate the area with big-time tech developers like Google and Apple. But what was...
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On Artificial Intelligence and Surveillance Capitalism

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Intro: From Super-Elixer to Dangerous Dark Art Big Tech, which is always now: AI-fueled Big Tech, has made shopping, searching, connecting to friends on your preferred platforms astonishingly easy. Which is why the masses, including...
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Financial Crimes, Compliance and COVID-19

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Illicit actors exploiting the vulnerabilities of global economic strains and interrupted supply chains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have, effectively, created a perfect storm of fraudulent schemes and money laundering. “The World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund...
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How to Not Be Creepy While Using Employee Data in Workforce Management

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Tech companies (ab)using personal data is today’s 1984. And while Facebook is at the forefront of our outrage, a growing industry in the HR Tech space is also experiencing challenges overcoming the creepiness factor...
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Hurtle diversity barriers with eyes wide open

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Women in tech is one of Tiffany Horan’s passions, starting as host of Women in Tech Chat on Twitter. She is also a growth hacker and engagement manager at humane product company Mudita and...
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Innovation or just insanity?

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It’s a screen within a screen, packed into another screen; incase you missed the previous screens. Because more screens, that’s why! It’s “Innovation”. “Hey You, You like screens?” Here you go, we made a phone with screen of...
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Virtual Wealth Management with Forward-Thinking Advisors in a Post COVID World

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Covid-19 is by no means a thing of the past with the number of cases continually rising across the world, but I do believe we're beginning to deal with it better. We're adapting. After...
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Transformers- A Metaphorical Analysis of the Modern-day Corporatism

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Corporation and humanity are as different as apples and oranges, as the former is a thing with distinct and independent existence, where the latter the element of living biped mammalian. Corporations are entities and...
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Infographic: Power to the People

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Globally, more than 8 in ten people believe the world should be powered with green energy, but just 3% of the world’s energy consumption comes from renewables. Today, oil, coal, and natural gas are...
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Mass Crypto Adoption – why we’re not there…yet

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A few weeks ago, the Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong predicted that a whopping 1 billion people will be using cryptocurrencies in the next five years. If his prediction materializes, it would mean that we...
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Technological Disruption and the Future of Jobs

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As the technological disruption & automation gathers pace with every passing day so does the debate on the issue of jobs being taken away from humans to machines. Although there is some merit to...
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Admit when you’re wrong.

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Great leadership requires a solid foundation of self-esteem. It’s not the ones that are always wrong that we need to be worried about, it’s the ones that believe they never can be. Believing what you say,...
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Anti-vaxxers take-home message from Coronavirus

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The vaccine is a biological agent designed to produce actively acquired resistance to a specific infectious agent. It characteristically comprises a factor that, in part, resembles a microorganism. The alleged feature is either a...