Did Big Tech Save the World From an Even Bigger Economic Meltdown?
It helped, but the countries that fared best had other factors at play.
The Pandemic May Change Remittances—for the Better
Long denominated in cash, payments back to home countries are finally going digital.
The Global Vaccine Rollout Is Failing—and That Puts Everyone, Everywhere, In Danger
The selfish reasons the United States and Europe must help poor countries deal with COVID-19.
Getting Biden to Love Tech
It can help solve many of his problems, yet so far, Biden has distanced himself from the sector. That has to change.
The Vaccine Has a Serious Side Effect—A Positive One
It could make 2021 the year Americans rediscover science.
Washington Needs a Cybersecurity Overhaul
When they enter office, Biden and Harris must make up for lost ground.
The Peril of Persuasion in the Big Tech Age
Persuasion is essential to society and democracy, but we need new rules governing how companies can harness it.
Make Surveillance Capitalists Pay Their Dues
Congressional action has typically left big tech firms intact, instead mandating that they improve access for all consumers. Washington should stick to that model.
If You Want to Keep Talent Out of China, Invest at Home
Retaining the U.S. advantage needs funding, not xenophobia.
Big Brother Turns Its Eye on Refugees
Biometrics have crept into humanitarian aid, but the systems may disadvantage women who need help most.
The Greenback Needs a Digital Makeover
To preserve the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, the United States can’t let China get ahead on cryptocurrency.
China Isn’t the Only Problem With 5G
The network has plenty of other security weaknesses, including ones the United States doesn’t want to fix since they help its own surveillance efforts.
The U.S.-Chinese Trade War Just Entered Phase 2
Its next chapter will be fought through export and import controls, investment restrictions, and sanctions—and the United States should prepare itself now.
The United States Needs a Strategy for Artificial Intelligence
Without one, it risks missing out on all the technology’s benefits—and falling behind rivals such as China.
Artificial Intelligence Isn’t an Arms Race
And by treating it like one, the United States could miss out on its real potential.
The True Story of the Genetically Modified Superfood That Almost Saved Millions
The imperiled birth—and slow decline—of Golden Rice.
China Could Be the Big Winner of Saudi Arabia’s Race to Become a Tech Hub
Beijing is a natural partner to fast and cheap development, but Riyadh should be wary of alienating its allies.