India’s Sleeping Tech Giants Are About to Awaken
A weak rupee could be just the push the Big Five need.
Russia Is 4chan, China Is Facebook
Mike Pence’s equation of Beijing’s influence with Moscow’s hacking was misleading and dangerous
The Algorithms of August
The AI arms race won’t be like previous competitions, and both the United States and China could be left in the dust.
The Return of the Pentagon’s Yoda
Can Andrew Marshall, the U.S. military’s longtime oracle, still predict the future?
Google Is Handing the Future of the Internet to China
The company has been quietly collaborating with the Chinese government on a new, censored search engine—and abandoning its own ideals in the process.
The Rise of the Cyber-Mercenaries
What happens when private firms have cyberweapons as powerful as those owned by governments?
The Data Arms Race Is No Excuse for Abandoning Privacy
Tech competition is being used to push a dangerous corporate agenda.
The Real Payoff From Artificial Intelligence Is Still a Decade Off
The robot revolution hasn't started yet.
Ecuador’s All-Seeing Eye Is Made in China
The country's pioneering surveillance and response system is entirely Chinese-built and funded.
America Needs a Blockchain Strategy ASAP
The technology behind cryptocurrency can keep the United States safe—but only if the country takes advantage of its head start.
China’s AI Giants Can’t Say No to the Party
Open debate about the ethics of tech is a strength, not a weakness, of the U.S. system.
Self-Driving Cars Are on the Road to Nowhere
Technology companies have been selling a vision of greener cities and safer roads. It's nothing more than hype.
Closing the Factory Doors
For two centuries, countries have used low-wage labor to climb out of poverty. What will happen when robots take those jobs?
Protect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Robots can actually create jobs — if countries get their trade policies right.
Facing the Future of Work
FP’s editor in chief introduces our July issue on how to adapt to robots, AI, trade wars, and an aging world.
Who Will Care for the Carers?
As populations age, countries will need ever more primary health workers and aides — jobs robots will never do well. So why do we treat these workers so badly?
Then They Came for the Lawyers
Technology has already driven blue-collar workers into the underclass. Professionals may be next.