Payments, Technology, and a Curve with a Kink in It

Payments, Technology, and a Curve with a Kink in It

I spoke recently with Bill Barhydt, the IT professional who holds the distinction of having given the first ever TED talk on Bitcoin. He gave that talk back in February 2012, when a Bitcoin would sell for $2 and few knew what the heck it was. This year, he […]

 

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Hugh Herr:   The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature’s own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his […]

 

Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines

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As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson — it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us […]

 

5 TED Talks Every CEO Should Watch

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On a mission to better humankind, TED challenges the world’s most remarkable people to come on stage and give the talk of their lives in less than twenty minutes. Inspiring, funny, motivational and educational, these messages are well worth the watch for anyone hoping to improve in their personal […]

 

Robert Gordon: The death of innovation, the end of growth

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The US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries. Are we witnessing the end of growth? Economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can’t […]

 
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