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Innovation

Alphabet: Google’s Not-So-Secret Plot to Do Good and Save the World

Larry Page, CEO of the company formerly known as Google, once suggested that rather than leaving his wealth to charity he may just give it to Elon Musk. He believed in Musk’s vision of a manned mission to Mars “to back up humanity.” “That’s a company,” he said, “and...

Are We Entering a Post-Work World?

What are we to do with all of these cheap humans? In a 10,000 word cover story for The Atlantic, Derek Thompson envisions a post-work future where technology and capital has largely displaced labor. Joblessness is already a slow-moving vice on the poor and...

9 Reasons Why Pope Francis’ Encyclical Is Really About Technology

Pope Francis’ new encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, is actually a reflection on technology. The human origins of what the Pope calls an “ecological crisis” are grounded in what he terms a “technocratic paradigm” that orders our earthly actions. There...