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Ideas

Checkout this section for Articles & Videos published about different Ideas for future advancements in various industries.

Checkout this section for Articles & Videos published about different Ideas for future advancements in various industries.

VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups

The pandemic has proven the need for new technologies that can radically change online learning models. But investors are more interested in existing platforms.


Biden Must Repair—and Reinvigorate—Tech Diplomacy

The administration’s nomination of Antony Blinken is a good start. But mending the damage of the past four years will require a complete reorientation.


The AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Data Isn't Up to Snuff

There's been even more good news this week, this time from the Oxford-AstraZeneca trials. But a closer look reveals some very shaky science.


How to Have Productive Conversations About Election Misinfo

A holiday guide to navigating the deep swamp of polluted information.


Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism Starts in the Community

Many of the communities most vulnerable to Covid-19 are the ones least willing to get a vaccine. Convincing them may require a peer-to-peer approach.


Masks Help, but We May Never Know How Much

The impact of face coverings is not just unknown, it’s unknowable. Still, uncertainty should be no impediment to action.


Facebook Is Going After Its Critics in the Name of Privacy

The company wants to shut down an academic study of political ad targeting, just as it prepares to reinstate targeted political ads.


This Pandemic Must Be Seen

If we could watch what’s really going on in hospitals, there would be no more complacency.


Are Covid Patients Gasping ‘It Isn’t Real’ As They Die?

An ER nurse’s anecdote of deranged denialism went viral. But when the media caught wind of the story, reporters didn’t do their jobs.


The Timelines of Our Lives

The plot of America is beginning to look a lot like those time travel stories in which society is just one squashed butterfly away from fascism.


Why Isn't Susan Wojcicki Getting Grilled By Congress?

YouTube is a major vector for election and other disinformation. But its CEO isn't with Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey on Capitol Hill today.


The Art That Defied the Last Four, Terrible Years

My mind has slipped anxiously off books and movies since 2016. But as the credits roll on 2020, I’m ready to look back.


The Few, the Tired, the Open Source Coders

The open source movement runs on the heroic efforts of not enough people doing too much work. They need help.


Love the USPS? Join the Infrastructure Appreciation Society!

It's a good time to salute infrastructure, from the postal system to the CDC. Their often invisible work still needs to be tended—and honored.


A Lack of Transparency Is Undermining Pandemic Policy

Official guidance seems handed down from on high, rather than based on studies. That will make it harder to beat Covid-19.


That Pre-Thanksgiving Covid Test Won't Really Keep You Safe

It seems like a simple way to justify holiday gatherings. But the everyone-has-gotten-tested method is utterly absurd.


'Proning' Covid Patients Seems to Save Lives. But How Many?

Hospitalizations for the disease are at their peak, but the death rate is way down. The simple procedure of flipping people over may be an important reason why.


Rebuilding Trump's Broken Global Tech Policy Won't Be Easy

The Biden administration should start by repairing alliances abroad and getting serious about regulation at home.