Category: Think it Through
The economics of attention are an increasingly sharp investment—so long as you’re on the right side of the equation.
Into the vacuum left by Brazil's broken lending and education systems step young, low-income YouTubers who make financial literacy fun.
The world's leading investors agree it's a factor. A climate change journalist checks their accounting.
Sex sells. Unless it’s women’s sexual pleasure. Then, suddenly, everyone's a prude.
The Radical x Change movement asks: What if we spent votes like we spend money?
Educational software is making kids Grade A consumers. But it’s missing the opportunity to teach them about money.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people apply for one of the 65,000 visas available to for-profit companies, which are doled out via a random lottery system.
From satellite constellations to asteroid mining, trillions of dollars are up for grabs in the new space race.
Finance, like wine, is fairly straightforward. The complexity comes when people get involved.
New biomedical techniques are leading to unimaginable breakthroughs and leaving researchers racing to keep up.
Carl Jung once suggested that in every sane man hides a lunatic. As our algorithms become more like ourselves, it is getting easier to hide.
From Alexa to self-driving cars, emotion-detecting technologies are becoming ubiquitous—but they rely on out-of-date science.
Finding work-life balance while toiling in the modern office remains a challenge—especially in the United States, the only developed nation in the world that does not require paid family leave.
There are immediate challenges that need to be addressed if AI technology is going to be harnessed in an ethical, responsible way.
In this rarely-seen side of the gig economy, we follow Taobao model Pin’er through a fairly typical 13-hour work day.
Symmetry has the unusual distinction that it is fundamental both to the way the world works and to the extent to which we are capable of understanding it.
The trouble with math is not, after all, the equations, or the computations. It’s the feelings it engenders.
Can AlphaGo teach us anything substantive about financial markets? The principles of the financial markets are more qualitative and mysterious than games. Still, there are rules. And parameters. And these can be learned.
Space is at a premium in the subway. Ads are a reality. So why are we all so bent out of shape over the PolicyGenius ads?
The greater the amount of information that circulates, the more we rely on so-called reputational devices to evaluate it.
From company towns to the gig economy, ways of thinking about our relationship with work are shifting.
Algorithms should not be allowed to fail quietly. Promises of a better future need to be accompanied, or preceded, by promises of better algorithmic recipes.
In the struggle to maintain control over personal data, we often sacrifice sovereignty for convenience.
Corporations, non-profits, governments, universities and even preschools test, score and hire the best. This all but guarantees not creating the best team.
For technology to keep up, it has to think like a person again.
Coyotes can change the world. Coyotes WILL change the world. But not if they misplay the meta-game. Not if they hang out with raccoons.
It is no wonder that some of my students are doubtful that philosophers have anything useful to say about science.