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Government is a technology, so fix it like one

The Roman Empire, the Iroquois Confederacy and the United States of America are human inventions as surely as airplanes, computers, and contraception. Technology is how we do things, and political ins

Immigrant founders, smartphone growth, SEO tactics, SoftBank’s financials, and AR tech

How an immigration crackdown is hurting UK startups Our European correspondent Natasha Lomas spent the past few weeks investigating what’s been happening to immigrant founders and tech talent in the

How to see our world in a new light

Startups are ultimately vessels of speculation, of new products, new markets, and innovations the world has never seen. While data and information are important components for exploring the frontiers

Technology and tyranny, lying to ourselves and Spotify’s $1B repurchase

Yuval Noah Harari, the noted author and historian famed for his work Sapiens, wrote a lengthy piece in The Atlantic entitled “Why Technology Favors Tyranny” that is quite interesting. I don’t wa

Novelist Eliot Peper talks about fiction as a foreign country

This week on the Technotopia podcast I talked to Eliot Peper, the author of the cyberpunk novel Cumulus. Peper talked about the value of science fiction as travel for the mind. He has been an entrepre

An excerpt from Eliot Peper’s cyberpunk novel Cumulus

Eliot Peper has been lauded as the heir to William Gibson’s throne. He is a writer and entrepreneur based in San Francisco and is latest book, Cumulus, has become an online hit. The energy of hi