Can Silicon Valley Find God?

Spirituality, whether pursued via faithfulness, tradition or sheer exploration, is a way of connecting with something larger than oneself. It is perhaps no surprise that tech companies have discovered that they can be that “something” for their employees. Who needs God when we’ve got Google? Read More Here

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The US Needs To Get Back To Making Chips

American innovation from smartphones to search engines to gene sequencing, is built on a foundation of impossibly intricate, perfectly etched silicon. But few of those semiconductors are actually made in the US. Only 12 percent of chips sold worldwide were made in the US in 2019, down from 37 percent in 1990. Read More Here

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China Is Killing Its Tech Golden Goose

The Communist Party of China’s crackdown on ride-hailing firm Didi over supposed data-security concerns seems to be just the beginning of a wider campaign to assert control over the country’s thriving tech sector. Foreign investors hoping that Chinese leaders will realise their folly and reverse course should think again. Read More Here

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The Missing Chips

The supply of semiconductors was at risk long before the pandemic, and the virus is only partly to blame for today’s shortages. One of the biggest culprits was a sudden shift in U.S. trade policy. Read More Here

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Techno-Feudalism Is Taking Over

The claim that capitalism is being toppled by a new economic mode comes on the heels of many premature forecasts of capitalism’s demise, especially from the left. But this time it may well be true, and the signs that it is have been visible for a while. Read More Here

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Biden’s Plan to Cooperate With Europe On Tech

Biden came to Europe with a clear sense of the geopolitics of technology—the logic of great-power competition and, in particular, the struggle between democratic and authoritarian technology… But the logic of great-power competition and its technological valences have not gained universal traction beyond U.S. shores. Read More Here

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India Draws A Line In The 5G Sand

The deployment of 5G, the next generation of wireless technology, has become a priority around the world. India, of course, does not wish to be left behind in the race to build the infrastructure that could have an economic impact exceeding $1 trillion by 2035 in India alone, according to government estimates. Read Here | […]

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