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NEXT: China’s Social Credit System

David Staley David Staley NEXT: China’s Social Credit System

In his 2003 novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Cory Doctorow’s near-future fictional world features Whuffle, a digital form of social capital. In Doctorow’s world, reputation is the chief form of currency: through a digital app, anyone can discover anyone else’s reputation score. The higher your reputation, the better the products and services […]

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NEXT: Three Scenarios for the Columbus Crew

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Three Scenarios for the Columbus Crew

I was one of the first people who entered Crew Stadium. In the spring of 1999, about a week before the first official game was to be played, the Stadium was opened up to the general public, to walk around and marvel and gaze at. I arrived with my family in tow near the front […]

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The Future of the Air Force’s Science and Technology Strategy

Anne Evans Anne Evans The Future of the Air Force’s Science and Technology Strategy

In September 2017, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Heather Wilson launched an initiative to update the Air Force’s science and technology strategy. Over the course of a year, the Air Force will listen and learn from the scientific community, higher education and business professionals through a series of conversations and outreach events. This meeting […]

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NEXT: What If Organizations Could Run Themselves?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What If Organizations Could Run Themselves?

Those who have been championing blockchain have imagined a myriad of applications beyond cryptocurrency. Recall that a blockchain is a kind of open, digital ledger that is being used to record and verify transactions, and is the technology that makes Bitcoin possible. There are advocates who wish to see blockchain used for other purposes, such […]

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NEXT: Redesigning Plants for Energy, Fuel, Light

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Redesigning Plants for Energy, Fuel, Light

Researchers at MIT recently unveiled a project where they inserted the enzyme that makes fireflies glow into a watercress plant. The result is a plant whose leaves glow for about four hours. At present, the glow produced is quite dim, but the engineers hope that via this technique they can convert the watercress into a […]

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NEXT: What Responsibilities Will We Assign to Machines?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What Responsibilities Will We Assign to Machines?

Sophia’s resume is indeed impressive. In addition to appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s show, Sophia has appeared as a cover model in fashion magazines. She is a regular keynote speaker at high-powered conferences on the subject of artificial intelligence. She was named the world’s first United Nations Innovation Champion by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) […]

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NEXT: A World Without Referees

David Staley David Staley NEXT: A World Without Referees

I first started writing this piece after watching an Ohio State football game where video review overturned what I thought was a rather obvious call that the referees had blown. Big Ten referees seem especially prone to making such bad calls: wouldn’t it be great if the video review were used for every call, taking […]

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