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THE PLAYLIST

MARIAROSARIA TADDEO / OXFORD UNIVERSITY, DIGITAL ETHICS LAB

A smart list of startups, literature and more.

Editorial by Mariarosaria Taddeo

Or is it already dead?

Banking is Dying

The ways in which we relate ourselves to wealth is being contorted in distinctly different ways. The march of technological change is disrupting how we view banks themselves, new faces on the scene look to revamp the industry entirely and shifts in customer behaviours are forcing wealth management services to undergo an existential crisis in what they offer. How will this play out? Let's find out.

By maize.

Long Story Short

What is the Future of Sex?

Sex and the ways in which we become intimate are changing, but for better or for worse?

By maize.

Putting the Human back into Human Resources

Employees Are Not Assets

How can Human Resources continue to justify its name when it is repeatedly characterized by figures, statistics, and testing? In short, it can’t, but there is another way.

By Lucy Adams

The Mediator Between the Head and the Hands Must be the Heart

Bringing the Soul into the Future

Benjamin Butler, the founder of the Emerging Future Institute, writes his thoughts on which ideas we should keep close to our hearts in the years ahead.

By Benjamin Butler

The Future Won't Be For Everyone To Enjoy

Marx My Words

We spoke to the co-founder of the Elite Educational Institute China, Haisong Tang, on what his next moonshot is and how it will help ensure a more desirable future.

By Haisong Tang

Slash and Burn

Self-Disruption as Innovation

With almost twenty year's experience at Adobe, Sebastian Shaw has witnessed first hand how companies must sometimes reinvent themselves in order to survice.

By Sebastian Shaw

Why Corporates Are Often Disappointed By Startups

Open Irritation

On paper, the disappointment experienced by corporations when they undergo open innovation is dismaying – yet the solution to this problem is already well within the corporate's reach.

By Robert Neivert

How AI will Create Jobs

I work therefore I am

Is AI going to be a breaker, or a maker, of the jobs market?

By Guido van Nispen

E-Citizenry

Crafting Virtual Nations

Do we need nation states? Examining other possibilities in the digital era.

By Stan Stalnaker

Long Story Short

What is Asteroid Mining?

As the increasing demand for on-earth natural resources is set to reach the dead end of their finiteness, what seemed to be a harebrained idea meant for science fiction might end up being crucial to our future as a species.

By maize.

True Leaders are Redundant

Théorie de la liberté

An American diplomat meets a French diplomat and says. “We have invented a new approach, it’s incredible, and it works in practice.” The French diplomat replies, “That’s great, but does it work in theory?”

By Isaac Getz

Mix It Up

Designing Systems Through Diversity

Innovation is the name of the game today. But you can’t have innovation without diversity, which acts as a kind of vehicle for progress and our only way of reaching our desirable futures. In this sense, diversity is the fuel for the grand design and charges the entire process. Let me explain.

By Martin Wezowski