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Top Ten Technology Stories Of 2018

1/07/2019

By Peter High. Published in Forbes.

There were a great many long-form technology articles of note in 2018 covering technology trends and companies and individuals who shaped them. Here are ten that caught my eye that I hope you will enjoy.

Is the World Getting Better or Worse? A Look at the Numbers

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Harvard psychologist and author, Steven Pinker, analyzes recent data on homicide, war, poverty, pollution and more and comes to conclusion that we are doing better on each front and on many others compared to just 30 years ago. He notes, “We will never have a perfect world, and it would be dangerous to seek one. But there’s no limit to the betterments we can attain if we continue to apply knowledge to enhance human flourishing.” In a year that included so much providing reasons to feel a bit pessimistic, this is a good pick-me-up…with data to back it up.

Inside the New Industrial Revolution

Wall Street Journal

At the 2016 World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab asserted that the world is entering the fourth industrial revolution. Since then, the impact of digital technologies like the mobile internet, automation, and AI has only accelerated. This WSJ report visualizes many of the trade-offs between the new and the old economy while highlighting many of the surprising ways that the digital economy is growing.

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