Mark Bunting

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My Book: World After Capital (Rough Draft)

After frequently mentioning in person and here on Continuations that I am working on a book, I am excited to announce that a first rough draft …

Want a Better Pitch? Watch This.

by Andy Raskin<p>Three weeks ago, the CMO of a San Francisco startup backed by A-list investors emailed me about her new sales deck.<p>“It lacks oomph,” …

5 ideas for renovating democracy

Moving house is often the time to make a change. Some people start recycling more or throw away jeans that no longer fit. But one forthcoming move …

TV vs. the Internet: Who Will Win?

Television Is the New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media in the Digital Age<p>by Michael Wolff<p>Portfolio/Penguin, 212 pp., $26.95<p>Over the …

CIO Explainer: What Is Blockchain?

By<p>Steven Norton<p>Steven Norton<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@steven_norton<p>steven.norton@wsj.com<p>Sign up here for The Morning Download, and get the most important news in business technology emailed to you each weekday morning.<p>Known by many as the technology underpinning the bitcoin digital currency, …

Blockchain

Age of Abundance: How the Content Explosion will Invert the Media Industry

If you read a list of mankind’s most important or influential inventions, there’s not far you could go without coming across those of Thomas Edison. …

The Future of the Web Looks a Lot Like the Bitcoin Blockchain

To most of the world, Joseph Lubin is a leading thinker in the ever-expanding realm of digital currencies. To me, he was the counterparty in my first …

A Politics For Technology

From a certain perspective, Uber’s surge-pricing, which was again in the headlines this past New Year’s Eve, is easy to defend: the only way to …

The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.<p>One afternoon last December, an assassin on board a K.L.M. flight from Mexico City arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. This was not a business trip: the killer, who was thirty-three, liked to travel, and often documented his journeys around …

It's time to care about the open web

Finally journalists are writing about the problems of silos. It's the big story of tech, but one that never seems to make headlines, even though …

Apple Versus Google

In the past two weeks, executives from both Apple and Google have taken the stage at the Moscone Center, in San Francisco, to pump up their troops, their developer corps, and the media. What struck me first in this technology lollapalooza was how similar the events were. Leading the onstage …

Death Is Optional

A Conversation:Yuval Noah Harari, Daniel Kahneman[3.4.15]<i>Once you really solve a problem like direct brain-computer interface ... when brains and</i> …

Relentless: Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills chases a killer

<b>The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in Eatonton,</b> halfway between Macon and Athens, could pass for a public bathhouse on the beach at Jekyll Island. …

Robot panic peaked in 2015 – so where will AI go next?

This year experts from Elon Musk to Stephen Hawking warned about the havoc robots could cause the economy and humanity. How do we ensure machines are friends rather than foes?<p>Ever since IBM’s Deep Blue defeated then world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game contest in May 1997, humanity has …

Machine ethics: The robot’s dilemma

Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence

Write Like You Talk

October 2015<p>Here's a simple trick for getting more people to read what you write: write in spoken language.<p>Something comes over most people when they …

Resist and Thrive

<i>Last week I gave this talk at Web Summit in Dublin. It’s a first-draft of thoughts that I felt compelled to share in a room of entrepreneurs and</i> …

Why ISIS has the potential to be a world-altering revolution – Scott Atran

​​​​​‘Virtue, without which terror is destructive; terror, without which virtue is impotent. Terror is only justice prompt, severe and inflexible; it …

Devils, Deals and the DEA — ProPublica

For 14 months, the first thing Dave Herrod, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, did every morning was boot up his laptop and …

San Diego

Product management is the new journalism

“In 2016, media organizations and journalism schools will begin to comprehend and define product management and embrace it as a relevant and critical career path. Shouldn’t people in these roles be trained to have the storytelling, ethical, and legal mindset of a media professional?”<p>New roles have …

The Content Marketing Handbook

A 30,000+ word blog post about how to write about information and make it spread. And something new from us: The Priceonomics Data Studio.

Chris Christie: ‘Iran is a Greater Threat Than ISIS’

The New Jersey governor on foreign policy, Marco Rubio, and the fine art of ball breaking.<p>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the semi-resurgent candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, came to Washington last week to address members of the Council on Foreign Relations (the …

Political Science

Confirmed: Black Holes are Magnetism-Powered Eating Machines

The long list of unanswered questions about black holes contains one particularly surprising item: How do they eat? Unlike many of the riddles that …

The Doomsday Invention

Will artificial intelligence bring us utopia or destruction?<p>I. Omens<p>Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a <i>Times</i> best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial intelligence by the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who holds an appointment at Oxford. Titled “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, …

Why It’s OK to Block Ads

Over the past couple of months, the practice of ad blocking has received heightened ethical scrutiny. (1,2,3,4)If you’re unfamiliar with the term, …

If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy

As government agencies and tech companies develop more and more intrusive means of watching and influencing people, how can we live free lives?<p><b>I</b> knew we’d bought walnuts at the store that week, and I wanted to add some to my oatmeal. I called to my wife and asked her where she’d put them. She was …

The Operating Model That Is Eating The World

Today’s fastest growing, most profoundly impactful companies are using a completely different operating model<p>Tesla, the fastest-growing stock in the …

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