Topic: technology

A Roadmap for Restoring the American Dream

by Walter Isaacson
— For our nation to power through our next great revolution, we need to reinvent America as an innovation hub. We need to recognize that education is the greatest talent engine we possess and use collaboration to multiply those talents. Read more

Everyone Has a Meaningful Place in the New Economy

— In the midst of all our transformation and upheaval, the one thing that hasn’t changed is the fundamental belief that has driven this country since its inception: that the American Dream should be within reach for everyone. Read more

The Endless Possibilities of the Whitewater World

by John Seely Brown
— In welcoming a class of graduates to a life of entrepreneurial learning, the legendary technology visionary outlines the challenges and opportunities of living in a world where the information flow around us forms the context we all must understand to survive and thrive. Read more

The Price of Genius

by Walter Isaacson
— Alan Turing was the seminal theorist behind the notion of a universal computer. He was part of the secret team that broke the German wartime codes, and he framed the most fundamental question of the computer age: Can machines think? Read more

The Great Connectors

by Walter Isaacson
— Just as the Industrial Revolution was driven by combining the steam engine with ingenious machinery, the Digital Revolution has been driven by two great innovations: the personal computer and the Internet.  Together, they shifted influence from an old establishment to a new one led by the pioneers of technology, information, and entertainment. Read more

Where Does Innovation Come From?

by Walter Isaacson
— We live in the age of computers, but few of us know who invented them. Because most of the pioneers were part of collaborative teams working in wartime secrecy, they aren't as famous as an Edison, Bell or Morse. Read more

Robots with the Heads in the Clouds

by Ken Goldberg
— A new generation of robots will use wireless networking, big data, machine learning, open-source, and the Internet of Things to improve how they assist us in tasks from driving to housekeeping to surgery. Read more