Are digital cosmopolitans ruling or ruining the world?

Ethan Zuckermann, Director of Civic Media MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

We all seem to effortlessly communicate across gulfs and thus engage with global issues, from politics, to war, to climate change. We imagine ourselves living lives that are not limited by boundaries and cultures. We are digital cosmopolitans or “citizens of the universe” – always on, always connected. It is … Read More

Will Google Ara fail?

With the Google Ara modular smartphone, Google wants to reach five billion people. But who are these five billion, who would buy such a smartphone? Looked at more closely, Google’s business plan may turn out to be a possible miscalculation. By the beginning of 2015, it will be already there, … Read More