Asia’s infrastructure needs – in areas like power, transportation, housing, sanitation and water – will require US$8 trillion (S$9.83 trillion) of investment within the next decade, says the Asian Development Bank.
In their new e-book, “Hybrid Reality,” the couple argue that the burgeoning forces of worldwide connectedness and shared innovation will open opportunities to all who understand and embrace them.
If technology drives economics -- rather than the reverse -- then we should elevate the notion of geo-technology above that of geopolitics and geo-economics as well. China's superpower rise is directly attributable to its technological strategy of dominating low-cost manufacturing.
Ayesha and Parag Khanna share the thesis of their new e-book, “Hybrid Reality,” as they and Melissa Harris-Perry look at how technology has evolved and become integrated into everyday life on MSNBC.
Technology is granting us the ability to alter our perception of reality, construct multiple representations of ourselves, and have relationships with artificial agents. All of these are simultaneously expanding and destabilizing our sense of self.
Technik is about adaptability: the capacity to harness emerging technologies to improve our circumstances. We will differentiate societies on the basis not of their regime type or income, but of their capacity to harness technology.
Back in 2004, America’s leading humor magazine the Onion ran a story titled “American Robot’s Job Outsourced to Overseas Robot.” The lawnmower assembling 11-year old robot QT2D-7 bitterly complained of not receiving any notice or severance.
The globally mobile entrepreneur will decide where to invest capital and where to live will depend on a city’s ability to be generative, i.e. create a productive, participatory and personalized urban experience.