George Orwell’s 1984 is a work of fiction, but the parallels that can be drawn between the author’s dystopian novel and the present, are eerily similar.

Orwell illustrates that, by weakening the independence and strength of individuals’ minds, and forcing them to live in a constant state of propaganda-induced fear…


Born on January 3, 2009, bitcoin is a little over one decade old. Yet a surprising number of people believe this first-generation cryptocurrency is immutable and indestructible. A little over a decade in, and some are proclaiming its the new gold. But with the accelerating growth in quantum computing power…


In recent years the world has progressively been pulled apart by social and geopolitical tensions. Conflict has increased all around the globe, as volatility and uncertainty has become the norm. Much of this discord, according to Neil Howe and William Strauss (authors of Generations and The Fourth Turning), stems from…


Bee populations have been experiencing a sustained level of decline over the last few decades. Because they are essential pollinators that ensure the reproduction of thousands of wild and commercial plant species, the resulting impact on both ecological diversity and crop production, is very concerning. …


3D printed home construction (image by Alfredo Milano, CC BY 2.5)

A new generation of startups are determined to disrupt the housing industry. Innovative early-stage ventures are striving to automate homebuilding with the use of industrial-size 3D printers. Applying 3D printing technology to home construction, they contend, is faster, cheaper and more sustainable than traditional methods.

Could 3D printing help address…


George Gilder, one of the preeminent economic and technological thinkers of the past four decades, believes that decentralization via technologies like blockchain will disrupt cloud computing. In his latest book, Life After Google (2018), he forecasts the decline of closed ecosystems that are based on big data, centralized cloud storage…


Weaponized drones are the new gunpowder. Low cost unmanned aerial vehicles are are changing today’s warfare, the same as gunpowder did in the early second millennium. Drone strikes targeting Armenian forces during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War, methodically destroyed tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and air defense systems, providing a huge advantage…


Lab-cultured meat — a.k.a. clean or cultivated meat — has the potential to disrupt factory farming and replace industrial meat production. Though the concept seems a little strange — somewhat science fiction — its becoming increasingly feasible. Just like your phone doesn’t require a cord and a camera doesn’t require…


A convergence of disruptive technologies is setting the stage for the next evolution in agriculture. State-of-the-art autonomous weeding robots are helping shape a future of sustainable farming. Thanks to advances in autonomous vehicles, robotics, artificial intelligence, and laser technology, autonomous weeders are becoming an economical alternative to the application of…


There’s a Gutenberg Revolution underway for the spoken word. Social platforms like YouTube are attracting a larger and larger share of global media consumption, while mainstream media is leaking market share at an accelerating pace. Traditional media — like cable news channels — are losing public trust and legitimacy with…

Bradley Yakemchuk

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