I'm thrilled to be living during the greatest revolution in technology and communications in human history. A hundred years from now, historians will be fascinated to look back and wonder what it was like to live during this time of such sweeping transformations in life, work, and culture.
The rise of the internet is democratizing the flow of information in ways that are empowering citizens, students, entrepreneurs, thinkers, creators, and workers in virtually every industry. As a result, it's now much more difficult for small groups of people to control markets or oppress their fellow citizens. If you have a great idea or a better way of doing things, you can now quickly and inexpensively share it with the world. And, if enough people gravitate to it, then you can start a business, create an industry, change a policy, topple a corrupt regime, or start a cultural phenomenon.
That's the stuff I love to talk about, think about, and write about. I'm especially interested in the revolutions in science, technology, and media.
I work in the internet division of CBS as the Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic across the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. I write about the game-changing technologies, companies, and products that are transforming how we live and work in the 21st century, and you can find a few samples of my work below.
On my own time, I love walking, hiking, and photography—and I treasure the moments with my family above all things.
My stories on TechRepublic, ZDNet, and CNET
- When robots eliminate jobs, humans will find better things to do
- Apple's first employee: The remarkable odyssey of Bill Fernandez
- 3D bioprinter to reproduce human organs, change the face of healthcare: The inside story
- How Israel is rewriting the future of cybersecurity and creating the next Silicon Valley
- Yes, Blockchain could reverse the course of civilization and upend the world's most powerful companies
- Louisville to co-create a smart city with its citizen scientists
- Who will have the courage to build the future again?
- Can Google survive its blind faith in the algorithm?
- Steve Jobs' 100-year legacy: Humanizing technology
- IT's new role: Build a digital society worthy of our descendants
- The next decade in tech: Three defining forces to watch
- Five future technologies I can't wait for
- Ford is now a 'personal mobility' company: How the comeback kids are riding tech to a new destiny
- 7 Chinese companies that will shape the future of the tech industry: My week in Beijing
- Why free university 42 breaks all the rules for educating engineers, and is coming to the US
- Apple Car: Two big factors open the door for a disruptor
- iPhone and Surface: The moment Apple and Microsoft diverged
- IBM: The greatest innovator you never hear about?
- Four more industries about to be transformed by the Internet
- The future of IT will be reduced to three kinds of jobs
- If you want to innovate like Da Vinci, education is overrated
- How to kill innovation, in five easy steps
- The Tale of Steve Jobs and the Five Dragons
- How Google became the George Washington of the Internet
Follow the Geeks
In 2016, I co-authored Follow the Geeks, a book profiling 10 digital innovators and the future of work. The project itself was an innovation experiment aimed at reimagining books for the digital age by combining the power of crowdfunding and serial publishing. You can find the book in three formats: