China's tech scene is a relatively young one with enormous potential. The talent pool is deep, and in a country whose burgeoning middle class is almost as big as the entire U.S. population, investor interest is high. Chinese tech giants are some of the most valuable companies in the world — Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu — giving entrepreneurs who hope to create the next big company a model to aspire to.
Israel has experienced an interesting phenomenon in its ecosystem in the last few years: startups have begun scaling up, instead of selling out, in the hopes of becoming the next multinational company worth $1 billion, or a “unicorn."
Power to the people. That's the promise of Olafur Eliasson's Little Sun Charge Kickstarter campaign, which has already more than tripled its funding goal of €50,000, with weeks left to go. The renowned Danish-Icelandic artist is working with engineer Frederik Ottesen, aiming to empower ...
From the outside, it may look like Esther Dyson is used to predicting the future. As an angel investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Dyson's career has rested on her ability to spot the next big innovation and then to invest her time and money into the company that's making it happen.
For much of existence, Homo sapiens have labored to simply survive. Now, centuries after technological and biomedical breakthroughs, humans can edit the human genome, print 3D body organs, and walk with the support of an exoskeleton. Bioethicists today face new quandaries: Where should we draw the line on what makes us human? How long should humans live? If a technology is useful for improving human biology, should it be used? But a transhumanist would argue that these are the wrong questions to ask.