Antony Funnell

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18 Oct 2015

Search engines aren’t all that big on serendipity, the algorithms that drive them are programmed to match like for like.

Fostering a chance discovery is the last thing they’re designed to do. But does that literal and linear approach stifle creativity?

And —as...



2 Sep 2015

Uber and other large technology firms have received their share of both good and bad press for 'disrupting' traditional business models. But what if the game is much larger and these companies are a threat to capitalism itself?

Public discussion about the dramatic rise...


30 Aug 2015

Public discussion about the dramatic rise of UBER is often themed as a titanic struggle between old-fashioned expensive taxi companies and a new digital upstart. UBER usually comes out on top because it's new, cool and part of the ‘sharing economy’.

But legal academic...


16 Nov 2014

Imagine a city where everything from the cars to the street lights to the traffic bridges are connected. Where censors and beacons pepper the urban environment.

Imagine a city where all of those internet-connected objects are networked, giving the metropolis a second layer of...


11 Nov 2014


Americans have a long history of predicting the demise of their nation, only to be proven wrong. However, with a gridlocked government and the rise of China, some observers believe the United States may actually be entering a period of long-term decline....

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