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This is not your great-grandfather’s industrial revolution

Editorial  We had a quite extraordinary response this week to an article outlining Foxconn’s replacement of 60,000 jobs with robots. What society will do in the wake of automation and AI is currently among the hottest tech topics, and as I write, the former CEO of MacDonald’s – the poster-child for mass consumer economics –… Read More


Maybe it’s time to rethink tech sector monopolies

Last week the UK’s culture secretary John Whittingdale supported the transformation of the BBC’s iPlayer service into a Brit-centric Netflix rival, prompting me to wonder whether we need yet another candidate avid to co-opt the global streaming market which Netflix has aggressively sought to dominate in the past three years. In the case of the… Read More