It's time for the 2014 edition of the state of the world conversation with Bruce Sterling and Jon Lebkowsky. The WELL has hosted this conversation every year since 2000, ranging free through the worlds of technology, design, politics, high and low culture, and fashion.
Government has the opportunity to build the infrastructure for the impact economy -- by clarifying and streamlining regulations as well as standardizing impact measurement --, and then let the industry grow organically.
My colleague Kalev Leetaru recently co-authored this comprehensive study on the various sources and accuracies of geographic information on Twitter. This blog post highlights the most important and relevant findings.
Now that BitCoin is receiving daily attention from the mainstream media and its value has risen to more than 1 thousand million Euros, it maybe a good moment to reflect on what this means and where we might want to go to.