McKinsey predicts 10 technology trends will shape the next decade. These include digital connectivity, distributed infrastructure and next-generation computing.
Nearly 40% of rural Black Americans have no internet at home and the lack of available services and cost contribute to the digital gap.
Connectivity allowed people to learn, socialize and work from home during COVID. But for 3.6 billion people without internet access, all of that was impossible.
New technology can perpetuate historical inequality. Regulation must consider the intergenerational impact of today's decisions in emerging areas like AI.
DPIs connected people with vital services during the pandemic. Building more of these digital highways will boost inclusion and help us achieve the UN SDGs.
A World Economic Forum issue briefing on quantum computing explores the technology, where it's come from and what the future might hold.
Could over-reliance on technology could take away from our cognitive ability? Academics from the University of Toronto explore whether this could be true.
A research team have been exploring how autonomous drones could aid rescue teams searching for people after hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters.
Crypto adoption soared during the pandemic. With the right rules, it could help boost the formal economy and secure financial inclusion on a global scale.
The smartphone market has slowed in recent years, with shipments of Apple, Samsung and others at 1,292 million units in 2020, its lowest total since 2013.
The metaverse is a concept from science fiction that many people in the technology industry envision as the successor to today’s internet.
Tim Berners-Lee published the world's first website in August 1991. Today there are more than 1.8 billion websites - and the number is increasing fast.
A Planetary Astronomer has created an animation that demonstrates gravitational pull in our solar system, by showing the time it takes a ball to drop from 1,000 meters.
IoT security solutions can solve one problem but create others, causing mixed feelings among researchers about certain efforts to tackle connectivity risk.