As we start the next decade, the world is improving in big, important ways. This is truest in parts of the world that need it most.
Silicon Valley sits atop a foundation financed by the American military.
Why, after so long and so much success, would Siemens transform its business? The answer is, in one word, cities.
If it ever existed in the minds of the layperson, the white space between national security and economic prosperity is gone. They are now two parts of one whole.
"We know that security is an endless race"
When presented with new and better information — data — the great leader will eagerly and enthusiastically change her once-strongly held opinion.
If you are one of the more than 3.5 billion people living in a city, your cell phones, camera feeds, applications, and credit card transactions are part of real-time security networks.
In 2018, technology is eating manual labor. This tectonic shift — from manual labor to automation through technology — is most acute in cities, from Pittsburgh to Shanghai.
Across the board, Amazon is a singularly dominant company.
Fake news is a social media term used to discredit journalists and journalism. Disinformation is a more dangerous beast.
Nation-states defined the 20th century. Cities will define the 21st century.
From food delivery via drone to last-mile logistics, Amazon may very well impact city living more than any other major company.