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Bill Gates is gone and the dot-com era is over: It’s only the end of the beginning

AS FACEBOOK turns ten, and with Bill Gates stepping down as Microsoft chairman, it feels like something is drawing to an end. But if so, it is only the end of the technological revolution’s beginning. Continue reading

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Our digital technologies prove that freedom is more than just a rallying cry

Freedom isn’t just a rallying call, it is a practical way to transform the world for the better. Letting people make their own choices scorns the arrogance of narrow elites, preferring instead the riches found in every individual’s contribution. That seismic shift opens huge, untapped reserves of human potential. Continue reading

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Bitcoin is a lesson in how networks can supercharge innovation economies

BITCOIN has had a turbulent week. This experiment in digital money has yet to prove it can be more than a toy for investors with nerves of steel. But people write off its parabolic rise too easily. Bitcoin’s volatility should make you wary, but its roaring price increases also arguably illustrate how value can exponentially increase as a network grows in size. Continue reading

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