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Technology Saves the World

Marc Andreessen

We are coming out of COVID years early, with much preserved, compared to what we had any right to expect. And overwhelming credit goes to the tech industry.

A Marshall Plan to Solve the Global Vaccine Shortfall

Caleb Watney

While COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. are continuing apace, calls are growing for a more ambitious strategy to rapidly vaccinate the entire world, and especially in developing nations. Legal proceedings around this issue were trigger...

How the Great Zoom Migration Upended the Housing Market

Alex Rampell

By decoupling employment from location, COVID has spurred one of the most profound changes in real estate in the last 100 years. The effects are far-reaching.

What We Learned Doing Fast Grants

Patrick Collison, Tyler Cowen, and Patrick Hsu

We launched an abnormally fast source of emergency science funding during COVID-19. The results revealed the strength and weakness in current funding models.

The World Game

Bruno Macaes

Technology is the set of rules that now governs global shifts. The task for builders and technologists is to discover all possibilities contained therein.

The Silicon in Silicon Valley, Again

Dan Wang

Software is fashionable, but we need more than software to reshape our physical world. To build more, we have to prize manufacturing as more meaningful work.

Semiconductor Shortage and the Global Supply Chain Squeeze

Frank Chen and Zoran Basich

Frank Chen of a16z covers the bigger picture of the chip shortage that has led to stalled production for major U.S. automakers.

Anatomy of a Hack: SolarWinds and Ripples Beyond

Steven Adair, Joel de la Garza, and Sonal Chokshi

The ripple effects of the SolarWinds hack, one of the largest publicly known hacks of all time, are only now starting to be felt.

Textiles as Tech, Science, Math, Culture, or Civilization

Virginia Postrel and Sonal Chokshi

The story of textiles — and of technology — is a universally human story, woven from countless threads and wires.

Section 230, Content Moderation, Free Speech, the Internet

Mike Masnick and Sonal Chokshi

This episode covers the tricky but important topic of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.