Sometimes tech changes things, and sometimes people change tech. This week, we've got a little bit of both.
Watch a futuristic sci-fi flick and you'll likely see buildings that look like spaceships. Thanks to the likes of Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook, those buildings are now reality.
Ask five people how tech is shaping the economy and you'll get five different answers. Robert Kuttner explores the question through the prism of TaskRabbit.
What's the value of a Facebook fan? Burger King pondered that question, then decided to ditch a ton of its fans.
Snark is a pervasive force on the web... but snark isn't as black and white as positivity and negativity. It's more complex than that, and to understand snark, we have to understand smarm.
Terminator. 1984. A Space Odyssey. As a species, we're pretty terrified of technology (or at least where it's headed). But why are we so fearful?
That's all for this week. Enjoy- and, as always, Links is available as a readlist should you care to download this week's reads to your iOS or Android device, Kindle, or Readmill.