Author makes an interesting point that "online privacy" sounds great, but it's tricky since what we mean by "private" isn't crystal clear, and privacy can be at odds with competition, which we also want.
Whoa. AI making major contributions to science by predicting protein folding. The author is careful not to over promise, but this seems like a potential catalyst for major advancements in drug development and disease treatment.
Oh, good the ol' "Uber drivers are employees" argument again! We just did this in California for about a year...
The binary labeling here (employee or not) is not useful. We need a 3rd classification that works for these businesses and gig workers.
Importantly, in the US, a lot of this comes down to health care, mostly because we do not provide universal healthcare. So somehow we seem inclined to force companies to solve the problem. That's also missing the point in a huge way.
Feels like this article belongs on ReadUp, as it highlights many of the values of "deep literacy". That said, the evidence for a decline in the portion of the population capable of deep literacy is weak, and blaming that on the iPhone seems like a rehash of rebukes of most technologies since the newspaper.