By Reynold Mascarenhas Sep. 17, 2019
Technology How Millennials Will Script a Happier 2020 on the Internet
As we enter the 2020s, the once-utopian internet is overrun with misinformation, hate speech, and dopamine-boosting algorithms. Hopefully millennials can add online misinformation and business recklessness to things that we’ve destroyed.Add to list
Technology As We Outrage Over the Citizenship Act, a Contentious Data Protection Bill Was Tabled in Parliament
The Data Protection Bill, introduced in Parliament last week, says the government will only ask for non-personal, anonymised data, but come on. We know where this is headed down. It’s no secret that the people in power the world over are happy to have a little more information on their citizens.Add to list
When Millennials Grew Up Goodbye 2010s: Will Social Media Grow Up in the Next Ten Years?
In the 2010s, from gaming social metrics to gaming democracy, the means on social media didn’t matter, ends did. But even as the promised virtual utopia increasingly begins to resemble a dystopia, it’s important to remember that it wasn’t always like this, and it doesn’t have to be in the future.Add to list
Technology Not Yet Buffer-Free! While the World’s Switching to 5G, India Might Still be Stuck With 4G
Our telecom industry is still reeling under fees from the 4G spectrum allocation. When Vodafone-Idea – a merger between a global telecom giant and one of India’s most successful legacy companies – says it might need to shut shop, you know there won’t be too many Indian executives googling “How to buy 5G spectrum.”Add to list
Technology YouTube, TikTok, Live Cricket: Will the Mobile Tariff Hike Deprive the Poor of Everyday Entertainment?
A rise in mobile tariff might not impact you and me. I’d be more mindful of downloads and use WiFi more often. But it’s going to hit the watchman, whose shift is made tolerable with YouTube, and the rickshawallah whose long rides are made less dreary because of live cricket commentary, hard.Add to list