Writer, Futurist, Technology Leader

Alex Salkever

Mark Zuckerberg speaking art F8

Fortune: Facebook, Google, and Twitter Could’ve Prevented the Russian Ads. Why Didn’t They?

Representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google are set to face hostile questionsfrom Congress about how Russia used their platforms to influence U.S. politics. The ...
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Fortune: When Baby Genes Are for Sale, the Rich Will Pay

Designer babies are coming in 20 to 30 years. Your children will be able to select, to some degree, their ...
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Washington Post: How the United States is reinventing itself yet again

We have moved from the Great Recession to the Great Malaise. Despite massive government stimulus, the world’s largest and most ...
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Flint Water Plan

TechCrunch – To Prevent Another Flint Make All Open Data Machine Readable

The lead poisoning of the entire city of Flint, Michigan was preventable and should never have happened. Numerous pundits and ...
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Flippy, a fast-food making robot from Miso Robotics

LinkedIn – Robots Will Eat 3.8 Million Fast Food Jobs: The Question is Not If But When

Meet Flippy, the flagship robot of Pasadena, California company Miso Robotics. Flippy is a kitchen assistant who will man the ...
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LinkedIn – Growing Trouble with Rogue Drones

The Western U.S. is facing a new summer of wildfires and drought. Unfortunately, the planes and brave pilots combatting the ...
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Huffington Post – We Should Absolutely Let the Robots Drive

A Google robot car was pulled over in Mountain View for driving too slowly. Yes, you read that right. The ...
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Alex Salkever has been a technology editor at BusinessWeek, a vice president of marketing at Mozilla, and a visiting scholar at Duke University.

Alex’s Writing Has Appeared In:

Book

Book Cover: Your Happiness Was Hacked

Your Happiness Was Hacked:
Why Tech Is Winning The Battle To Control Your Brain
And How To Fight Back

Vivek Wadhwa & Alex Salkever

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Finalist - FT/McKinsey Book of the Year 2017

“The Driver in the Driverless Car:
How Our Technology Choices Will Create The Future"

Vivek Wadhwa & Alex Salkever

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Tweets from Alex

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I am super excited to be prepping a talk for the @sbjsbd Thought Leaders Event next week in Tahoe. I'm looking at tech trends and just amazed at how crazy tech that seemed impossible is now here. A few more teaser tweets to come. https://t.co/Ksn9uGMPq7 https://t.co/53kmxhuyil
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@nireyal @Kantrowitz I think there are some very useful forms of self-reporting. The type / details of the study matter. If it is, say, pulse studies where they are asked multiple times per day, those tend to be a lot more valid. Also, if they are longitudinal. I don't know the details of these.
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@jennycohn1: The voter data sought by PA’s GOP is exactly the type of data that, in many states (I don’t know about PA), wld give the GOP enough info to rig an election by submitting address changes, deleting voter registrations, or requesting absentee ballots. Thread. https://t.co/JbJ8P3xqrP
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