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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Tesla Factory in Fremont, California

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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What happens when states start to ignore Supreme Court rulings because they are viewed as illegitimate and politically compromised? Why would California honor the Supreme Court if the rulings are so selectively targeted to push right-wing viewpoints? https://t.co/7BHXLC7hWV
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@sree: The fact that Dmitry Muratov had to even say this last line is stunning and reflects the reality of Russia, Philippines and so many other countries. 27/ https://t.co/QewcGVWIIo
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We are on a very slippery slope with the Texas law. If its let stand, why not allow people to sue gun owners as an enforcement mechanism for violations of state laws? Or drivers who run stop signs, endangering others? That is the logical end state. https://t.co/36bogWvvJR
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