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Read Yuval Harari's blistering warning to Davos in full

As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first Century, humanity faces so many issues and questions, that it is really hard to know what to focus on. So I would like to use the next twenty minutes to help us focus of all the different issues we face. Three problems pose existential challenges to our species.

These three existential challenges are nuclear war, ecological collapse and technological disruption. We should focus on them.

Now nuclear war and ecological collapse are already familiar threats, so let me spend some time explaining the less familiar threat posed by technological disruption.

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[Expert commentary] What will economic downturn from COVID-19 mean for blockchain and cryptocurrencies?

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India is finally cracking down on the doxxing of coronavirus patients

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Zoom app is now India’s third lockdown favourite, beats Facebook and PUBG

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RBI urges bank customers to adopt digital payment modes, launches Twitter campaign

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India Business News: The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on behalf of its members from the digital advertising sector has appealed for rationalisation of

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