The internet, like any publishing format, shouldn't be the Wild West of unsubstantiated gossip, with limited recourse from injured parties, especially when the people running sites like Gawker are making money.
A dispute between VW and two suppliers halted production at several plants in Germany earlier this week and even though the situation has since been resolved, the car maker would be well advised to learn lessons from what has happened.
The technology to create this future travel experience is already here. What it needs to make it fly is for airlines and their travel partners to adopt new technologies and cooperate more freely (even with competitors). This shared information in secure environment will collectively give us the smooth, trouble-free journey we all want.
Though not without their own growing pains, the digital evolution has been kinder to films, TV, music and, naturally, video games. It is the book industry today that is looking to evolve its very offline habits and compete effectively for consumers' attention.
In May, I handed in my smartphone and headed to a masseria in the Puglian countryside for a week completely offline. Ever the sceptic, I was convinced I didn't need it. I knew I was addicted to my phone
Learning online is also well suited to the way the mind works - memory is generally most effective when we give it a little to do often, while learning in different contexts makes your memory more robust because you don't associate information with any one place in particular.
Because of overuse, resistance to existing antibiotics is rising at alarming levels, and there is a dearth of new drugs being brought to market. Without antibiotics that work, infections, small cuts and minor surgeries could once again become killers.
Doubling food production in developing countries by 2050 might seem impossible, but we have the technologies to achieve it. From simple farming techniques like microdosing, to GPS and mobile technology, applying new innovations and methods at the small scale can have a significant impact on food production in developing nations
Every year, sci-fi blockbusters offer various perspectives of the future of the human race. As familiar yellow lettering soars across star-filled skies once again, more than just the force should be awakening. Science fiction works such as The Illustrated Man and WALL-E have provided stark projections of the future, and we may be carelessly heading straight for them.
Our data is at risk and increasingly professional hackers target the connected devices we all rely on at home and in business, as they are often the weak spot in our cyber defenses extending our digital footprint even further into the web.
Proof of Work has been one of the defining characteristics of digital currencies, but this way of mining is arguably outdated and largely unnecessary. The halving process only makes these currencies even harder to mine and can exacerbate the issues around usability, crowding out even more amateur miners from the market
What we ultimately need is an approach that addresses structural and historic workplace biases, be they racial, homophobic or sexist. Can we get an app for that, please?
Just as ancient civilisations told their stories through pictograms and hieroglyphs, now the quickest way to convey an emotion or state of mind is through the heart-eyes emoji, or the crying-laughing emoji... or the poop emoji. Emoji provide a visual language that transcends nationality or culture.
Collectively we would wring our hands, but for the mobiles in our hands. How to reach out and touch more than glass. How to change what seems through the indifferent screen to be immutable, an endless cycle of meaningless horror.
Whilst attacks have increased in intensity, hacker groups have also chosen to flex their digital muscles by launching attacks to a very specific intensity, demonstrating their capabilities to victims.
Business leaders need to focus on the people, their communications and meetings rather than the data itself. It is the way in which decision making is made that should be most influenced by data, but it is the hardest change to make.
The challenge is to get the balance right and leave the user feeling as though they have had a human experience. And, crucially, to avoid falling into the 'uncanny valley' through creating a bot that feels creepy by attempting to emulate humanity.
Put another way, it's essentially going to force ads on desktop users by making them indistinguishable from other types of content - probably by changing the scripting so that ad-blockers think they are the same as organic content.