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Biggest Lie in IT, Big Tech vs. Innovation, and Digital Brain Replication

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Biggest Lie in IT, Big Tech vs. Innovation, and Digital Brain Replication
By In Plain English • Issue #16 • View online
Everything is not well in the startup economy. Once upon a time, technology was the key to innovation, but what if Big Tech is now stifling it? Meanwhile, Artificial Intelligence continues to advance, with a Google-backed firm teaching a reinforcement learning algorithm how to control nuclear fusion. Wages are rising but so is inflation—what does it mean?
Also learn: What role is TikTok playing in geopolitics? What are ‘smishing’ attacks? And what is the biggest lie in the IT industry?
And last but not least, to make good on our usual mission of making programming easier and more accessible, we are also looking into which programming language you should start out with to build your career in 2022, 10 fantastic features of Angular 13, and some killer Python scripts.

What’s the Biggest Lie in the IT Industry?
The Quest to Make a Digital Replica of Your Brain
How 'empathy' convinced Crisis Text Line to hand over its data
How TikTok is Playing a Crucial Role in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
What Are 'Smishing Attacks'? (And How to Avoid Them)
How Things Turned Sour When Grocery Apps Decided to Win Over Amsterdam
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