Society and individuals within the technological revolution.
How can we move past the debate between representative and participatory democracy? / Yann Coatanlem
To reconcile growth through innovation and the control of inequalities, the main objectives are to fight poverty and increase social mobility. / Philippe Aghion
To what extent is chemical pollution responsible for the decline in our cognitive abilities as shown by observations since the beginning of the 21st century? / Barbara Demeneix
Net neutrality is challenged again, this time by the FCC. Can economics help us make sense of the debate underlying a controversial decision? / François Meunier
Can organic agriculture sustainably feed the world in 2050? A new study published in Nature Communications addressed the question. / Adrian Müller
The effects of the digital revolution on employment have fueled debate and triggered strong concerns. Should be worry? / Gilbert Cette
Slums are, in their own way, labs for everyday urban life. They are also labs for the sustainable city. / Julien Damon
What does it mean for a company to work with artists? / Natacha Duviquet-Seignolles
Blockchain is shaking up our centralized institutions, which held until now a monopoly on the creation of trust. / Philippe Rodriguez
Secure infrastructures allow to use the potential of big data while offering strong protection of user privacy. / Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye
The law world is now threatened by the emergence of an IT system that appears to attack its most fundamental concept: the contract.
Citizens lobbying emerges as a plausible, yet largely unnoticed, form of civic participation that complements rather than antagonizes representative democracy. / Alberto Alemanno
Developer innovation has been at the heart of the digital revolution. Yet, developers as a class have largely been ignored by research in Social Sciences. / Paris Chrysos
The geopolitics of the Mediterranean are typical of an era where, in order to understand the world, one must look at marginal spaces. / Cédrick Allmang
Digital players dit not understand yet the university’s value chain. But for how long will higher education institutions resist digitization? / Henri Isaac
The rise of neuroscience, and more specifically neuropsychology, can help us “relaunch” our societies.
In the US, judges use software to assess a suspect’s likelihood of reoffending. Elsewhere in the world, start-up offer to anticipate litigation outcomes.
Working class Americans in midlife's mortality rate, after 100 years of declining, has turned the wrong way. / Angus Deaton
Facebook heralds the advent of a society that mirrors what the social network claims to promote.
How will Brexit affect climate change policy in the UK and in Europe? What could be the outcomes of the referendum in this field?
In the way it conceives the Internet, the sociological debate is itself beset with contradictions. Digital labor provides an illustrative case. / Dominique Cardon
The medicine of the future? Preventive, predictive, participatory, personalized, pertinent. With lots of data.
Is democracy just another market? Can civic technology build a sustainable economic model without ruining their very principle?
Promoting openness, transparency and collaboration, yes; but is it enough when compared to the powerful trends of fragmentation of information and opinion?
Civic technology revives the democratic process by improving information, enabling greater citizen participation, improving government transparency.
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Prototypes such as Harvard or Oxford, as well as emerging players in Europe or China can be seen as a new type of universal power.
The Bay area is not only an economic reality. Is is a territory that stages its own history. / Olivier Alexandre
Some consumers wish to produce and transform their food in an increasingly autonomous way, according to their quality standards. / Eddy Fougier
Technological advances converge with a growing demand for customized products and services, that take into account health concerns. / Eddy Fougier
Emissions have plummeted. But progress is yet to be made in urban areas, industrial zones... and the countryside. / Jean-Luc Legoupil
While certainly tempting, providing a simple answer to a complicated question is a straight road to failure. / Charles Wyplosz
The digital transformation reshapes intellectual culture. Norbert Wiener, Stewart Brand, Tim O’Reilly were central to that process. / Fred Turner
Debates on its legitimacy include its replacement of fiat money, an ensuing prospective governance mechanism and its function akin to that of central banks.
Google, Facebook and Twitter last week vowed to fight fake news, hate speech and abuse. Those actions could have come sooner, and many troubling issues persist.
Given the rural context in developing countries, how has the Internet influenced their socialization, economic opportunities and access to knowledge resources?
An original innovation culture, expressing itself in an amazing ability to reverse concepts. Three meta-innovations illustrate the Indian way. / Richard Robert
This winners club covered 84 entities in 2015 – against 39 in 2013. They have a very distinctive profile.
The Airbnb community reflects very interesting socio-cultural aspects. Collaborative economy is the warhorse of a sort of cultural avant-garde; but this group will grow.
Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined his view on reform in a long article published in Peoples’ Daily. The field of road transportation offers a good example.
The emergence of open innovation models is redefining the methods and spirit of public action. Government is reinventing itself as an innovation platform.
Should platforms like Uber be legalized or not? Should Apple’s encryption technology be restricted? / Jia Kai
Urban travel demand has to be understood from the context of differentiated urban growth.
Sirius ignores all existing health systems. Were he asked to design a new one, what would it look like? / Antoine Dubout & Guy Vallencien
The recent Directive on the protection of trade secrets sparked widespread criticism. A careful reading of the text, however, can dispel most of the expressed concerns.
Enhancing national security could end compromising consumers’ security and privacy, and negatively impacting business.
The Paris Agreement was a success but there is still a long journey ahead. Sacrifices will also be asked. How to negotiate them?
HealthVantage incorporates wearable devices and online applications to give workforce a full health refresh. How? / Rajeshree Parekh
The evolution of food demand is a key driver for the proper management of natural resources, and as such a central element of the energy transition.
Technological innovation can help to reinvigorate the most human of all decision process: democracy. This is the purpose of the Democracy 2.1 experiment.
Exchanges that previously fell within the scope of informal economy are now part of formal economy. Good news? Yes. But it also raises many problems.
With the sharing economy, competition is stronger: but is it still fair competition? And don't the marketplaces that organize this competition find themselves in a situation of monopoly?
Education is on the verge of major changes. 9 pieces published in ParisTech Review try to make sense of this tsunami.
Smart consumption is on the rise. But whose smartness is it: machines', electricity suppliers', or ours?
If we wish a new, more sober way of life to emerge, we should trust social imagination, based on the dynamics of sharing and pooling.
Who exactly will be the actors of a coming energy transition? Will end-consumers really tip the balance?
In the same way it revolutionized creative industries, digital technology is revolutionizing higher education. Is it to enter a Schumpeterian cycle?
Collaborative economy is growing and the utopian narrative disseminated by its promoters is currently in vogue. But there is another side to the coin.
In a knowledge economy, it should be very difficult to separate learning from work.
A high degree of personalization has been long advocated by education specialists but is impractical in mass educational models. Disruptions are welcome!
In a world where digital technologies are increasingly pervasive, future citizens must be familiar with code. But is school the most suitable place to teach it? / Nicolas Danet
Ever heard of maps 2.0? Yes, just like web 2.0, they are not only digital but also social and personal. Citymaps is probably one of the most innovative startups in the game.
Net neutrality has nothing to do with universal values. Its aim is to balance interests between ISP and ICP. This was the main stake in the recent FCC decision.
We need to learn to cooperate. Will our education systems, based on competition, meet this challenge? / François Taddei
Digital natives are used to receiving information really fast. They like to parallel process and multi-task. Educators cannot ignore the new thinking patterns.
The knowledge-based economy. Characterized by the growing contribution of production, dissemination and uses made of knowledge (intangible or immaterial capital) to the competitiveness of enterprises and nations, the knowledge-based economy calls for future citizens and workers to be taught a renewed set of skills, differing partly from those developed during the industrial era.
The Internet has revolutionized our access to knowledge. Why should education not be affected?
At the dawn of 2015, digital technologies are about to enter another new and awaited field: our relationship with ourselves.
Achieving an energy transition is obviously necessary in the long run, but the situation is much more confusing in the short and mid-term perspectives.
Big Data algorithms increasingly shape our lives. Any possible control? Better think outside the box. One solution: promote ethical datamining.
In a nation where education reform is imperative. it is MOOCs that are forcing the Chinese education system to move.
The question addresses Europe: how can we hope to have an influence on Internet governance if there is no strong, industrial power operating in the digital field?
The natural inertia of history and the political and economic costs make changes difficult. What are the most promising routes to transition?
Surgery is a prime demand field for robots. They can carry out very precise operations, in a cluttered environment, reducing the risks for both the surgeon and the patient.
Western museums and universities are trying their luck in the new Paradises of the Middle East or Asia. What are the expected benefits and what are their strategies?
Have the major American platforms already won the day, or is there still room for outsiders?
Long confined to activist circles, this alternative model is now moving out of the margins. What are its prospects? Can it prove a game changer?
The final word here is not written on the wall yet, inasmuch as the concept of expertise is also changing very rapidly.
Only France and Ecuador have appended the principle to their Constitution. In the former we see emblematic examples of difficulties to be overcome in enforcing the Principle.
Asia and key emerging countries have embarked in an impressive movement of infrastructure urbanization and modernization.
In emerging economies, will the development of a car driving middle class paralyze the megacities? Advanced countries are already experimenting new solutions.
The arrival of MOOCs both fascinates and scares Higher Education actors. Five pionniers share their experience.
Intelligent transportation systems create opportunities for many players, from Internet giants to pioneers of the sharing economy and public authorities.
Modern economies need high level scientists, but there are difficulties when it comes to proposing jobs to the PhDs. Are we facing a surproduction crisis?
A growing segment of the workplace is no longer tied to a single employer. Is that really bad news? The forces reshaping work can result in more happier lives.
McKinsey estimates that the contribution of the Internet to the annual GDP of Africa could rise from $18 billion in 2014 to $300 billion in 2025. How?
Could Bezos and co. shape a technology-led business model that will protect the integrity of journalism? Ultimately the ball will rest with the consumer.
How to deal with the people's reticence without taking extrem options, such as banning GMOs or ignoring the public outcry? A well-informed, serene debate is due. But is it still possible?
With the latest generation of connected objects, the collection of data related to our bodies and our everyday business has taken a new dimension.
For two decades, the best trained science graduates have been attracted into finance. All around the world, strategies are implemented to address this crisis.
Here we have yet another of those crazy ideas that excites California, but this one potentially sounds a shade more ominous. In order to meet the shortfall of qualified engineers in Silicon Valley, a group of young entrepreneurs of the Golden State have proposed to anchor a floating city in international waters, off the Californian coast, capable of accommodating 2 000 engineers from all round the world, none of whom having a US entry visa. This would cut the dire and endless thirst for grey matter in the USA, a country where young students are shunning scientific and technical courses. Here we are witnessing a situation that is taking on the proportions of a national, strategic crisis. Other countries, other difficulties. But eveywhere the same question arises: how to train tomorrow's engineers?
A recent experience shows promising and unexpected outcomes. The goal? Ensuring greater transparency in the award of government contracts. The result? A new tool for conflict resolution.
The problem of food security is exposed to considerable stress due to the variety of issues involved. prospects and possibilities. / Marion Guillou
Disruptive technologies have given the old science of onomastics unprecedented powers. / Elian Carsenat
The Bitcoin bubble bursting is but one small part of a bigger story. The most exciting part is not speculation, but the banks' control over payment solutions.
Every large city owes its growth to a generous hinterland, able to feed its inhabitants. The equation is changing. But it still has to be solved.
With massive open online courses, university is the latest facility to be overwhelmed by a digital tsunami. Is there a trick?
With the Glass project, Google has captured the imagination of techies and consumers, while also raising social and privacy issues.
In 2011 Germany decided to abandon nuclear power and switch to renewable energy. Financial cost, industrial implications, social acceptability, political tensions shape a new landscape.