Adam Winfield

About Adam Winfield

Adam Winfield writes about technology, how it's affecting industries, how it's affecting businesses, and how it's affecting people.

Blockchain Could Help Millennials Build A World They Trust

24-Jan-2018 | Adam Winfield

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] Just 19% of millennials agreed with the statement “generally speaking, most people can be trusted” in a 2014 Pew Social Trends survey. For context, Boom

AI, artificial intelligence, future of work. humanity

AI Won’t Save Us From Pointless Jobs Unless We Let It

29-Dec-2017 | Adam Winfield

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] In his amusing but all-too-real essay "On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs," anthropologist David Graeber argues that an epidemic of made-up jobs is subjectin

How Blockchain’s ‘Web of Value’ Could Oust The New Big Media

21-Nov-2017 | Adam Winfield

With Facebook, Google, Netflix, Spotify, and precious few other platforms establishing a new monopoly on how the masses are informed and entertained, a Big Media fit for the Internet age has emerged.

Why It’s Taking So Long To Uberize Insurance

16-Nov-2017 | Adam Winfield

Insurance is part of the glue that holds modern society together, helping governments maintain economic stability and decent standards of living. Regrettably, it also has a tendency to degenerate into

A Grand Vision For A Blockchain-Powered Overhaul Of Money

14-Nov-2017 | Adam Winfield

James Zdralek has devoted much of the past two years to a white paper – The Future is Money – that does no less than propose a new blockchain-powered monetary system running on inflation-proof, bu

The Coding For Kids Debate: Fundamental Or Fad?

26-Sep-2017 | Adam Winfield

Let’s teach as many kids as possible to code. Our future depends on it. That’s a statement that not too long ago we took for granted as unambiguously correct and non-controversial. Now, there a

Is Business Leaders’ Pride Putting Digital Transformation At Risk?

21-Sep-2017 | Adam Winfield

Last year, KPMG published research that suggested CEOs consider the next three years to be more important for their business than the last 50. Hyperbolic as that sounds, few would dispute it contains

Blockchain: Libertarian, Authoritarian, Or Somewhere In Between?

17-Jul-2017 | Adam Winfield

The rise of cryptocurrencies and blockchains has people speculating whether the technologies will lead to a libertarian future, in which governments and corporations lose their grip on centralize

Using Philosophy To Find Happiness In A Hyperconnected World

7-Jul-2017 | Adam Winfield

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, published in 1974 by Robert M. Pirsig, has been called the biggest-selling and most widely read philosophy book ever. A fictionalized autobiography of a moto

HR, training, STEM, skills gap

Can White-Collar Apprenticeships Close The STEM Skills Gap?

4-Jul-2017 | Adam Winfield

The higher education-career template is still the undisputed way to go for many living in developed countries. In Canada, where I live, more than 2 million people fill the country’s universities