For better or worse, Tim O’Reilly has become known as something of an oracle for the technology industry in his forty-year career as a technical publisher, author and venture capitalist, credited with coining terms like Open Source and Web 2.0.
Today, O’Reilly finds himself in the interesting position of being both a techno-optimist – for instance, about how artificial intelligence could augment human workers and help solve existential problems like climate change – while also being a fierce critic of the new power centres technology has created, particularly in Silicon Valley.
Finding a new class of problem
“I totally think that there is a massive opportunity for us to augment humans to do things, we need the machines,” O’Reilly told InfoWorld last week, from his home in Oakland, California.
“There are such enormous challenges facing our society. Inequity and inequality is a huge part of it. But for me, one of the really big ones is climate change,” he says. “We have to solve this problem or we’re all toast. We’re going to need every bit of ingenuity to do that. I think it will become the focus of innovation.”
That change in focus could also lead to an enormous raft of new jobs, he argues – provided the planet shifts away from fossil fuels, and what he describes as the “Ponzi scheme” of startup valuations.
Another week is over and done, so let's look at the top stories. The US patched its ban on Huawei by adding some 38 third-party companies that Huawei used to circumvent some of the restrictions. Thus Huawei effectively is left without access to US-based chips and chip technology and could end up without a chip supplier for its phones.
We spotted renders of what could prove to be the Sony Xperia 5 II. While we're very eager for a successor to the tiny and powerful Xperia of 2019, this likely isn't it as the renders look like a miniaturized version of the Xperia 1 II so were likley...
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We had no major announcements this week, which allowed the pair of Ultras to retain the top two spots - the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra still ahead of the Galaxy Note20 Ultra.
The Realme X7 is just around the corner and it appears quite a few a paying attention as it made the top 3 before it made the stage.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro leads the vanilla Note 9 in fourth and fifth as another rumored phone, the Zenfone 7 took sixth in the week leading to its announcement.
The OnePlus Nord has slipped all the way down to seventh, as the veteran that is the Galaxy A51 is now eight.
The Redmi 9...
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