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The Battle of the Tech Giants: Illusions of Innovation, Parallel Structures and Capitalism

Every day more than 4,000 new apps are released. Google Play´s monthly new releases exceed 100,000 each month and Apple´s App Store is not far behind. The big five tech companies (Apple, Facebook, Google (Alphabet), Amazon, Microsoft) are steadily supplanting oil companies as biggest corporations in terms of stock market value. What is it these companies do and how do they make…

Forgetting how to walk

Despite what my grandmother insists on telling strangers, she has recently turned 85 but most importantly she has an impressive memory. She doesn’t just remember facts, she knows them and these are things she studied more than 70 years ago. She knows the details of what happened when the Roman Empire fell, entire poems, chemistry formulae she has never used in her life, and…