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Smart Contract

What is a Smart Contract?

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A smart contract is just like an old-fashioned verbal or paper contract except with a smart contract, the conditions can be met digitally. Smart contracts are not new, but they are newly relevant (and a bit overhyped) because they are an awesome, non-cryptocurrency use of blockchain technology.

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5 Ways GDPR Will Change Your World

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On May 25, a new law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going into effect in the European Union. The law was created to protect EU citizens from potential abuses, like the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal. Wondering how this will change your world? Here are 5 things you should know.

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Looking Back, Just for a Moment

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Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the premiere of “Anthem,” a modern dance I composed for the Parsons Dance Company. It opened at City Center in New York City on May 5, 1998. I conducted the London Symphony Orchestra for the performance.

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5 Things 5G Should Make You Think About

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Known simply as 5G, the next-generation wireless network has been touted as "world-changing" and a quantum leap in the evolution of communication. There’s a good reason: it will be. If you're wondering how and why, here are 5 things 5G should make you think about.

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Sex with Robots is Almost Here

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Remember that talk you had with your parents when you were just starting to notice the opposite sex? It’s time to think about how that talk is going to sound when you add loving, committed relationships with your new AI system to the mix.

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