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Does Blockchain live up to the hype?

When celebrities such as Floyd Mayweather, Paris Hilton and DJ Khaled start promoting cryptocurrencies, it’s safe to say that the blockchain space has well and truly caught the public’s attention. But is much of this hype just hot air? Solomon explores.

The fight against cyber attacks

With the prevalence and costs of cyber attacks rising in recent years, corporations and governments are now taking stronger action and issuing stern warnings to cyber criminals.

The economics of self driving cars

Self-driving cars are becoming more and more prevalent, with experts boasting of their advantages compared to regular vehicles. But what effect will this rise of automation have on the economy? Nicolas Alexiou explains.

Does it pay to be smart?

Intelligence is highly valued in our society. But how much is it worth? Suvi Lokuge delves into the intelligence premium and the effect of technology on the value of intelligence.

Election 2016: The Innovation Agenda

With talk of an ‘ideas boom’ being the next ‘mining boom’, it is clear that Australians are now investing in innovation to grow the economy. ESSA’s Solomon Zhang compares the strategies proposed by the major political parties to spur and strengthen national research and innovation.

Tech innovation is no panacea

The rise of technology and talks of an ‘Ideas Boom’ sparks excitement for a new era of innovation. However, Taylor Nugent reveals why the tech industry may not be the most feasible platform to grow the economy.

The New Netflix Economy

As Netflix prepares to celebrate its first birthday in Australia, Eddie Go reflects on how the popular streaming service has reshaped consumer demand and shaken up the entertainment industry.

Where Will Our Economy be in 10 Years?

Alex plays fortune teller and forecasts Australia’s economic situation over the next decade.

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2015 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!