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The age of tech: data is now truly the new oil – and still mostly unregulated

I just ran across this pretty amazing stat from Statista: the age of tech. Tech companies are now officially richer than oil / fossil fuel companies. I've been saying this for a while but it's good to finally see some real stats on this concept. Note that while oil companies were at least somewhat regulated … no such thing with these new guys!  That's a huge issue – read more in my new book ‘Technology versus Humanity‘.

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Check out this 2011 video where I talk about exactly this scenario:

And some related imagery:))

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