Mike Elgan

Contributing Columnist

Mike Elgan is a technology-obsessed journalist, author, blogger, podcaster and digital nomad. He writes a column for IDG’s Insider Pro. Learn more at his website: elgan.com.

Why Apple's coming 'iGlasses' will be better than you think

Why the future of robots is far better than science fiction imagined

Why the future of robots is far better than science fiction imagined

We've all seen the future in science fiction. In the future, robots that move, look, act and think like humans will coexist with humanity, doing jobs and even striking up friendships and relationships with people. In fact, the...

AI will understand the world (so you don't have to!)

AI will understand the world (so you don't have to!)

Here's a false idea the conspiracy theorists missed: Different AI services are conspiring to dumb us down.

It's time to ban news-choosing algorithms

It's time to ban news-choosing algorithms

Rise of the machines? Turns out "Skynet" isn't controlling killer robots. It's controlling us.

How social media will become the most reliable source of information

How social media will become the most reliable source of information

Today, social sites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook drive the fake news disinformation crisis. Tomorrow they're our best hope for solving it.

Why just about everyone is wrong about 5G

Why just about everyone is wrong about 5G

The next generation of mobile broadband will neither solve all our problems nor cause new ones.

Why you should sign up for the Starlink public beta

Why you should sign up for the Starlink public beta

The future is coming soon from a low-earth orbit satellite near you. Don't be late for the launch.

Make way for the new head of remote work

Make way for the new head of remote work

Large organizations are suddenly hiring for a new position that will change your work life forever. Here's what you need to know.

Why it's unethical for businesses to use Facebook

Why it's unethical for businesses to use Facebook

It's time for all companies to stop using Facebook services, software, hardware and advertising. Here's why.

Inside Apple's 'Bionic Virtual Meeting Room'

Inside Apple's 'Bionic Virtual Meeting Room'

In the near future, you'll attend meetings in a conference room that exists in your Apple AR glasses.

Should you embrace Google's new business card replacement?

Should you embrace Google's new business card replacement?

Google is testing a new post-pandemic, no-touch alternative to business cards that lets you add your info to search results when people Google you.

How to think about Microsoft's new smartphone

How to think about Microsoft's new smartphone

Don't call it a smartphone, says Microsoft — the Surface Duo is a two-screen phablet that will change the world — but only Microsoft's world.

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