Infrastructure Is Everything

Beyond the Meme: Ever Given, Supply Chains, and the Physical World

Ryan Petersen

The world watched when the container ship Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal this March. Some people made sites, many people made memes; I made a children’s book. It seemed almost comical: A patch of bad weather drove the 1312-foot lo...

Technology Saves the World

Marc Andreessen

We are coming out of COVID years early, with much preserved, compared to what we had any right to expect. And overwhelming credit goes to the tech industry.

A Marshall Plan to Solve the Global Vaccine Shortfall

Caleb Watney

While COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. are continuing apace, calls are growing for a more ambitious strategy to rapidly vaccinate the entire world, and especially in developing nations. Legal proceedings around this issue were trigger...

Law As Code: A Legal System Shaped By Software

Joshua Browder

With a software-first approach, we can improve transparency, automate tedious processes, and in some cases, even avoid the need for costly lawyers altogether.

How the Great Zoom Migration Upended the Housing Market

Alex Rampell

By decoupling employment from location, COVID has spurred one of the most profound changes in real estate in the last 100 years. The effects are far-reaching.

What We Learned Doing Fast Grants

Patrick Collison, Tyler Cowen, and Patrick Hsu

We launched an abnormally fast source of emergency science funding during COVID-19. The results revealed the strength and weakness in current funding models.

The Silicon in Silicon Valley, Again

Dan Wang

Software is fashionable, but we need more than software to reshape our physical world. To build more, we have to prize manufacturing as more meaningful work.

Semiconductor Shortage and the Global Supply Chain Squeeze

Frank Chen and Zoran Basich

Frank Chen of a16z covers the bigger picture of the chip shortage that has led to stalled production for major U.S. automakers.

Anatomy of a Hack: SolarWinds and Ripples Beyond

Steven Adair, Joel de la Garza, and Sonal Chokshi

The ripple effects of the SolarWinds hack, one of the largest publicly known hacks of all time, are only now starting to be felt.

The Great Data Debate

Martin Casado, Bob Muglia, Michelle Ufford, Tristan Handy, and George Fraser

As the technical capabilities of data lakes and data warehouses converge, are the separate tools and teams that run AI/ML and analytics converging as well?