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Andy Yee
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Public Policy Director at Visa, formerly at Google. Author on Politics, Technology, and Asia.
Public Policy Director at Visa, formerly at Google. Author on Politics, Technology, and Asia.

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#Crypto CV: I have bought, sold, earned, mined, spent, received, given, lost, been stolen, received dividends in, counselled on, been interviewed about, been a research fellow on, published academic research about, and written white papers for cryptocurrencies.
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Researchers from Peking and Stanford Universities conduct a field experiment in China to see what happens when citizens are provided access to an uncensored Internet.

They find four interesting results: (i) free access alone does not induce subjects to acquire politically sensitive information; (ii) temporary encouragement leads to a persistent increase in acquisition, indicating that demand is not permanently low; (iii) acquisition brings broad, substantial, and persistent changes to knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and intended behaviors; and (iv) social transmission of information is statistically significant but small in magnitude.

What is an authoritarian regime’s optimal strategy for controlling information given the findings?

PDF: https://stanford.edu/~dyang1/pdfs/1984bravenewworld_draft.pdf
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New technologies are reversing globalization. A new report by ING (https://goo.gl/LKxxQr, PDF) concludes that 3D printing might foster local production and cut world trade by as much as 40%. This is part of a broader trend pointed out by T.X. Hammes, Senior Fellow at the National Defense University (https://goo.gl/wREYHX, PDF), where manufacturing, services, energy and food production, and the internet are all trending toward deglobalization.
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Masterpieces of traditional Chinese paintings digitized by the Palace Museum in Beijing
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TapDance, a next-generation censorship circumvention technique that relies on refraction networking instead of VPNs, passes first successful large-scale field trial with 50,000 users worldwide
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In vernacular Chinese, the Dream of the Red Chamber (紅樓夢) by Cao Xueqin (曹雪芹) is regarded as the supreme novel. In classical Chinese, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio (聊齋誌異) by Pu Songling (蒲松齡) has the equivalent status. Mao Zedong (毛泽东) claimed to have read the Red Chamber five times. I say you need to read Strange Tales two times.

Read it in English the first time. I discover Pu Songling through Franz Kafka and Jorge Luis Borges. Experience how Kafka and Borges read Pu, and recognize their voices and practices in Pu's work. The three together grasp the absurdity and weirdness of the civilized world and human conditions.

Read it in classical Chinese the second time. Appreciate Pu's humour, playing and twisting with the classical text that he was obliged to memorize and digest as a member of the Chinese literati. This is at heart a revolutionary work.

The works of Pu, Kafka and Borges are dark and understated. Some advice from 19th century commentator Feng Zhenluan (馮鎮巒) on how to read Strange Tales would apply to all three authors: Read these tales properly, and they will make you strong and brave; read them in the wrong way, and they will possess you.
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Delighted to be affiliated with the +University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies as a research fellow, joining a global group of thinkers on this transformative technology
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