Vivek Wadhwa, Foreign Policy

Vivek Wadhwa

Foreign Policy

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by vivek:

Why Quantum Computing Is Even More Dangerous Than Artificial Intelligence

The world already failed to regulate AI. Let’s not repeat that epic mistake. → Read More

Opinion: The best thing for Tesla is a slow and steady loss of market share

As rivals start to sell electric vehicles in earnest, the market will grow and highlight Tesla's innovation prowess, protecting the planet in the process. → Read More

Surprise! India Is Leaping Ahead in Clean Energy, Will Meet Paris Climate Targets

Long considered climate policy’s problem case, India is exceeding targets and breaking records thanks to fast-advancing technology. → Read More

The Genetic Engineering Genie Is Out of the Bottle and Could Unleash the Next Pandemic

The next pandemic could be bioengineered in someone’s garage using cheap and widely available technology. → Read More

Foreign Worker Visas Suspended By Trump Are the Tech Industry’s Dirty Secret

Trump’s suspension of visas will only prolong the recession. Here’s how to reform them instead. → Read More

The Future of Travel and Tourism After the Coronavirus Pandemic

Travel and tourism will be changed forever. We asked seven leading thinkers for their predictions. → Read More

Dear tech friends: You are not indestructible

Tech execs are notorious for believing they have special powers and are indestructible. But their obessions with success could cost them their lives. → Read More

Come clean when things go wrong

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, turned crisis into opportunity by disclosing embarrassing information and positioning himself as a superhero. → Read More

Tech monopolies are a cancer for American capitalism

Tech moguls love monopolies because they enable them to amass unprecedented money and power — at the expense of everyone else. → Read More

The next space race won’t have just one winner

The Americans and Soviets may have started the space race in their quest for global domination, but China, India, Japan, and others have joined it. → Read More

Designer babies are here — ready or not

A Chinese scientist from a university in Shenzhen claims he has succeeded in creating the world’s first genetically edited babies. We have arrived at a Rubicon. → Read More

With genetically edited babies, a scientist transgresses a moral boundary

Editing our own evolution is dangerous, given that we hardly understand the potential outcomes. → Read More

Why Apple failed in India — and how it can recover

Apple’s loss of the Indian market was entirely predictable -- and preventable. → Read More

Trump’s trade war could pay off and revive American manufacturing

Even without tariffs, most of China’s manufacturing cost advantage has disappeared. → Read More

Why Trump’s trade war could be the tipping point for American manufacturing

When Western companies moved manufacturing to China, it was all about minimizing costs. China was a developing country with labor costs among the lowest in the world. It also offered massive subsidies and readily turned a blind eye to labor abuse and environmental degradation. → Read More

Dear Elon: Ask Apple or Google to acquire Tesla

Such a deal would make sense on many levels, says Vivek Wadhwa. → Read More

Forget the Saudis: Apple or Google should acquire Tesla

Steve Jobs wanted to build an electric car as far back as 2008. In 2014, Tim Cook reportedly funded the project. To date, though, Apple has had little to show for it, and the rumors are that its electric vehicle will launch as late as 2025 — long after such things become common commodities. Google h… → Read More

What Silicon Valley still gets wrong about innovation

Silicon Valley well exemplifies the saying “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Very little has changed over the past decade, with the Valley still mired in myth and stale stereotype. Ask any older entrepreneurs or women who have tried to get financing; they will tell you of the… → Read More

How Design Can Make Tech Products Less Addictive And Foster Creativity

How can we redesign technology to create better product design for all social media channels to better respect choice? → Read More

The Evils Of WhatsApp And Lessons To Be Learned

The response by Facebook to the Indian Government's demand that WhatsApp stops the spread of “irresponsible and explosive messages” was to offer minor enhancements, public education campaigns, and “a new project to work with leading academic experts”. → Read More