On that day, at 2:26 p.m., Eastern time, from Cape Kennedy, Lunar Orbiter 1, the first spacecraft to orbit the Moon, was launched. Four days later, at 8:43 a.m., Eastern time, the spaceship successfully entered an orbit around the Moon, becoming the first human-made object to orbit a heavenly body other than Earth.
Author: Joe Carvalko
Defending Against Opaque Algorithmic Meddling in Free Elections
By Joe Carvalko on August 11th, 2018 in Editorial & Opinion, Magazine Articles, Privacy & Security, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact
As social media serves to transform free speech the world over, a pervasive infiltration of the information highway is underway by individuals and entities using bots and human agencies to invade our privacy and channel extremist, hateful speech in propaganda-like campaigns bent on undermining democratic institutions.
Appointment of the Planet’s Policy Custodian
By Joe Carvalko on January 6th, 2018 in Editorial & Opinion, Environment, Ethics, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
The Trump administration cannot simply reject current theories of climate change based on nothing more than that it may conflict with a constituency’s self-interest or one’s sheer lack of understanding.
Who Should Own In-the-Body Medical Data in the Age of eHealth?
By Joe Carvalko on June 29th, 2017 in Editorial & Opinion, Health & Medical, Magazine Articles
Within the next decade, reactive medical practices will evolve into what has been popularly coined “P4” medicine — predictive, preventive,… Read More
Crossing the Evolutionary Gap
By Joe Carvalko on June 29th, 2017 in Ethics, Fiction, Magazine Articles, Societal Impact
The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible. — Ray… Read More