Zuckerberg’s acknowledgement of the need to address issues related to election influence, “fake news,” and social media addiction is a significant step.
The ability to grow animal muscle from a few cells into meat for the kitchen is a significant technological advance. The book Clean Meat proposes that beef and other meat be lab-grown.
The Wall Street Journal points out that China has collected 54 million DNA records, and the U.S. FBI holds 13… Read More
The Wall Street Journal reports that “Facebook Concedes to Effects on Health.” The social media health impact acknowledged is related… Read More
It is delightful when high profile leaders of high tech companies present the case for positive social benefit
I’m still looking for a Word file containing the 1995 family history I published. When I find this, it will… Read More
It can be easy to explore the dark side of technology while not highlighting the benefits. But over the past… Read More
Web artificial intelligence (AI) evolution is driven, in part, by the evolution of the web. Daniel Dennett, in his recent… Read More
By web evolution I’m not talking Internet 4.0, I’m talking Darwinian survival. In the Darwinian model, evolution requires three things:… Read More
Where did the privacy slippery slope begin? Or perhaps asking the question with more focus, when did we start trading… Read More
We may be passing a tipping point in the area of individualized marketing/advertising. This has surfaced as the U.S. Federal… Read More
A Guest Blog Post from: Victoria A. Hailey, CMC & Katherine Bennett, (standards development leaders in IEEE). On 28 September 2017,… Read More
Recent research indicates that pollution (air, water, …) is a major killer on a global basis. That pollution kills is… Read More
Periodically, often after a unconscionable massacre such as Las Vegas or Orlando, the United States reviews the balance between the… Read More
Consider the fairly typical residence in this picture from Mfuwe, Zambia. This site has external sanitation facilities, a wood cook… Read More
Which came first: technology or society? Did the formation of social collaboration among early humanoids precede the first “technological” advances (fire, stone tools, etc.), or did these technologies form the catalyst for building more complex social structures?
All web sites such as this, that permit feedback, comments, etc., get some amount of “SPAM” (with apologies to Hormel)… Read More
I’m preparing a course for this Fall on the future, and pursuing a number of related books that will no… Read More
This new book, Irresistible: the Rise of Addictive Technology, points to a challenge that may be hitting a tipping point:… Read More
The U.S. government recently announced sanctions targeting Syrian scientists (and no doubt engineers; newspapers are not clear on the differences)…. Read More