Salads, I-Pads, and Anomie
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Salads, I-Pads, and Anomie

What’s an Eatsa? Earlier this month the DC branch of the fast-casual restaurant, Eatsa officially closed its doors. Eatsa, founded in 2015 and based in San Francisco has a unique business model that limits human interaction and separates the consumer from the producers of the product, which in this case happens to be salads. Often … Continue reading

Ghost in the Machine: What is Moral Behavior for Autonomous Vehicles?
Technology

Ghost in the Machine: What is Moral Behavior for Autonomous Vehicles?

In the wake of the recent fatal Tesla Model S autopilot crash, media and public attitudes toward self-driving car technology have cooled.  For some, the vision of a utopian future with zero automobile fatalities has come crashing down, replaced with the stark reality that the technology is not yet perfect.  Still, pessimists should note that … Continue reading

Decrypting Data: A Viable Solution or Vanilla Stupid?
Communications / National Security / Technology

Decrypting Data: A Viable Solution or Vanilla Stupid?

There should be no doubt about it. Privacy is necessary for markets to function and innovation to thrive. Without it, nobody would use online banking, email, location services, and more. With encrypted data, people feel safe knowing someone isn’t currently stealing their identity or looking at their most personal information. Unfortunately, some politicians care more … Continue reading