In the next few years, autonomous vehicles will become mainstream. While the policy infrastructure has a ways to go, companies like Google and Tesla are incredibly close to perfecting the technology that will allow cars to safely drive themselves. As a result, it is estimated the yearly accident frequency per vehicle will decline significantly from … Continue reading
Category Archives: 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
Net-prejudice: How the FCC is failing net neutrality
Netflix has recently come forward to admit, after a protracted, finger-pointing match with Verizon and AT&T, they have in fact been throttling the speeds of these networks in order to protect customers from overage charges. Leading up to this confession, the Federal Communications Commission has been increasingly partial to controlling certain aspects of the Internet, … Continue reading
Apple, Inc. vs. Federal Bureau of Investigation: Bad Tech
Editor’s Note: This article appears as the third of a three-part series dealing with the recent legal battle between Apple and the F.B.I. over a court order requiring Apple to break into the phone of one of the San Bernardino Shooters. Jesse examines the tech and privacy issues in the case. Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) … Continue reading
Telehealth Series: Cutting Costs and Making Payments
According to Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, who spearheaded the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies for Health Act (CONNECT), “telehealth is the future of health care.” The CONNECT for Health Act has been designed with the purpose of saving money and increasing access to health care by slimming down regulatory measures … Continue reading
Patient Physician Communication: Where does the future of doctor visits lie?
Today, technology seems to be involved and assist in every aspect of human life. Very few realms of society lack total involvement in new technologies that optimize or create more efficient models for everyday life and industry. Most methods of communication utilize technological platforms to reach broader audiences and improve global connectivity. Health care, while … Continue reading
Can Bitcoin Challenge Hyperinflation?
In the economy of a nation, few things can be as devastating as hyperinflation. But as internet access and mobile phones continue to rapidly expand throughout the developing world, they are setting up a natural infrastructure for Bitcoin. Given time to develop and mature as a global ecosystem, Bitcoin could become an alternative to a … Continue reading
Free the Fuel for Technological Innovation
Every time you get a text message, watch a YouTube video, Google a question on your phone, or jam out to “97X BAM, the future of Rock n’ Roll”, you are utilizing the radio spectrum. As the fuel for essentially all communication between connected devices, everything, from the free WiFi you enjoy at Starbucks, to … Continue reading
What’s So Bad About Internet.org?
Recently, several Indian companies left a zero rating arrangement called Internet.org citing a need to defend net neutrality. While a strange move, the firms’ decisions are telling of the popular net neutrality zeitgeist. Internet.org is one example of a broader type of practice called “zero rating.” This term refers to many different kinds of partnerships … Continue reading
The Balancing Act of Patent Reform
Patent legislation is a balancing act — the protection of legitimate patent holders and non-infringing operators while stopping malicious attacks from so-called “patent trolls.” Unfortunately, finding that balance is proving a herculean task; the current debate is controversial for good reason. The Problem Proponents of patent reform target their ire at patent trolls. These perfidious … Continue reading
You must be logged in to post a comment.