Technology & Society’s Big Questions

The hype around emerging technologies like blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), self-driving cars, Big Data, home automation, drones and so on, is loud. The hopes of Alphabet, Microsoft, IBM, Apple, Amazon and others all rest on these technologies taking off. They all offer great opportunities to advance commerce, create and destroy jobs and make our world … More Technology & Society’s Big Questions

The Dismal Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Perhaps the single biggest reason Artificial Intelligence won’t reach the ominous scale of the Terminator or the romantic, dulcet tones of Samantha in Her or the childlike wonder of Spielbergs AI is economics. Although AI has made some truly astounding advances, I take a look at the more dismal side…because sometimes we have to. – … More The Dismal Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Is Our Lizard Brain Technology’s Biggest Challenge?

Is it our basic survival instincts that are impacting our adoption of technology today? In the beginning, for hundreds of thousands of years, the technologies we developed were those of raw survival; tools to hunt for food, tools to prepare foods, clothes and shelter to develop. Language and sociocultural structures to establish rules of survival … More Is Our Lizard Brain Technology’s Biggest Challenge?