Uncategorized

It’s Already Happening: Militarizing the Brain-Computer Interface

It was only a matter of time. There's been much news as of late about the good that's come from the brain-computer interface (BCI) in the realms of medicine, art, music, and gaming. Of course, though, for all the more personal benefits BCI has to offer, there are equally as many potential downsides to the… Continue reading It’s Already Happening: Militarizing the Brain-Computer Interface

Uncategorized

Guest Post: Kevin Klehr, author of Social Media Central

This post is brought to you by Kevin Klehr, author of Social Media Central. When author r. r. campbell told me about the plot of his new book, Imminent Dawn, one thing struck me straight away---the fact that the software which is implanted into the characters to allow them to communicate in social media style posts… Continue reading Guest Post: Kevin Klehr, author of Social Media Central

Uncategorized

The Automation Economy: Where We Are, Where We’re Headed, What We Might Do

Reuters recently reported Chinese company ABB is to open a new facility in which robots will manufacture---wait for it---other robots. This, naturally, might only stoke fears about the threat automation poses to individuals who would have otherwise been performing those jobs. This isn't a new concern; there's been a slow march toward increasingly automated manufacturing… Continue reading The Automation Economy: Where We Are, Where We’re Headed, What We Might Do

Uncategorized

Where the Boundaries Blur: Technology and Politics

With major social media and technology magnates recently appearing before the United States Senate Intelligence Committee (with Google the notable exception), it would seem that 2018 is the year politicos have reached the peak of their interest in the world of tech---aside from when they're starved for campaign contributions, that is. What with the necessity of protection… Continue reading Where the Boundaries Blur: Technology and Politics

Uncategorized

Alternative Approaches to Accessibility

It's a long accepted axiom that the mother of all invention is necessity, that the advent of all technological advancement has its origins not in want, but in need. It stands to reason, then, that if all invention stems from need---a true need---that all people should at least have access to these advancements, big or… Continue reading Alternative Approaches to Accessibility