I have often said, "Technology is neither good nor bad; that distinction is for people." Most of the exceptions to this statement are technologies specifically designed to cause harm. Is the robotic sniper dog good or bad? Continue Reading →
Let me get this straight. I'm about to get into a Twitter war on a topic such as women's reproductive rights, politics, taxes, music, sports, race relations, #MeToo, or any other topic that might inspire me to comment or state my case, and Twitter thinks that letting me know that there are very strong feelings on display will be news to me or be helpful in any way? Perhaps the people at Twitter missed that day at Twitter school. Continue Reading →
In the face of overwhelming evidence that "something must be done," my fear is that they are going to do something. It will be a political knee-jerk reaction to a problem so complex that the most informed people in the world cannot come to a consensus about a regulatory strategy, let alone a tactical regulatory roadmap. Continue Reading →
Yesterday's post about Florida's pending "Big Brother" legislation inspired a larger number of responses than usual. Lawyers are already lined up on both sides, so this law is destined for a protracted legal battle. But here's a fun fact: 100 percent of the negative responses were 100 percent tu quoque (aka whataboutism). Continue Reading →