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The Ethics of Driverless Cars


For those that haven’t been keeping track of the auto industry recently, it has become clear that autonomous vehicles will be a part of the future of mass transportation in this country. This view has been greatly bolstered by the September release of the first United States government guidelines on autonomous vehicles, which broadly outline […]

Humans wary of robotic future


With technology rapidly and continually advancing, it’s interesting to try to figure how regular Americans feel about what awaits us. A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in conjunction with Smithsonian Magazine concluded that though the majority of Americans are optimistic about the future of technology, many feel skeptical about specific advancements and […]

Film questions artificial intelligence


Will there ever come a day when being human is a personal choice? In just a few short decades, the advent of digital technology has fundamentally altered the way we think, feel and interact with the world around us. Social media has connected us in ways that range from the wondrous to the unnerving. The […]

eReaders refocus on critical reading skills


In honor of National Reading Month, this week retail giant Amazon.com offered a $20 discount on all Kindle models, slashing the price of the basic model to just $49. I used to think the Kindle was an idiotic device, or, at best, something you could read while holding a snifter in the other hand. With […]

Industry should give back, not give in


With Hanukkah already underway and Christmas just around the corner, it’s officially the season of giving. But even if this is the case, some folks in the tech industry aren’t as willing to relinquish some of their cash. Silicon Valley is an affluent community: The average Silicon Valley tech professional makes roughly $101,278, and homes […]