Government is a friend of the status quo and an enemy of innovation. There have been countless examples of this recently from state and local governments fighting to keep Uber out of their cities and states to the Federal government keeping the lid on a multi-billion dollar commercial drone industry …Read More »
National Park Drone Ban And The Preemptive Prohibition of New Technologies
On an otherwise slow news day one of the more widely reported stories has been the National Park Service’s sweeping ban on the use of privately owned drones in the parks under their jurisdiction. It also applies to model airplanes but it’s the au courant buzzword ‘drones’ that is the …Read More »
Is Facebook Losing Teenage Users A Big Deal?
One of the most overplayed concepts in technology is the significance of the teen demographic. The mainstream media loves the conceit that all teenagers are writing code and hacking databases while everyone over the age of 18 fumbles over their iPhone and struggles to send an email from their spyware …Read More »
Fed Plan for Phone GPS App Regulation Latest Reason Why Status Quo Sucks
Having successfully vilified texting and cell phone use while driving our Federal overlords are moving on to their latest target–cell phone GPS app regulation. For some reason they’ve decided that there’s a veritable slaughterhouse of Google Maps distracted deaths on US highways and that since we as citizens don’t have …Read More »
Does It Matter That Americans Fear The Future of Technology?
First of all a couple of procedural matters: I’ll be enabling comments on the site within the next few days. That’s been the plan all along but I wanted to make sure that I set it up to minimize comment spam. Also, I’ll be recording the first ‘Future Fallout’ podcast …Read More »