As long as Moore’s Law holds true, every two years, computers will grow either twice as powerful or half the size. This trend, in which the number of transistors that can fit on an integrated circuit doubles every two years, has continued since the 1950′s and is forecast to continue for another decade. However, with [...]
In an increasingly mobile society, we’ve found new and innovative ways to go wireless in almost every capacity. Cell phones replaced home phones long ago, and wireless internet, or wi-fi, is replacing Ethernet jacks at airports and hotels around the world as we speak. The advancement continues onward, as companies and governments all over the [...]
In the second of a two-part series with ASU professor Jameson Wetmore, he and host Ellen DuPont cover the intersection of religion and nanotechnology, the technological ethics of GM foods in Africa, and how to keep control over your iPhone, instead of the other way around. Guest: Jameson Wetmore Listen to the Podcast (7.1 MB; [...]
What do the Amish have to teach us about the human-technology relationship? Have you ever felt the temptation to text message in class or wondered how much power you have over your technology – or vice versa? Join host Ellen DuPont for part one of a two part series with ASU professor Jameson Wetmore as they discuss Amish views of technology, the ways that technology and society interact, and what that means for policymakers, engineers, and the everyday technology user.
Productive network analysis is often hindered by an overabundance of information, the bulk of which is frequently extraneous and of limited relevance. The question is, then, how can this profusion of information be gathered, managed and propagated in an efficient way? Assuming we can surmount some major roadblocks—such as this baffling quantity of data—the answer may be contained in the relatively new but burgeoning field of social network analysis.
An intriguing look at the technological advancements in commercial automobiles coming from Formula One Racing
An insightful look at the intersection of democracy, information networks and power
In our contemporary era of social media technology and global networking websites, observers of the Middle East widely agree on one point: unless autocratic regimes obstruct or heavily restrict Internet access, they will be subverted by technologically shrewd activists.
An in-depth discussion of the way in which weapons technology influences the outcomes of international conflicts
Over the last ten years, leaps in technology have led to warfare being augmented by developments that would seem to be more suited to science fiction. However, the use of drone warfare, cyberwarfare, and data mining has caused a dramatic shift in the way a war is thought of and conducted, in addition to raising [...]
By Lauren Piccioli, George Washington University Today, the invention of new technology has the aptitude to completely change our daily lives. This can range from altering a solitary ingredient in an established routine, to shifting one’s strategy completely. The iPad, from Apple, has been credited as ground breaking technology, having immense promise in fields including [...]
Following a May District of Columbia Appeals Court decision in Comcast vs. FCC, the Federal Communication Commission has released a statement in which they outline a “third way” to deal with the problem known as network neutrality. Tim Wu, who first popularized the term in his 2003 paper entitled Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination, defines network neutrality as [...]