The Big Picture: Globalization 4.0
t’s great to have a nation with China’s resources developing technology products that can be used all over the world. This keeps US firms such as Cisco and European firms like Ericsson on their toes. But at the end of the day, users of these products need to be allowed to choose on the basis of product quality rather than nation-of-origin leverage.
Animating Rural Broadband
Subsidies aren’t going to alleviate rural America’s broadband woes all by themselves, but with a little planning and some new technology we can do a lot with a little.
Augmented Reality in Business
Our ability to take advantage of information age technologies has always been limited by our means of interacting with programs, computers, and networks. For most of the high tech era,…
Augmented Reality Drama
Augmented reality drama makes the viewer part of the action. This is new, so it’s going to take some fairly close coordination among all the vertical parts of the entertainment supply chain to make it happen quickly. If we stick to old ways, it may take hundreds of years to create a Holodeck. But I hope it doesn’t.
The Year of Augmented Reality
AR leap-frogged VR on the strength of Pokèmon Go, the app that showed millions what it’s all about. Rather than VR paving the way for AR, they’re both going to develop in parallel. Here are some devices and apps.
Trump Administration Telecom Program
The Trump Administration is going to chart its own course through the tech policy issues we discuss here, as AEI’s Jeff Eisenach explained on the Communicators last Friday. The Trump Administration…
The Internet is Making Us Stupid
The Internet is making us stupid because of clickbait. This isn’t a new fact, it’s a reality that’s becoming increasingly hard to ignore as its consequences spread. The Internet is…
Modularity vs. Integration in Entertainment Design
Last time I discussed the high points of modularity and integration in personal computer design, in particular the benefits that Microsoft hopes to gain by integrating personal computer hardware of…
Modularity vs. Integration in System Design
One of the persistent tensions in tech product development (as well as regulation and science) pits modularity against integration. Each has benefits, so there’s an ongoing discussion about the arguments…
Attacked by Our Toasters
Is there a connection between the FCC’s Open Internet regulations and the recent DDoS attacks on Brian Krebs, OVH, and Dyn DNS? A letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler from…