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Is Computing in Reverse the Next Big Thing?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Is Computing in Reverse the Next Big Thing?

Some computer scientists and physicists are looking beyond the limits of current computing to “reversible computing.” The post Is Computing in Reverse the NextBLOG...

The end of ICE is near – or not?
From Blog@Ubiquity

The end of ICE is near – or not?

The internal combustion engine (ICE) has reigned supreme for over 100 years, but prognosticators are predicting its demise over the next few decades – or NOT, depending...

My Robot Wants Your Job—YES
From Blog@Ubiquity

My Robot Wants Your Job—YES

Robots could redefine the future of work, but what does that mean for the jobs that are displaced? Could a tax on labor-replacing technology be the answer? TheMy...

Spike those “Luddite” Awards: Not all innovation is good
From Blog@Ubiquity

Spike those “Luddite” Awards: Not all innovation is good

Luddites attacking powered looms, 1812 (Source: Wikimedia Commons) The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) published its annual “Luddite Awards...

Your Smartphone Can Kill You
From Blog@Ubiquity

Your Smartphone Can Kill You

Niall McCarthy of Statista.com uses data from Priceonomics to define a new category of accidental death by smart phone—the “selfie-fatality.” Forty-nine peopleRead...

Tim Cook at the Pearly Gates
From Blog@Ubiquity

Tim Cook at the Pearly Gates

By now almost everything that can be said about the Apple-FBI riff has been said. The FBI wants to open the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone and Apple’s CEO Tim...

Is the End Near for the Apple iPhone?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Is the End Near for the Apple iPhone?

Alphabet recently became the largest company based on its market capitalization, squeezing out Apple for the number one spot of all-time successful companies. Perhaps...

The Backdoor is a Victory for Terrorists
From Blog@Ubiquity

The Backdoor is a Victory for Terrorists

When authorities realized the Paris terrorists used strong encryption to send messages to one another they went off the encryption deep end. Now, many nations are...

My GPS Car Is Smarter Than Your Honor Student
From Blog@Ubiquity

My GPS Car Is Smarter Than Your Honor Student

Driverless cars may know how to negotiate intersections and park themselves better than humans, but so far I haven’t read about a smart car that can get me through...

Who Shaped Modern Computing — Part 2?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Who Shaped Modern Computing — Part 2?

Legends like John McCarthy, Edsger Dijkstra and John Backus made significant impacts in the field and shaped modern computing as we know it today. By developing...

Who is Big in Computing – Part 1?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Who is Big in Computing – Part 1?

We should never forget the roots of our profession, and humble programmers should remember who made modern computing. The post Who is Big in Computing – Part 1?...

Imitators and Innovators Adopt RISC
From Blog@Ubiquity

Imitators and Innovators Adopt RISC

While it may come as a surprise, today RISC architecture computer systems dominate the mobile computing landscape. It has been 40 years in the making. The post ...

Are Google and Apple About to Pivot?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Are Google and Apple About to Pivot?

The ability to pivot is a sign of agility. As technology continue to rapidly advance, how close are Google and Apple to pivoting? The post Are Google and AppleBLOG...

Will the Flying Car Make a Comeback?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Will the Flying Car Make a Comeback?

We're still waiting for flying cars to materialize as a mass-market product. Why? The answer lies in computer technology—or the lack thereof. The post Will theBLOG...

Why Physical Cyber Security is Broken
From Blog@Ubiquity

Why Physical Cyber Security is Broken

The physical Internet is evolving away from resiliency toward fragility and vulnerability. A broken Internet means flawed cybersecurity. The post Why Physical Cyber...

The Future of Tech is Regulation
From Blog@Ubiquity

The Future of Tech is Regulation

The future of technology is government regulation—NOT unbridled technology. The post The Future of Tech is Regulation appeared first on BLOG@UBIQUITY.

Why Can’t Programmers Be More Like Ants? Or a Lesson in Stigmergy
From Blog@Ubiquity

Why Can’t Programmers Be More Like Ants? Or a Lesson in Stigmergy

If we want to advance the art and science of software development, we should direct our attention to the insect world of stigmergy. The post Why Can’t Programmers...

Government Surveillance Will Fragment the Internet
From Blog@Ubiquity

Government Surveillance Will Fragment the Internet

The NSA's track record on government surveillance, which many argue violates fundamental constitutional rights, may lead to a fragmented Internet. The post Government...

Will the Internet Crash Democracy?
From Blog@Ubiquity

Will the Internet Crash Democracy?

Many people in the Western world believe Internet freedom equals freedom of social and political life. The more access we get, the more freedom and democracy we...

The Self-Similarity of Tech
From Blog@Ubiquity

The Self-Similarity of Tech

The tech world is caught in a repeating, self-similar fractal, where the gadgets may be new, but the business models are as old as the Industrial Revolution itself...
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