On a spring day more than 5,000 years ago in the Mesopotamian city of Ur, a foreign merchant sold his wares in exchange for a large bundle of silver.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | December 14, 2017
Pundits have been fretting a lot lately about robots leaving humans behind, taking our jobs and possibly a lot more, as in The Matrix and Terminator films.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | November 6, 2017
Two weeks ago it was cyberattacks on the Irish power grid. Last month it was a digital assault on U.S. energy companies, including a nuclear power plant. Back in...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | August 31, 2017
"Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald Trump for President." "FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead of Apparent Murder-Suicide." "Rush Reveals...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | January 25, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump's views on technology and tech policy were not prominent campaign features on his contentious path to the White House.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | December 2, 2016
Donald Trump's ascension to the White House had very little to do with his views on the spread of high-speed broadband, wireless spectrum allocation—or any number...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | November 11, 2016
Elon Musk's new plan to go all-in on self-driving vehicles puts a lot of faith in the artificial intelligence needed to ensure his Teslas can read and react to...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | October 24, 2016
Late last week Obama administration officials used NBC News to send Moscow a cryptic threat: The U.S. government is "contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | October 19, 2016
Two weeks ago, Scientific American asked for your help in grading the presidential candidates on their answers to 20 questions about various aspects of scientific...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | September 26, 2016
Emerging technologies that draw from biomedical technology, nanotechnology, information technology and other fields are developing at a rapid pace and may lead...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | July 26, 2016
A defining moment in modern biology occurred on July 24, 1978, when biotechnology pioneer Robert Swanson, who had recently co-founded Genentech, brought two young...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | February 5, 2016
It must be difficult for the roughly half a billion people who visit Wikipedia every month to remember a world without the free online encyclopedia.Scientific American From ACM Opinion | January 15, 2016
Given the amount of mobile phone traffic that cell phone towers transmit, it is no wonder law enforcement agencies target these devices as a rich source of data...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | June 25, 2015