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
The graduate education system in the United States is rightly considered the best in the world. But Republicans in the House of Representatives have passed a bill...Technology Review From ACM Opinion | December 12, 2017
Intellectual property may be the legal term for creations, including literary or artistic, but there is something inherently human about it as well.
The Conversation From ACM Opinion | December 6, 2017
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission wants to let Comcast, Verizon and other broadband companies turn the internet into a latter-day version of...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | December 5, 2017
The intersection of quantum computing and espionage may feel like a faraway future. But in his latest novel, David Ignatius, Washington's own John le Carré, tackles...Wired From ACM Opinion | November 27, 2017
Back in 2005, a small phone company based in North Carolina named Madison River began preventing its subscribers from making phone calls using the internet application...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 27, 2017
Neurotechnology is one of the hottest areas of engineering, and the technological achievements sound miraculous: Paralyzed people have controlled robotic limbs and ...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | November 20, 2017
Sir Tim Berners-Lee's optimism about the future of the web is starting to wane in the face of a "nasty storm" of issues including the rollback of net neutrality...The Guardian From ACM Opinion | November 17, 2017
The personal data that users give to a company in exchange for a product or service is worth by some estimates $1,000 per person per year. Companies shouldn't...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 14, 2017
In May 2016, a Facebook page called Heart of Texas urged its nearly 254,000 followers to rise up against what it considered to be an urgent cultural menace.
The New York Times From ACM Opinion | November 9, 2017
The outcome of the 2016 presidential election is history. But allegations of voter fraud, election interference by foreign governments, and intrusions into state...Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | November 7, 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