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
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
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
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
Famed science-fiction writer Fredric Brown (1906–1972) delighted in creating the shortest of short stories. "Answer," published in 1954, encapsulated a prescient...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | August 14, 2015
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