CITY JOURNAL …. >> Railroads, the automobile and aircraft, chemistry and pharmaceuticals, electricity, telephone, radio and television, the Internet: each brought about deep transformations, the kinds that define historical epochs. Yet no one predicted any of them. And once each was underway, forecasters then also failed to predict the nature and scale of the impact.
Inside Sources …..>> Polls reveal most Americans fear artificial intelligence. Blame the culture, not the machines. Start with Hollywood’s long love affair with robots running amok. Two iconic examples: the “thinking machine” HAL in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 movie “2001,” and the rogue “Terminator” robots in a movie series that began in 1984.
Real Clear Policy…..>> This year marks the 100th anniversary of the idea of the self-driving car. In 1918 Scientific American published a vision of the “car of the future” when “the steering wheel will be obsolete” and driving “done from a small control board.”
Real Clear Politics …………… A new Rasmussen poll finds half of Facebook’s users say they might bail out of that social media site because of privacy concerns. For Facebook’s detractors, there’s surely some schadenfreude. And its competitors sitting on the sidelines are doubtless salivating over the prospect of nabbing customers. At stake here, however, is much more…
Real Clear Science … if you’re a corporation in the business of disrupting the status quo, say, or a pundit looking to stir up trouble, or a writer of dystopian movies and novels, what you should want to know is what kinds of things worry Millennials.
Investors Business Daily The global embrace of electric cars is being hailed by myriad enthusiasts as yet another kind of digital disruption coming out of Silicon Valley.