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  • Apple’s New Ad Campaign Goes All the Way To Washington

    Apple’s New Ad Campaign Goes All the Way To Washington

    Apple’s new marketing campaign could drastically affect data privacy policy in the U.S. Data privacy is a growing concern on many of our minds, but the global tech giant is now making it a commercial priority. If their previous market success is any indication of what is to come, the issue is about to grip…

  • Which entity – the government or the private sector – presents a greater threat to the future of our society?

    Which entity – the government or the private sector – presents a greater threat to the future of our society?

    [This position paper was written in April, 2021 as part of my graduate studies in tech ethics and policy at Duke University. The course explored privacy, technology, and national security. The title is the prompt.] “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.”[1]  These were bitter words from Sun Microsystem’s CEO Scott McNealy, back in…

  • Values, Victims, and Other Broken Eggs: Encryption and Child Sexual Exploitation Online

    Values, Victims, and Other Broken Eggs: Encryption and Child Sexual Exploitation Online

    In 1984, Apple Inc. produced an iconic Super Bowl commercial that kicked off the tradition of entertaining advertising that so many now look forward to during the championship game. The commercial picks up on the famous novel by George Orwell. In a bleak and colorless future, masses of despondent citizens march mindlessly to a dark…

  • In Interactive View of The Future Of Self-Driving Cars at Moogfest

    In Interactive View of The Future Of Self-Driving Cars at Moogfest

    Since 2004, Moogfest has brought together artists, thinkers, entrepreneurs, and researchers in an effort to grow a global community of futurists with eyes on changing the world. Amidst the electronic music permeating the event, are workshops on protests and how to effectively intervene in public spaces; hacks, how-to’s, and maker sessions; and Pub Talks that…

  • 200 Years of Frankenstein

    200 Years of Frankenstein

    Two-hundred years ago, in a rented mansion on the shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, five notable friends sheltered from a storm so relentless that 1816 would be dubbed the year without a summer. During their time together, a friendly competition would generate a prescient piece of literature that raises moral and ethical questions still relevant…