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Technology Policy

The Rise of the Robots -- Friend or Foe for Developing Countries?

Johannes Jütting | Posted 03.03.2016 | Technology
Johannes Jütting

How can developing countries confront this possible widening of the digital divide, and its potential threat to their development strategies?

The Internet of Things Era Is Here. Is Washington Ready?

Alex Wirth | Posted 01.11.2017 | Technology
Alex Wirth

When I first walked onto the showroom floor of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) I was simply overwhelmed. From cages filled with flying drones (inc...

The First Word I Ever Googled: Why Online Privacy Is an LGBT Issue

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

The network these brave LGBT troops were building, using a new generation of social tools like Facebook, was strong, but it had one glaring weakness: Its security was completely dependent upon the policies and the precautions put in place by the companies that hosted it.

Technology Presents New Educational Opportunities for Latino Youth

Jason Resendez | Posted 05.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Jason Resendez

Two recent events underscored the importance of utilizing digital tools to inspire students and demonstrated the intersection between technology and education.

Rand Paul's Bold Stand for Civil Liberties

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

At a time when Americans are even more disgusted than usual with Washington's inability to handle their own manufactured crises, Paul has demonstrated the positive power that one legislator can have on a specific issue.

The "Innovation for Jobs" Chasm

David Nordfors | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business
David Nordfors

Politicians have started to discuss innovation as a job creator. This is logical. Innovation is the main driver of economic growth. But are countries organized to do anything about it? We think not.

How America Can Lead the Clean Energy Race

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Teryn Norris

The U.S. has a successful track record of catching up in strategic industries. We can and must do the same today in clean energy, and in the aftermath of cap and trade, there's not a moment to waste.

The Collapse of Competitiveness Policy?

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Teryn Norris

Last week, the flagship federal legislation for U.S. competitiveness containing broad support for science, technology, and advanced education - called...

Going Political - Not Postal

Donna Conroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donna Conroy

I am an American tech worker, a refugee created by a broken social contract after building a wired field of high-tech dreams. It seems you only know us as "going postal" but now, we are going political.

Asia Challenges U.S. Innovation Leadership, New Report Shows

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Teryn Norris

A major report released last week by the National Science Board concludes that U.S. global leadership in science and technology is declining as foreig...