Archive for December, 2017

Beware Incredible Technology-Enabled Futures

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Throughout my life, the future has been envisioned and marketed by many as a technology-enabled utopia. As a child growing up in the greater Los Angeles area, my siblings and I were treated to an annual pilgrimage to Disneyland. Originally created for the 1964-65 World’s Fair, Disneyland’s “Carousel of Progress” presented Walt Disney’s awe-inspiring vision […]

There’s Nothing Mere About Semantics

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Disagreements and confusion are often characterized as mere matters of semantics. There is nothing “mere” about semantics, however. Differences that are based in semantics can be insidious, for we can differ semantically without even realizing it. It is our shared understanding of word meanings that enables us to communicate. Unfortunately, our failure to define our […]

New Book: Big Data, Big Dupe

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

I’ve written a new book, titled Big Data, Big Dupe, which will be published on February 1, 2018. As the title suggests, it is an exposé on Big Data—one that is long overdue. To give you an idea of the content, here’s the text that will appear on the book’s back cover: Big Data, Big […]