Technology

  • FACEBOOK AND COMMON SENSE

    Shelly Palmer Mark Zuckerberg is founder and chief executive officer of Facebook, the world’s largest population. In reading his op-ed in the Washington Post, Mark Zuckerberg: The Internet needs new rules. Let’s start in these four areas, I was struck by its similarities to Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense, which for all...
  • Alternatives to Facebook

    Shelly Palmer  Facebook has been under relentless attack since the Cambridge Analytica scandal in early 2018. Broadcasters and news publishers have declared open season on Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and other senior executives at the company. And while not quite ubiquitous, #deletefacebook pops up every time there’s a story...
  • Can YouTube Ever Be Brand Safe?

    Shelly Palmer They say that if you ask the wrong question, you are guaranteed to get the wrong answer. Asked as, “Can YouTube ever be brand safe?” the answer is no. There is no possible way to make YouTube, or any environment that relies so heavily on user-generated content...
  • Governing a Digital Democracy: Unanswered Questions

    Shelly Palmer  I wrote an article back in April 2009 entitled Metamerica: Evolving The Governance Of A Digital Democracy. It begins, “Dateline New York: April 3, 2021” with breaking news about a massive, catastrophic data breach. Dateline New York: April 3, 2021 — The White House issued a statement today...
  • AI Won’t Take Your Job, People Will

    Shelly Palmer AI, specifically “augmented intelligence,” is going to have both an awesome and an unfortunate impact on our posterity. Let’s explore one possible way AI may impact the future of work, and how it may dramatically change how we train our workforce. The Graphic Arts Department (A Metaphor...
  • Chinese Tech at CES: An Alternative POV

    Shelly Palmer Much has been written about China’s diminished presence at CES 2019. Looking strictly at the numbers, the story seems clear. The CES 2019 Exhibitor directory listed 1,211 Chinese exhibitors, down from 1,551 at the 2018 show (a 20 percent drop). Add in the congressionally approved CFIUS (the Committee on...
  • 5 Ways Technology Can Help You Achieve New Year’s Resolutions

    StatePoint You may have a long list of New Year’s resolutions. Luckily, these days, your efforts can be simplified with the use of technology. Check out these high-tech ways to achieve your 2019 goals: • Focusing: An ancient practice with renewed popularity today, the benefits of meditation can’t be...
  • Thomas Jefferson’s Thoughts on Big Government and Big Tech

    Shelly Palmer  We live in the age of exponentiation. Everything is evolving at an almost unimaginable speed. New tools, techniques, iterations, breakthroughs, and game-changing discoveries happen almost daily. Today, just staying on top of what’s happening is practically a full-time job. This raises a question: If free unencumbered commercial...
  • The Dawn of a New Big Tech Regulatory Era?

    Shelly Palmer  At the ShellyPalmer Innovation Series Breakfast at CES 2018, I had a Socratic discussion about the influence of the big technology platforms and other emerging technologies on our lives and the need for responsible innovation with David Sapin, US Risk & Regulatory Leader, PwC. We also talked about the growing...

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