Chris Wiesinger

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If You Drive Less Than 10,000 Miles a Year, You Probably Shouldn't Own a Car

Up to one-quarter of all U.S. drivers might be better off using ride-sharing services instead.<p>Every day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps, and the percentage of teens getting their …

Nobody Knows What Lies Beneath New York City

Before a single raindrop fell, Alan Leidner knew the waters could rise and throw the city into darkness. On this point, the maps were as clear as a …

Maps

The Problem With 'Fast-Casual Architecture'

Washington, D.C., has a huge new waterfront development that’s fun, popular, and easy on the eyes. Is anything wrong with that?<p>There are no stop signs along the Wharf, the new $2.5 billion waterfront development that opened over the weekend in Washington, D.C. No traffic lights or pedestrian …

Is The City A Platform Worth Billions?

Platforms, in terms of economics and technology, are powerful and disruptive when they work. EBay is a platform that changed how everything from collectibles to big-ticket electronics are bought and sold. Amazon began as a book retailer, but became a platform where vendors and buyers conduct …

Smart Cities

From urban planning and emergency training to Pokémon Go: applications of virtual reality GIS (VRGIS) and augmented reality GIS (ARGIS) in personal, public and environmental health

The latest generation of virtual and mixed reality hardware has rekindled interest in virtual reality GIS (VRGIS) and augmented reality GIS (ARGIS) …

Mixed Reality

Smart city technology market set to reach $775 billion by 2021

Smart city tech will grow exponentially in the next few years, driven by advances in information and communications technology, including IoT sensors …

Smart Cities

Global Impositioning Systems

When alison kendall’s boss told her in 2007 that her civil service job was being transferred to a different building in another part of Vancouver, …

Evangelical Fundamentalism and Catholic Integralism: A surprising ecumenism | La Civiltà Cattolica

<i>In God We Trust</i>. This phrase is printed on the banknotes of the United States of America and is the current national motto. It appeared for the first …

Religion

Real time total plant overview in virtual 3D

C-Level Execs Value Data, Have No Idea What to Do With It

Almost all C-suite executives at large enterprises believe data and analytics are important to their business, but most are struggling to become …

C-suite Leadership

Was the Rise of Neoliberalism the Root Cause of Extreme Inequality?

<i>By George Monbiot</i><p>Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for most of us, …

Economics

Building a Progressive International

The West is in a political trap, with neoliberals like Hillary Clinton and neo-nationalists like Donald Trump perpetuating an endless loop of mutual …

Free Trade

Frequent password changes are the enemy of security, FTC technologist says | Ars Technica

Contrary to what you've been told, frequent changes can be counterproductive.<p>Shortly after Carnegie Mellon University professor Lorrie Cranor became …

North Carolina

Computing pioneer Alan Kay on AI, Apple and future

Alan Kay is one of the pioneers of personal computing. His role in developing the graphical user interface (GUI) at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Centre …

Artificial Intelligence

Privacy + Security Forum I Conference Speakers

Pedro Allende<p>Associate<br>Boies, Schiller & Flexner<p>Raj Ananthanpillai<p>CEO<br>IDentrix<p>Sharon Anolik<p>President<br>Privacy Panacea<p>Justin Antonipillai<p>Founder and …

mails are Being Intercepted

As we have began the process of staging our audit, we have set up PGP encrypted communications between OSTIF, QuarksLab, and the lead developer of …

Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Key to Windows Backdoor

In a cautionary tale to those who favor government-mandated backdoors to security systems, Microsoft accidentally leaked the key protecting its UEFI …

Information Security

Tesla Might Replace Autopilot’s Eyes with Something Far More Advanced - MIT Technology Review

What will Tesla’s new brain be capable of?<p>The car company announced last week that it would no longer use a vision system provided by MobileEye, an …

Machine Learning

The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority

(Chapter from <i>Skin in the Game</i>)<p><i>How Europe will eat Halal — Why you don’t have to smoke in the smoking section — Your food choices on the fall of the</i> …

Inside OpenAI, Elon Musk's Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free

The Friday afternoon news dump, a grand tradition observed by politicians and capitalists alike, is usually supposed to hide bad news. So it was a …

Canada’s Vision for Smart Cities

Canada’s <b>National Research Council</b> (<b>NRC)</b> has identified <i>Cities of the Future</i> as a game-changing technology and economic opportunity. Following a …

The 8 Smartest Cities In Latin America

Which cities in the region are leading the way toward becoming urban centers of innovation and using technology and civic policy to create better lives for their citizens?<p>Read more:<br>• Top 10 Smartest Cities in North America<br>• Top 10 Smartest Cities In Asia/Pacific.<p>As I’ve written before, all smart …

The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats

<b>Memo:</b> From Nick Hanauer <b><br>To:</b> My Fellow Zillionaires<p>You probably don’t know me, but like you I am one of those .01%ers, a proud and unapologetic capitalist. I have founded, co-founded and funded more than 30 companies across a range of industries—from itsy-bitsy ones like the night club I started in …

Confused Why Donald Trump’s Message Is Resonating? Relative Comparison Theory And Income Inequality Explain A Lot.

Last week, I published a story explaining that the overall picture of the United States is incredibly good on a historical perspective. The Democrats …

Demonetized Cost of Living

People are concerned about how AI and robotics are taking jobs and destroying livelihoods… reducing our earning capacity, and subsequently destroying …

The Remarkable Inconsistency Of Climate Denial

This is a year of politics. That means everyone has opinions about where the world should be headed and how we should get there.<p>No matter how weird this political season has been, however, there remains a key difference between opinions and facts. That difference comes into the starkest relief when …

Climate Change

Interview on Urbanization, Charter Cities and Growth Theory

When I was in Hong Kong in March, I had an interesting interview with Cloud Yip from iMoney magazine. Here’s the transcript:<p><i>Q: The idea of Charter</i> …

Connected, self-drive cars pose serious new security challenges

In a world where motor vehicles can be weapons and cars increasingly depend on internal computers and internet connections, automakers are under …