In honor of Prime Day 2020, an overview of Amazon’s biggest merger: not a merger with peer corporations, but the police state.
Why I think coronavirus will prompt a shift, long in the making, to greater digitization. More surveillance, more automation, and more of daily life moved online.
If you’re like me, you may have been hoping for this. The only thing that would be better is Hillary making another attempt. All of this just makes the message of the left clearer: The very wealthy are in opposition to us fundamentally, and need to be reigned in so we can all have a […]
I’ve been hesitant to write about this for a while. After months of entertaining the idea in my head, I figured I might as well get it out into writing. Not because it’s a brilliant idea (it’s neither brilliant nor original, at all) but because it’s a cool idea. Well, cool might be the wrong […]
This is a short policy brief exploring the the problems posed by Big Data companies and potential solutions. I) Executive Summary Big Data companies thrive on the unregulated control and processing of massive amounts of information. This has resulted in several problems, political, economic, and psychological. Politically, Big Data companies have accumulated disproportionate influence within federal […]
A continually updated list of social media engineers, developers, and executives who have expressed regret over the online world they’ve helped build.
A short policy brief on hi-tech police surveillance in the United States.
The concluding piece of a four-part essay series on San Jose.
Part 3 of the Cyberpunk City Essays explores the effect of San Jose’s hi-tech industry on socioeconomic diversity.
Part 2 of the Cyberpunk City Essays explores the ways in which Silicon Valley companies prioritize regional policy over city policy.