Be The Force: Beacons as Moral Agents

The story of technology swings from narratives of hope to a kind of collective despair and anxiety. We create myths out of people who walk around in faded jeans and hoodies and in the next breath have nightmares about┬árobots taking over our factories, our homes, our cities, our collective conscience. We revere Steve Jobs or […]

Internet of Things: Saving Us From Distraction

The Internet of Things will bring us back to reality. Instead of isolation and disconnection, we’ll be connected again, we’ll be more physical, more tactile. Without it, smart phones and mobile devices may just kill us and destroy public life. Urban theorist Malcolm McCullough says we can’t stop our love affair with our devices. But […]

A Bill of Rights for the Internet of Things

Law might be enough. Standards might be fine. But we can arrive at a shared language of intent if we take some time to think about a Bill of Rights for the Internet of Things. Now, there’s no distinct bill of rights for the Web. Instead, we have a loose coalition of laws and regulations, […]