THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Dancing in the Dark: Disappearing Drones and Confused Officials

Stories about drones in mysterious formations across Nebraska and Colorado have been flying around for days, but officials still don’t have any answers. “It baffles me. I don’t know why someone would be doing this for fun.”

By Sioux City Journal  |  January 18, 2020
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New Bill Hopes to “Electrify” the EV Debate in D.C.

The bill is intended to create incentives for electric and plug-in vehicles, but bills like this have failed before and lawmakers are split on the issue. This would be more than just passing legislation, “People are going to have to think differently.”

By Keith Laing, The Detroit News  |  January 17, 2020
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Self-Driving Vehicles Need a Reality Check

The idea of driverless vehicles is great but, as of now, doesn’t work in our reality. Unresolved issues like crash liability, battery lifespan and outdated infrastructure make autonomous vehicles a next-generation prospect.

By Daniel Howes, The Detroit News  |  January 17, 2020
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Struggle for a Preferred Future

A nascent concept out of the United Kingdom captures the promise and pitfalls of a technology-laden future. As its anticipated arrival date of 2030 comes closer, feet grow colder. Is the story the same here?

By Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University  |  January 15, 2020
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Another One Bites The Dust: Cambridge Bans Facial Recognition

The city is now the fourth in Massachusetts to ban official use of the technology, with more following close behind. State officials are concerned that the software is discriminatory and will “lead to harmful ‘false positive’ identifications.”

By Jackson Cote, MassLive.com  |  January 15, 2020
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