by | Dec 29, 2019

Let’s start with a story. Just a few years ago, when I first turned to think seriously about the changes wrought by 40 years of the computer revolution, I found myself in a meeting with some senior figures in cybertechnology:…

by | Oct 7, 2019

One year ago, I left the cushy confines of the Washington, D.C., political world and arrived at Fort Benning, Georgia, to begin service to my nation as a United States Army officer. While in D.C., I worked and spoke on…

by | Jul 7, 2019

What, exactly, is the cloud? Where is the cloud? (No, not up there.) In the most simplistic terms possible, cloud computing involves storing and accessing data and programs over the internet instead of a traditional hard drive. In many ways,…

by | Jun 25, 2019

Two big tech stories broke today. One indicts Google. One indicts Amazon. Both stories paint pictures of disinterested behemoths rampaging over truth and decency in the pursuit of the almighty dollar and twisted ideological ends. Their callous disregard for their…

by | Dec 13, 2018

Cybersecurity has become an increasingly important diplomatic and human rights issue, as states weaponize digital tools to oppress and suppress their people and violate the privacy of others around the world. This came to light on Friday, when the Frontiers…

by | Oct 25, 2018

I just got off the phone with the founder of Minds.com, Bill Ottman. Minds.com is a new social media hybrid site that promises to do what no other major platform has done: keep your information private. It also uses game…

by | Oct 23, 2018

On October 21, 1879 Thomas Edison ran an electric current through a carbonized filament of cotton thread suspended in a glass vacuum tube. It glowed for nearly 14 hours, into the next day. Consequently, Edison and his team had invented…

by | Aug 27, 2018

Clifford D. May’s “The China Syndrome” is spot on. Many Americans, and Washington decision-makers, still mistakenly view China as a trading partner rather than a geopolitical adversary.  Mr. May is correct that our “friends” are singularly focused on usurping America’s First World…

by | Aug 10, 2018

Mainstream big technology companies’ market value has exploded in 2018. At first glance, the rise seems understandable. The technologies developed are ubiquitous. When taking a closer look at the numbers, with particular reflection on the 2008 financial crisis, some serious…

by | Aug 4, 2018

Apple Inc.’s stock value topped one trillion dollars yesterday. Apple gained 2.9% from its opening, briefly tipping to one trillion, followed by a selloff. The stock ended the day above one trillion at $207.39 a share. The first member of…

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