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Are You Prepared?

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which has grown into  a collaborative effort between government and industry to enhance cybersecurity awareness, encourage actions by the public to reduce online risk and generated discussion on cyber threats on a national and global scale  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advises that there are four basic steps both individuals and businesses can take to better manage their online actions:


Risk and Ethics

I examined the factors that should go into making responsible decisions around risky ventures in our current environment in my column last month and concluded: “The general shape of risk has not changed that much in the past 15 years, but every time is new. There is no shortcut or quick fix to making consequential decisions at the right time. The elements that go into risk management are unchanging: careful, patient, and meticulous thinking.”


Risk, Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

Recently, probably because of local elections and the national political climate, I’ve spent more time reading and thinking about how to “backstop democracy,” – I strongly recommend reading The Brookings Institution’s new white paper, The Democracy Playbook: Preventing and Reversing Democratic Backsliding.


Flying Saucer for Civil Intercontinental Aviation

While Flying Saucers still remain an amusing topic of urban legends today, the potential benefit of the flat and symmetric saucer shape (round or triangle, etc) for transportation means of civil aviation has been utterly ignored. In fact, the saucer shape would grant the Flying Saucers some critical advantages over other flying vehicles so that they might become the best option for the commercial intercontinental passenger transportation in the future. Accordingly, Flying Saucers would completely change the philosophy of intercontinental aviation, and thus travelling by Flying Saucer might become a new fashion for intercontinental flights in the world in the coming decades. 


Digital Destiny: Evolution, Innovation, or Consequence of Experience?

When an item of software or hardware comes to fruition, is it destiny that subsequent offshoots or add-on products emerge? The telephone existed for quite some time, but at some point, along came the answering service. Then came the answering machine. Now there’s voice mail. Was that destiny? Or was that opportunity, being seized by adventurous and creative minds?