Technology is transforming where, when, and with whom we work and play. Cities are becoming “smart,” robots are finding jobs, and digital platforms aren’t just replacing, but redefining how individuals, businesses, and communities interact. Nobody has voted for these changes, let alone fully understands their implications, as every positive outcome usually comes with a cost. Privacy. Jobs. Our ability to talk to one another.

As complement to the work I do with some of the largest industrial brands in the world (actually, every company today is in the "technology" business), I blog about the issues, trade-offs, and opportunities for better and more robust conversation and consensus at A Cross of Silicon.

Links to my essays follow below:

Let’s Stop Fetishizing Tech

The Gender Bias Of Digital Assistants

Uber’s Dystopian Bet

The World’s Best Trade Show

It’s A Cookbook!

Facebook Can’t Quit You Baby

Our Glass Bottom Phones

The “American AI Initiative” Needs To Be Smarter

Don’t Be Scared Of Robots

Fritz Lang’s Davos

Is GDPR Coming To A Country Near You?

The Quadruple Threat Of Climate Change Risk

#googlewalkout: Exception or Trend?

The False Promise of Virtual Reality

Tech, Lies, and the Lessons of GE

Watching Them Cram For Finals

Social Media As Religious Canon

He Who Controls Content Controls Truth

Should The US Hire Digital Dogs To Fight Cyber War?

EU’s Google Fine Isn’t Just About Business

EU Copyright Debate is Orwellian

Alexa & The World’s Oldest Profession

Will AI Kill The Need For Insurance?

Does Big Tech Enable Or Impede Innovation?

So What About The Gig Economy?

Monsanto Will Disappear, But The Issues Won’t

Is GDPR The Big Opt-Out?

Is The Model T Coming Back?

Who’s Fault Is It That Congress Doesn’t Understand Tech?

My Life Without Facebook

We’re All Crash Test Dummies Now

Do We Possess A Right To Be Forgotten?

The Case For Regulating A.I.

CES: The Festival of Frivolity

Does Democracy Depend on Anonymity?

Cell Phone Danger: Breaking Dam or Fake News?

Bitcoin Gives Blockchain A Bad Name

Technology Isn’t Better

Is Bob Lutz Right?

Earth, Our Only Home

Can Tech Companies Remake Puerto Rico?

What If The Future Of Transportation Is Staying Put?

Are Smart Cities For Citizens Or Consumers?

We Never Intended

The First Era After Time

Bitcoin: Capitalism, or Conspiracy?

Why Did We Get HAL 9000, Not C-3P0?

How Big Tech Subverts Capitalism

Cajun Navy Is Model For Future Communities

Tim Cook’s Capitalism Should Be Copied

How Will Haters Find Love?

Does Uber Prove Marx Was Right?

Microsoft Deserves A Bigger Purpose

I Want A Tesla Toaster

Are Big Data Black Swan Killers?

The Oldest Innovation: Monopoly

Paris, Exxon & Energy Innovation

Trading Privacy For Safety

A Tale of Two Cities

Amazon’s Retail Plan Isn’t About Books

A Different Future For The Ford 1,400

Technology Has A POV

The Innovation Communications Challenge

The Robot Apocalypse Starts With Ping Pong?

Why Not Autonomous Everything Else First?

Tesla Isn’t Worth More Than GM Or Ford

Uber Should Run On An App

Snapchat and the Rise of Fake Value

Are Social Media Soma?

Samsung’s Unplanned Obsolescence

Will Smart Tech Be Moral?

Tesla & SpaceX Crash Into Our Expectations For Innovation

On The Dangers of Opacity

Here’s Why Yahoo’s Story Has An Unhappy Ending