Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, and hacker. Originally an astrophysicist he now works as a consultant and journalist, focusing on open hardware, security, and emerging technologies. In the past he has mesh networked the Moscone Center, caused a U.S. Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was—at the time—the most distant object yet discovered. Be sure to follow him on Twitter at @aallan.
That smartphones can track our every movement seems obvious today, but in 2011 we weren't quite used to the idea.
"Treat the underlying culture that made this possible, not the symptoms."
Cash is king, until it's not.
When "always be hustling" catches up with you.
But we're not quite there yet.
It’s going to take a lot more than a trade war with China to stop forces like automation from transforming manufacturing.
Over the next decade or two we can expect to see general purpose computing, sensors, and wireless networking, all bundled up in millimeter-scale sensor motes that can drift in the air currents around us.
Although the initial shock may have worn off, the long term implications Monday’s controversial buyout offer for British technology firm ARM, by the Japanese giant SoftBank, are still unclear.
Mark Zuckerberg famously claimed that privacy was no longer “a social norm,” but the new social norm may not long survive the coming of the Internet of Things.