Living Equitably with Tech at Any Age

For all those kids out there from 1 to 92 who need to use technology, how do you make it work for yourself? Are you really connected to the society or is society passing you by? This post explores the “red shift” inherent in our technological environment and how the pace of change and complexity it generates leaves a Digital Divide and an economic gap in its wake.

Tech To Table: Global Trade and Your Smart Kitchen

When I wake up each morning, I like to make myself a cup of coffee and a bite to eat. I normally do not think twice about where I start my day. My handy and cozy kitchen.

Lions and Tigers and Technology: Why new tech (like vaccines) scare us

Since the earliest times, technologies have been a two-edged sword – literally. They cut both ways. We all remember in our Jungian collective unconscious the scene where the exceedingly useful wheel – now on the nasty armed chariot – scares the fleeing peasant. Boy, the inventor of that technology sure never intended for that to unfold.

Safe and Snug in My Remote Office, Or Am I?

March 2020 was scary for most people around the world. A new and dangerous virus was afoot and uncertainty was the order of the day. As it turned out, for many of us we made a rapid pivot to working remotely and to social distancing.

What an AI Laundry Machine Taught Me About Economics

We arrived in Japan recently to attend to some family matters. One household issue we also wanted to deal with was our legacy washing machine. Little did I know that this would start an adventure in both technology and Economics.

Introducing the Tech & Society Blog

Welcome to the Tech & Society Blog hosted here at the Henry George School of Social Science. By definition, a blog is a regularly updated web page written in an informal style often by a single person.