Golden Boy Zuckerberg and Facebook

 

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s young and dynamic CEO conceded that he used to ridicule early users for believing in him in keeping their confidential news.  However, it was a childish remark made by a Harvard student during his college years, now he says that he’s more mature. 

Moreover, the information was taken by former Valleywag Nicholas Carlson at Silicon Insider and was now confirmed by Mr. Zuckerberg in the New Yorker piece.  However, this old quote intensifies Facebook’s privacy policies wherein they continue to revise it at even terms. Furthermore, the CEO, upholds such privacy adjustment by stating that the social standards were replaced by openness. Additionally, tech executive, Anil Dash tells the New Yorker that such amendments are attractive to the boy wonder, Zuckerberg than half a billion of his Facebook users.

Additionally, the division between Zuckerberg’s principle and the users is that the latter would like to have their activities unexposed. When Facebook was initiated, the social network experienced privacy issues one after the other. Due to this the company altered its privacy settings based on their customers’ feedback. Apparently, as the world’s first in the global electronic scene, Facebook will take the criticisms for everything it carries out.

Moreover, just this year, Facebook reported its quarterly revenue of $1.45 billion wherein 30% of which came from mobile advertising. In this we can say, that the company, run by qualified and competent adults knew that the future of their business is dependent on the network’s confidentiality settings.

On contrary, the network’s view toward concealment of private information was often revised frequently and has been consistently scrappy: Do alterations, and then check how people were affected.

Likewise, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg statement was quoted as:

“Mark really does believe very much in transparency and the vision of an open society and open world, and so he wants to push people that way. I think he also understands that the way to get there is to give people granular control and comfort. He hopes you’ll get more open, and he’s kind of happy to help you get there. So for him, it’s more of a means to an end. For me, I’m no as sure.”

Robots: Man’s Fiercest Competitors in the Employment Arena

personal-robot-02-by-franz-steinerAccording to Prison Planet’s J.D. Heyes, globally, entertainment channels, department stores, hotels and other industries are burgeoning employment districts providing jobs to the qualified workforce. However, in the next years to come such phenomena will be obliterated with the advent of robotics, which in turn could have a downward spiraling effect to millions of jobs.

Recently, Rethink Robotics, launched the advanced anthropological cyborg named Baxter. Moreover, this inexpensive and trainable technological novelty, only at $22,000 garnered astounding feedbacks from the manufacturing enterprise. Indubitably, an advantage of this trainable invention is that it can harmoniously work with humans. Nevertheless, this seemingly balanced relationship will serve as a threat to diminish highly priced human labor in the production line arena.
This April, the company launches a software platform allowing Baxter to complete complex work orders, such as picking up clothes and folding it for future inspection and separation of garments into the “good” or “not good” heap.
Scott Eckert, CEO of Rethink is able to disclose that aside from his usual programmed tasks, Baxter can eventually be upgraded using various applications with versions of him pouring coffee, making hamburgers and arranging clothes in racks of different boutiques. Evidently, this will be made doable once the corporation develops a software development kit that will allow third party innovators to contribute in Baxter’s app development.

On the other hand, firms need not to wait for Baxter’s modifications, because Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has already come up with Bakebot, a pastry bionic machine competent to read recipes and assemble cookies for baking in the oven. In addition, Berkely from the University of California can even fold shirts and wash clothes.

Apparently, these bionic astronomical advancements are not as beneficial as we think, because as humans we will unconsciously put our nose to the grindstone once our fierce competitors take over our source of living.  Hereafter, our economy will eventually suffer losses, meaning there is nothing to tax, local and state profits will decline, because these mechanical beings are incapable of generating revenue.

 

Drones to roam America’s skies by 2015

What are these Drones and why is there sudden major hustle and bustle AGAIN about them as of current time?

From a technology perspective, unmanned aircraft, especially the self-piloted kind, are in no doubt awesome. These unmanned aerial systems or Drones are used by the government of America a few years back and have served the government at a large amount. Here’s a recap of what these robots have done and are still at it as of present time: it have served as a game changer in many aspects in the past years, especially for men and women who were and are serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. These systems have provided troops which much important eyes in the sky and have taken fight to the enemy, eliminate some of the most deadly Al Qaeda terrorists. These drones also are to thank for for increasing the United States of America’s capabilities to secure the countries’ borders and aid first respondents.It began as a possibility back in the year 2004 where US Customs and Borders Protection began looking at using Drones. Fast forward to current time. For the record, CBP owns ten UAS aircraft which are used to surveil  tunnels of smuggling of drugs, and assist with the deployment of National Guard resources to local flooding. CBP has flown missions in support of Texas Rangers, US Forest Service, FBI, Border Patrol and others. These unmanned aerial systems have become a force multiplier for military operations and border security.

News have up about these Drones again as of present time. Why is that? The United States of America is now on the edge of a new horizon for Drones are to be officially used within their homeland instead of just foreign lands. It is expected to take off officially two years from now (2015). In 2012, there are about 200 active Certificates of Authorization issued by the Federal Aviation Administration to over 100 different entities, such as law enforcement departments and academic institutions, to fly drones domestically. By Sept. 30, 2015, drones will have to have access to U.S. airspace that is currently reserved for piloted aircraft. This applies to military, commercial and privately owned drones — so it could mean a major increase in unmanned aircraft winging through our airspace. That’s airspace to be shared with airliners, cargo planes and small private aircraft.

With Obama as president again and these drones under his wing, what are some reactions of people especially American citizens?

Unmanned aircraft are going to be a huge part of the future of aviation, but with great technology comes great ethical responsibility. With Obama as president again and these Drones under his wing, what are the reaction of people regarding this unmanned air crafts roaming the skies of their homeland?

“We want more drones, but we want fewer shadow wars. Let’s develop a legal, ethical framework for ensuring that the precedents you set in your second term put us on a path for responsible use of unmanned systems technology. The rest of the world isn’t terribly far behind the U.S. in drone capabilities, and others are going to look at the example you set for how best to deploy it.”
Clay Dillow, contributing writer of PopSci

“American public are just frightened frankly about the use of UAS possibly have invasion of their privacy invasions of their civil rights.” ~Rep. Paul Broun

“The privacy dangers posed by drones are unprecedented in scope and current privacy law is not equipped to deal with them, surveillance drones may soon be in the lives of everyday American citizens if police are allowed to use them with no judicial oversight or privacy protections.” ~Trevor Timm

 

by Kim Perez