The United States is at a technological crossroads. At a time of dramatically increased demand for Internet capacity and unresolved issues around the concepts of Network Neutrality, a new regulatory approach is needed to both incentivize bandwidth deployment and maintain an open Internet.
"The Cost of Empire" is an analysis of the 30 year build-up of U.S. Defense spending. It is my contention that our current economic crisis is directly tied to our "imperial overstretch" and that only by a careful reexamination of our military commitments will we be able to emerge from the current slump.
Something important is happening in California. A profound experiment in Federalism, led by a Republican Governor and a Democratic legislature is taking shape and it is the first break with an American political culture that has been centralizing power in Washington since 1932. In four years the state has passed laws on auto emissions, CO2 levels, stem cell research, personal data privacy and appliance energy standards all of which have clashed with the neoconservative agenda of the Bush administration.
The IPTV Revolution, presented at "The Network Society and the Knowledge Economy:
Portugal in the Global Context", a seminar convened in Lisbon,
Portugal, by His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic,
Dr. Jorge Sampaio
Conventional wisdom would suggest
that the rise of a U.S.-centric knowledge economy would lead to a world
where American economic and cultural forces continue to dominate. But
what if that vision is a misreading of the current moment in history?
Perhaps the age of the large-scale hierarchical enterprise such as Time
Warner or Pfizer is at its zenith and the forces of the digital
revolution are about to introduce an era of profound devolution where
power is surrendered to local units from vast centralized Knowledge