Saw an article on VentureBeat about ending non-competes. I agree with basic outline. Besides, Trade Secret provisions already cover the core ground necessary for critical, hard to replicate, never publicly disclosed, unique investments in solutions and processes. Surely, free mobility is part of the social contract.
A clear mechanism exist that control the opportunity to advance. Economic circulation is the movement of money throughout society. The more people with more money the more those people can build and maintain a better living situation. This, is the promise of the civilized economy. It is threatened when we embrace artificial scarcity in the raw input of creation. The Innovation Act under consideration may attempt to address this situation of artificial scarcity in software technology creation. However, it seems that some oppose the Innovation Act. I oppose their opposition and stand with those that would abolish software patents.
Many problems exist with Internet and computer technology regarding trust and security. Given all the details that have come out in 2013 about security breaches with the Internet, Web, E-mail, and Cloud technologies, there is a question that might be on the minds on a good number of people. How can we trust this stuff? Today, we will talk about some solutions.
Paper is longer lived and can be more reliable than computer technology. The paperless office was supposed to save money, but the cost was hidden. The true cost exists in energy use, metals and plastics, and all the infrastructure for technology. Far more than is the case for paper. On the other hand, computers are immensely more convenient in many areas versus paper. Technology does not have to be accepted at face value but considered in the broader context of goals and acceptable costs.
It has been mentioned that the State of California may pursue encryption requirements for computer technology. I believe this is intended for the protection of consumer information. The benefit of this occurring in California is that is where most of the high-profile Internet companies are based. Any guidance that applies to California in terms of technology will have the most significant impact in terms of computers and the Internet. Under the effective leadership of California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the nation’s users of computer services over the Web stand to benefit greatly.
What is the right perspective on Internet and Computer Security?
An Internet company admitted that data on it’s computers may have been compromised. Not a surprising revelation given the news over the past few years about data breaches and malware. The intriguing aspect of this report is the way the malware infects the computer and surrenders data privacy.
A casualty of easy access to technology is that certain engineering principles may be unavailable to produce outputs that are sustainable and reliable. The pace of technology is accelerating and will become more widely available and easier to apply. As this occurs, a useful challenge exists in making sure the tools that streamline the translation of ideas into reality does so with greater quality.
Software is not a physical, tangible, manufactured good. The storage device it lives on is tangible, physical, manufactured, but the software is not. The software is a reconfiguration of the energy that is on the storage device. Change the software, you change the energy.
Energy does not rust like metal. You can lose energy but when you maintain energy, software has properties physical things do not. Instantaneous transfer, perfect purity of form, and endless replication. Ironically, this unlimited nature of software works against traditional ways of defining the value of a thing when physical scarcity is a reality. Software is not scarce once created.
Technology can directly influence how people perceive the world and engage with it. Tools of technology can alter what a person is predisposed to do or how they do it. Altruism can be channeled through technology to make ideal configurations of society real. This seems to be the future role of technology. That or its inverse, an entrenched means of repression and inhibition of potential most inescapable. The benefit of technology follows from the motivations of its makers and stewards.