Tech News (11/12/18)

Hard Questions: What Are We Doing to Stay Ahead of Terrorists?

What Facebook is doing is very noble but not the solution to this problem. It’s similar to Wall Street saying they are self-policing. Or worse the tycoons of the Gilded Era arguing that they know best. The only solution in this situation is for the government to interfere. This should solely be the job of the government. This of course means curtailing the powers of all social companies.

 

Meet the Robot Who Knows How to Trade Bonds Better Than You Do

To the financial literate this reminds one of the 2010 Flash Crash. The Robot might increase efficiency in the market. But it also can detect and react to errors faster. Which can trigger a chain of events before Humans can react. A computer will never be able to compare with pure nonsensical judgement. The ideal solution is that a person must always continue to execute and approve all trades.

 

Rocket Lab’s Modest Launch Is Giant Leap for Small Rocket Business

What this article fails to mention is the the increase in space junk that will result from this. This on its own is the biggest problem with all commercial space enterprises. Major nations should ban this type of activity till a stable cleanup solution is made.

 

 

Author: Francisco Reveriano

Computer Engineering Student at UHCL

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