Technology Policy & Ethics: July 2020
The Faustian Bargain- The Promise of AI and the Destruction of Jobs Part 3
Dr. Frank M. Groom
One option is to undertake a national effort to identify the work which must remain local to the communities and the country. Among these will be the traditional trades of plumbing, welding, electrical, repair, and installation. The builders, bricklayers, roofers, solar panel installers, well drillers, chimney builders, and repairers are always needed. Other local positions needed are the care and assistance of others including the sick, disabled, and elderly. Furthermore, the teachers in the pre-school, elementary, and high schools will likely remain local. Over time, public university education will increasingly be delivered by a few high-quality instructors over the national broadband network which 5G will significantly enhance. Millions of additional required jobs must be envisioned, planned, trained, and embedded in our business, public, and private organizations. Otherwise, we may be left with a sizable unemployed population supported by a public dole which can only be sustained by the large corporations which no longer need and employ that populace.
The Economics of Shared Infrastructure in 5G Networks
Zoraida Frias, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain; Volker Stocker, Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society (The German Internet Institute) / Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
5G, the new generation of mobile communications, has been designed to become the ultimate enabler for a digital revolution. Making possible a variety of new applications and business models, 5G is expected to drive a disruptive transformation of societies and economies. It promises to connect vehicles for more efficient, sustainable, and safer mobility; facilitate connected urban infrastructures for improved public services; revolutionize the health sector; and make factories and production processes smarter.
On the one hand, these innovative applications and use cases will significantly broaden the range of services delivered via mobile networks. On the other hand, they entail much more dynamic, diverse, and complex demands for connectivity, particularly in terms of Quality of Service. While some applications require ultra-high data rates or extremely low latencies, others need to be highly energy-efficient.
How Blockchain Solutions can Improve the Education Sector
Bryan Fortriede, Lindsey Neeley, and Jake Skinner – Ball State University
Starting with identity management and the “laws of identity”  this article will discuss the current challenges and requirements imposed upon students in the education sector today. Building upon identity and record-keeping on a blockchain, the access granted to requesting entities is defined within access security. An exploration of the challenges and benefits by implementing blockchain and identity management with access security will highlight areas where complicated processes can be simplified with the use of blockchain technology. The summary below will detail how blockchain and identity management can be implemented to simplify and improve the current procedures that exist today.