Emerging Technologies

Many popular blockchain technologies consume vast amounts of electricity today, producing millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions and electronic waste. While the environmental and energy concerns for digital assets should be addressed, heavy-handed regulatory policies that attempt to restrict how operators use data centers are likely to be unsuccessful.
Emerging Technologies
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July 19, 2022
As the metaverse continues to grow and mature, social extended reality (XR) may eventually become the new standard for online interaction.
May 9, 2022
Many popular blockchain technologies consume vast amounts of electricity today, producing millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions and electronic waste. While the environmental and energy concerns for digital assets should be addressed, heavy-handed regulatory policies that attempt to restrict how operators use data centers are likely to be unsuccessful.
February 28, 2022
Even in circumstances without quantum advantage—and where the modeled classical firm is cheaper to scale—the quantum firm’s lower variable computing costs directly improve profitability by reducing the firm’s cost base and indirectly improve profitability by generating greater benefits to investing in market creation.
February 10, 2022
Korea is now a leader in self-service technologies that offer a broad set of benefits to consumers and businesses and have the potential to contribute even more to national prosperity and quality of life.
December 15, 2021
Rob Atkinson was the keynote speaker at the Ministries of Korea Global Policy Conference on the 4th Industrial Revolution on December 15th, 2021.
November 30, 2021
Opponents of facial recognition technologies frequently try to pit the debate as one between the government and ordinary Americans.
November 16, 2021
EFF tries to deflect criticism of its position by arguing law enforcement has many other tools at its disposal—but that claim is a crafty bit of misdirection because EFF has opposed those tools too.
November 9, 2021
Australia’s information commissioner has issued two major rulings in the past month that will make it risky for organizations to deploy not only facial recognition but most forms of biometrics.
October 27, 2021
Freight trains could be the next best thing in transportation given the truck driver shortages and efforts to cut carbon emissions.
September 21, 2021
ITIF hosted a discussion on the current state of carbon tariffs, their challenges, and potential multilateral alternatives.

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