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Phil Gura

2020 Foresight: Doing the Vacuuming

Pick your aphorism.  Nature abhors a vacuum.  Markets hate uncertainty. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.  Small is beautiful.  Whichever one you choose, my prediction for 2020 is the same:  we will see state legislatures acting to protect their citizens (and lure corporate taxpayers) by passing […]

The Sharp End of the Spear

How many times a month do you read about one more hack, or receive a letter from a company that has exposed your information to a threatening force? We understand that our offices, banks, stores and other data holders are constantly under attack from forces across the globe. […]

Are Humans Necessary?

Three seemingly unrelated topics coalesced in my head on this Independence Day Eve Day. First, I am reading proofs of my colleague and fellow HDD blogger Ted Claypoole’s excellent forthcoming new book “The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines”, which discusses the ways AI will (and won’t […]

Say Pub Cheese

Remember when your high school guidance counselor threatened that your bad grades, crap attitude or sophomoric hi-jinx would become a part of your “permanent record” and follow you for the rest of your life.  While that might once have been a scare tactic, it’s becoming a harsh reality […]