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Adam Thierer
Works at Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Attended Indiana University
Lives in Arlington, VA
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What does the Dept. of Transportation's new driverless cars guidance document tell us about the future of technology regulation? In a nutshell: For better or worse, "agency threats" will rule emerging technologies. I discuss in my latest blog post:


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Andrea Castillo and I filed brief comments today on "Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence" in an open proceeding that the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy has initiated: http://mercatus.org/publication/preparing-future-artificial-intelligence
Share · Print. The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has requested comments pertaining to the governance of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The Technology Policy Program of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the impact of ...
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my latest paper is a short piece on "The Right to Try and the Future of the FDA in the Age of Personalized Medicine."

http://mercatus.org/publication/right-to-try-and-fda-future-personalized-medicine
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Interested in the future of technology policy? Come hear Yale University bioethicist Wendell Wallach and me debate the intersection of innovation policy and technological ethics for robotics, drones, driverless cars, nanotech, and more! Our discussion will take place Tuesday, May 3rd at Noon at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, DC. RSVP at link below:
http://mercatus.org/events/permissionless-innovation-lunch-and-discussion-adam-thierer-and-wendell-wallach

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summary of the major policy recommendations from book on "Permissionless Innovation"
https://medium.com/mercatus-scholar-commentary/permissionless-innovation-a-10-part-policy-checklist-7244cc63ac22#.1r7x6xt38
10 things every policymaker can do to enhance people’s welfare across the world.
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new blog post: A Section 230 for the “Makers” Movement: Extending Section 230 Immunities to Robotics, 3D Printing & Virtual Reality.
The success of the Internet and the modern digital economy was due to its open, generative nature, driven by the ethos of “permissionless innovation.” A “light-touch” policy regime helped make this…
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short new paper with Michael Wilt on 4 potential models for FDA reform: http://mercatus.org/publication/need-fda-reform-four-models
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my complete review of “Innovation and Its Enemies” by Calestous Juma. Best innovation policy book I've read in years.
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I put together this mega-post listing everything related to my ongoing "Permissionless Innovation" project at the Mercatus Center: https://techliberation.com/2016/04/19/permissionless-innovation-book-video-slides-podcast-paper-more/
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now live on Kindle: 2nd Edition of my book, "Permissionless Innovation: The Continuing Case for Comprehensive Technological Freedom"

http://www.amazon.com/Permissionless-Innovation-Continuing-Comprehensive-Technological-ebook/dp/B01CZBH3Z6
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researcher at the Mercatus Center [http://mercatus.org] where I monitor high-tech policy, cyberlaw & digital economics. Also blog at http://techliberation.com
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I am a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center [http://mercatus.org] where I monitor high-technology policy, cyberlaw developments, and digital economics. I have authored, co-authored, or edited 7 books on issues ranging from intellectual property, online child safety, Internet governance, federalism in high-technology markets, and the regulation of network industries. I blog at the Technology Liberation Front [http://techliberation.com] and write a weekly column for Forbes [http://blogs.forbes.com/adamthierer].
Education
  • Indiana University
  • University of Maryland
  • Boston University
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senior research fellow
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  • Mercatus Center at George Mason University
    senior research fellow, present
  • Progress & Freedom Foundation
  • Cato Institute
  • Heritage Foundation
  • The Adam Smith Institute
  • Mercatus Center at George Mason University
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Arlington, VA
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McLean, VA - Crown Point, IN - London - Indianapolis, IN - Bloomington, IN - Washington, DC - Princeton, IL - Silver Spring, MD