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Adam Thierer
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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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Some brief thoughts on today's big European Court of Justice ruling on the EU-US safe harbor agreement and its implications for the Internet and digital competition.
The big news out of Europe today is that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has invalidated the 15-year old EU-US safe harbor agreement, which facilitated data transfers between the EU and US. Ame...
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Politico is rolling out a huge new special feature on the Internet of Things and they asked me to contribute an essay to the collection. Here it is...

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2015/06/internet-of-things-regulation-000124
The Internet of Things is the hot new fixation in the world of technology, and it's already raising concerns about safety, security, and privacy - many of which are persuasively documented in the special package you're reading here. We all face a host of new vulnerabilities in a world in which we're always plugged into the Internet, and the objects around us are constantly sharing data about our personal and professional lives.
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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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this is the "Tech Policy Threat Matrix" that hangs on my wall a work. It identifies possible regulatory threats to various technologies I cover. I elaborate on it more here: http://techliberation.com/2015/09/24/tech-policy-threat-matrix/
On the whiteboard that hangs in my office, I have a giant matrix of technology policy issues and the various policy “threat vectors” that might end up driving regulation of particular technologies ...
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Just released a short new report with my Mercatus Center colleague Andrea Castillo on "Projecting the Growth and Economic Impact of the Internet of Things." We examine the explosion of IoT technologies across many sectors and survey the various estimates of its expected future growth. Even if future IoT growth is only a fraction of these projections, the result will be staggering economic innovation opportunities. Every sector of the economy will be affected.

http://mercatus.org/publication/projecting-growth-and-economic-impact-internet-things
Share · Print · Email. The next big wave of data-driven technological innovation will connect physical devices embedded with tiny computing devices to the Internet in an effort to seamlessly improve the measurements, communications, flexibility, and customization of our daily needs and ...
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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
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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].
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  • Indiana University
  • University of Maryland
  • Boston University
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