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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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Here's a new essay I just published (condensed from a recent book chapter) in which I argue that progress & prosperity -- for individuals, institutions & society -- are inextricably linked to the freedom to fail and learn from it.

http://www.learnliberty.org/blog/failing-better-what-we-learn-by-confronting-risk-and-uncertainty
Imagine a society that always encouraged you to make the right choices without forcing to make those choices. Learn More...
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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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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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latest blog post: "Innovation Arbitrage, Technological Civil Disobedience & Spontaneous Deregulation." A look at the future of technological governance in light of some important recent trends.

https://techliberation.com/2016/12/05/innovation-arbitrage-technological-civil-disobedience-spontaneous-deregulation/
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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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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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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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McLean, VA - Crown Point, IN - London - Indianapolis, IN - Bloomington, IN - Washington, DC - Princeton, IL - Silver Spring, MD
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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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