Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Adam Thierer
1,184 followers -
researcher at the Mercatus Center [http://mercatus.org] where I monitor high-tech policy, cyberlaw & digital economics. Also blog at http://techliberation.com
researcher at the Mercatus Center [http://mercatus.org] where I monitor high-tech policy, cyberlaw & digital economics. Also blog at http://techliberation.com

1,184 followers
About
Communities and Collections
View all
Posts

Post has attachment
"Should the Government Regulate Artificial Intelligence?" The Wall Street Journal asked Ryan Calo, Julia Powles & me to debate the ins & outs of regulating AI in this online symposium: https://www.wsj.com/articles/should-the-government-regulate-artificial-intelligence-1525053600
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
why should we care about technological "moonshots" (i.e., “radical but feasible solutions to important problems”)? I answer that question in a short new Mercatus Center essay: https://www.mercatus.org/commentary/making-world-safe-more-moonshots The short answer: We should care about technological moonshots because, "Countless economic studies and historical surveys have documented the symbiotic relationship among technological progress, economic growth, and improvement of overall social welfare. Big innovations spawn big gains for society in the form of more choices, greater mobility, increased wealth, better health, and longer lifespans."
Add a comment...

my review of Franklin Foer's new book ("World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech") has just been published in Reason magazine. http://reason.com/archives/2017/12/23/how-to-write-a-tech-panic-mani
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
new essay on 3 reform proposals for “Converting Permissionless Innovation into Public Policy.” This article is condensed from some material that will be in my new book, due out sometime next year. The 3 ideas I discuss here are called: “The Innovator’s Presumption,” “the Sunsetting Imperative,” and “the Parity Provision.” Input is welcome.
https://readplaintext.com/converting-permissionless-innovation-into-public-policy-3-reforms-8268fd2f3d71
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
my thoughts on Franklin Foer's new book "World Without Mind" (from last night's Future Tense Now & New America Foundation event): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBCjIFOxy-M&feature=youtu.be&t=1h17m30s
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has just released my latest new 53-page working paper on "Public Policy for Virtual & Augmented Reality" (co-authored with Jonathan Camp). Some really exciting things are happening in the world of AR, VR, and mixed reality right now. We discuss the great potential for these technologies and address some of the early public policy concerns that could threaten the growth of these sectors. https://www.mercatus.org/publications/permissionless-innovation-virtual-reality-VR
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
my review of Timothy Sandefur's new book "The Permission Society" has just been published in The Independent Review. I enjoyed it very much and recommend it to others: http://www.independent.org/publications/tir/article.asp?a=1248
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
my latest with Jordan Reimschisel on changing public attitudes about genetic testing / editing techniques: https://readplaintext.com/might-we-avoid-a-crispr-technopanic-altogether-7b73ec434351
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded