Article: Fixing the internet will require a cultural shift

Academia, Civil Society, Decentralized Internet

Fixing the internet will require a cultural shift

Education in public interest technology is more than just extra computer science courses. It involves interdisciplinary courses that focus on the broader impacts of technology — on personal freedom, on communities, on economics, etc. — with the purpose of developing the critical thinking needed to make informed choices about technology.

And students are hungry for these courses and the skills they offer. Students who have taken courses and clinics in public interest technology are better positioned to be knowledgeable next-generation policymakers, public servants, and business professionals who may design and determine how tech services are developed and products are used. With an understanding of how technology works and how it impacts the common good, they can better promote a culture of tech in the public interest, rather than tech opportunism.

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Article: Blockchain: Its Diverse Uses and Advantages

Blockchain, Crypto

Blockchain: Its Diverse Uses and Advantages

A blockchain is a distributed database that records all peer-to-peer transfers. Respondents can validate transfers without the need for a centralized clearance agent using this innovation. Fund transactions, trade settlement, elections, and a variety of other concerns are also possible uses.

It’s helpful to think of blockchain innovation as a form of next-generation corporate systems integration software from a business standpoint. Collaborative technologies, such as Blockchain, aims to transform business transactions between organizations, reducing the “value of confidence” dramatically.

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