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CDT’s Greg Nojeim submitted a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee for their hearing on Oversight and Reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act.” In the statement, he summarizes the privacy and civil liberties concerns presented by surveillance under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and offers policy recommendations for addressing these concerns. A contemporary instance is the rise of communication technology, which has lessened barriers to human interaction and, as a outcome, has helped spawn new subcultures the rise of cyberculture has, at its basis, the development of the World wide web and the pc 16 Not all technology enhances culture in a creative way technology can also aid facilitate political oppression and war through tools such as guns.

The Open Data Initiatives – inspired by the massive private sector innovation catalyzed by the release of government climate and GPS information – will accelerate and expand Administration efforts to make government information far more publicly accessible in computer-readable” kind and spur the use of these data by entrepreneurs as fuel for the creation of new items, solutions, and jobs.

Some of the most poignant criticisms of technology are found in what are now considered to be dystopian literary classics, for example Aldous Huxley ‘s Brave New World and other writings, Anthony Burgess ‘s A Clockwork Orange , and George Orwell ‘s Nineteen Eighty-4 And, in Faust by Goethe , Faust’s selling his soul to the devil in return for power more than the physical world, is also often interpreted as a metaphor for the adoption of industrial technology.

Think of vast reservoirs of data, sitting in the vaults of government and market, as a still largely underutilized national resource that can be injected into the economy—fueling a rising tide of entrepreneurial innovation that can improve Americans’ lives in numerous tangible approaches, advance important national priorities in sectors ranging from health to energy to education and more, and contribute significantly to economic growth and job creation.

Present U.S. CTO Megan Smith is leading an array of efforts, such as the Open Data Initiatives and Presidential Innovation Fellows programs, that aim to help modernize a Federal government relying also heavily on 20th century technology, and much better leverage the energy of technology and information to help address a wide range of national challenges.