The Second Machine Age : Work, Progress, And Prosperity

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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies Andrew The Importance of Technology Over the Value of Privacy

Progress causes ideas and values to change over time. Technology is causing the most rapid evolution of our society and greatest progress mankind has ever faced. “A big part of what’s going on is that technology is racing ahead and our skills, our organizations, our economic institutions aren’t keeping up, and that’s leading to a bigger and bigger mismatch, a grinding of the gears. Because if those things don’t mesh, you end up with a lot of disruption and dislocation.” The rapid pace of progress will continue to test our society’s abilities to adjust values, adapt governing laws and most specifically define and protect individuals privacy rights. Is it worse when regulators and legislators take action in the face of technological progress, or when they sit idle? The regulators’ dilemma is when it is appropriate, necessary, or even possible to intervene amid rapid technological change .Our nation has changed a great deal, but never has it faced this speed and volume of change.

The right to privacy is one of the most important rights in America. It is the foundation of our beliefs, our independence and our freedom. Without our privacy rights, first developed in the landmark case, Griswold v. Connecticut, the democratic system that we know couldn’t really exist. The United States Constitution does not specifically

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