Today: The Coming Tech/Washington Collision…
The Pentagon sends a strong signal to Silicon Valley.
Then, are we seeing the end of Web 2.0 – and if So, what’s next?
And The Algorithmic Rabbit Hole – Why can’t YouTube stop On Line Radicalization? All that today – on Future Forward. I’m Steven Rosenbaum and I’m Gene DeRose… Let’s Launch!

GD And of course, this week – a big shout out to our friends at IEEE Spectrum. IEEE Spectrum is the flagship magazine and website of the IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization devoted to engineering and the applied sciences. And we’re going to start with a story that they reported with great detail.

Chapter #1 The coming conflict between Washington and the Valley

IEEE: Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military
https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/military/pentagon-warns-silicon-valley-about-aiding-chinese-military

The Divide Between Silicon Valley and Washington Is a National-Security Threat
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/growing-gulf-between-silicon-valley-and-washington/577963/

Rebuilding Trust Between Silicon Valley and Washington
https://www.cfr.org/report/rebuilding-trust-between-silicon-valley-and-washington

Chapter #2: What’s after Web 2.0?

The Next CEO of Stack Overflow
https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/03/28/the-next-ceo-of-stack-overflow/

GitHub Sold for $7.5 Billion in Microsoft Stock
https://www.cbronline.com/news/github-sold

Chapter #3 – The Rabbit Hole

YouTube’s Product Chief on Online Radicalization and Algorithmic Rabbit Holes
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/29/technology/youtube-online-extremism.html

Down the Rabbit Hole: Exploring Weird YouTube
https://www.popdust.com/weird-youtube-2631324265.html

After New Zealand Massacre, YouTube’s Algorithm Still Promotes Islamophobic Videos
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/after-new-zealand-massacre-youtubes-algorithm-is-still-promoting-islamophobic-videos_n_5c8d24d6e4b03e83bdc18529

Blog Comments

You really should have an expert on with you if you are going to discuss issues that are as complex and important as the threat posed by China’s civil military integration. Your general ignorance of the challenge posed by China to the future of free enterprise, national security and the free flow of ideas is astounding.

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