Laws and policies on technology have pondered me for quite some time now simply because of how archaic they are. The law simply cannot keep up with the advances of technology in this day and age. There are simply too many laws that don’t account for technological advances, such as online gambling, or most things that have to do with the internet in general that now directly are influenced with it. Another big new tech are drones and keeping people with them to respect others’ privacy. Lawmakers have to scramble once they get released to try and make proper laws yet even when they’re made (the laws) they may not be 100% proof thus leaving loopholes or leave things for interpretation. There should be some waiting period before these types of technologies are released to the public thus to make them safe for the public. Another example of new technology i was thinking about that I couldn’t find laws or policies on at the time was bitcoin, the online currency and there was lots of talk of that possibly redefining the global financial system. Another new technological advancement includes many innovative apps such as Uber, which essentially replaces most taxi services across the country simply because it is cheaper and faster for most people. Yet the drivers do not need licenses nor need to train unlike taxi drivers that require a couple thousand to get started from what I can remember from a certain article. There were even protests by taxi employees trying to get rid of Uber drivers because it wasn’t fair to them because they worked hard to become taxi drivers but only took a few days for someone to become an Uber driver. Another big technological advancement that came in the past decade is Social Media, I don’t even recall ever discussing or researching the practical implications of them morally, ethically, or socially period. Though I feel like in this class we will further this topic in more detail and probably across a wider spectrum. However, the government must get on top of these new technologies that are seemingly sprouting across the country without regulation of laws/policies that help protect the people. I presume we will most likely discuss what I have brought up in this blog, but it is important in my opinion to bring up how the law, which is like codified ethics (according to Gandhi), must keep up to pace with technology if we are to live in a civilized country, let alone world.