The Social Life of Information
Are toy makers finally getting the message?
From the editor in chief
Get ready for optical switching in the telecommunications network backbone, then an all-optical Internet, and finally optical integrated circuits. The amount of data we can get almost anywhere will skyrocket.
Legislation: Federal law aims to protect personal information.
Telecommunications: Local optical networks skip the fibers.
Science and technology could transform our world-if it weren't for human nature.
By legalizing the copying of e-books, we can turn copyright back into the industrial regulation it once was.