GovLab Editorial Meeting Links, 7/10/13

  1. Can Silicon Valley Save the World? Foreign Policy: A piece that tries to deflate the utopian hype around technology (One Laptop Per Child etc.) in development. But far from denying the power of tech in poverty alleviation, the author argues for more rigorous metrics and methodology in evaluating its impact in developing countries.
  2. Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape CitiesNew York Times: Driverless cars will radically reshape our daily lives in ways we can only begin to imagine. That future will be one shaped by public policy as much as the actual technology.
  3. How Facebook threatens HP, Cisco, and more with its “vanity free” servers Ars Technica: Is open hardware going to be as powerful a trend as open software? Facebook, while pursuing a closed software model, is running in the other direction for server hardware.

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