The digital revolution began in 1947, shortly after Bell Laboratories’ scientists invented transistors and managed to combine them together into integrated circuits (Douglas E. Comer, 2019). The world’s transition from an analogue era to a digital one marked the commencement of a rapid transformation that continues to take place to this day.
The fabrication and distortion of truth in the media isn’t new; it’s been done since the dawn of the printing press and journalism, with new methods constantly being introduced to push certain agendas and narratives onto consumers.
In the development of AI, it is necessary to have access to huge masses of data. Foer of the Atlantic writes in his book, “The [firms that are dominant at developing AI] are the ones that have amassed the most complete portraits of us.
Estimates suggest that the United States comprises up to 80% of total global medical innovation. This is because the U.S. has a unique lack of price regulation on drugs, allowing pharmaceutical companies to thrive. However, leaders across the political spectrum including Clinton, Sanders, and Trump have been proposing the implementation of price controls on the pharmaceutical industry to slow rising drug prices.
Since the late 1800s, the U.S. has implemented three main laws in an attempt to combat anticompetitive business practices. These three pieces of legislation are known as “antitrust” laws because they helped to dissolve some of the large trusts of the 1800s.