In Heidi Harris’ article “Intellectual Property in the Digital Age, with Kamil Idris on the pitfalls of Globalization”, the author discusses the changes that technology is making to the global trade world. Globalization is changing the rules, and paired with technology, there are pros and cons. While technology is allowing for innovation, it also is exposing a grey area to the ownership of ideas and how to protect them. Intellectual rights are important for protecting innovation, but they also have allowed countries with more power and wealth to secure large amounts of the market. This disparity and lack of regulations, will likely need to be reexamined as technology continues to progress.
DKamil Idris, the former director of the WIPO in Geneva, says that globalization has created a boom in the export markets, and along with this, the number of patents has also skyrocketed. This has opened new doors for intellectual theft, counterfeiting, and piracy. Also, a gap between developing countries and wealthy countries has increased with the allocation of patents. Many countries, mainly in Africa, have fallen behind. Currently the WTO is talking about evolving the laws and practices involving intellectual property in a global scale, and it is likely necessary.
Idris has been important to bringing attention to these issues through the World Intellectual Property Day on the 26th of April. Another agreement is the WIPO copyright agreement, it was drafted in 1887 during the Berne convention, and looked to protect artistic and scientific ideas. Every country that signed it has been obliged to adhere to it, and its likely this agreement should be evolved in the digital age. Another agreement, that is seen as the most comprehensive to date, is the The Agreement of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property. It looks on protecting property rights, and creating accountability in the world of free trade. In general, according to Idris, technology’s relationship to globalization, may change the paradigm of how we look at free markets and liberalism. New regulations and agreements will be necessary to account for this.
There is no question that technology has come a long way. When thinking about the future; however, the possibilities seem endless. Typically, consumers rely on the words of experts and even advertisements to learn about the latest technology. Jason Hope is one of those experts. As a skilled futurist, he has built his career with his spot-on predictions and innovative business practices. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Finance and an MBA from Arizona State University and has built Hon that knowledge to become the technological titan that he is today. Now, Jason hope is on a new mission with the recent release of his e-book. He has spent a lot of time advising consumers about the Internet of things, or IoT network. He believes that will be the next big technological breakthrough.
— Jason Hope (@JasonHope) February 26, 2016
The IoT is a network consisting of devices that communicate with each other. These devices can be in the same room or halfway around the world. The IoT includes things such as radios, cell phones, thermostats, video cameras, or even automobiles. The qualifier is that they can communicate through a literal internet of objects connected to each other. The reason while IoT devices are so important to Hope is that he sees their potential. Already manufacturers are producing more products with the software or chips sets that allow them to connect to the IoT network. It is only a matter of time before most devices are equipped with the technology. Expert believe that by 2020, there will be 30 million devices that are connected to the IoT. This could result in an increase in value for IoT to the tune of 7.1 trillion dollars. Clearly, this system is pivotal to the future of technology.
In Hope’s e-book “Understanding the Internet-of-Things Revolution: A Quick Guide for Thriving in the IoT Era” he walks consumers through how to use their IoT enabled devices and various other IoT related information. While it may seem obvious to some, there is a lot to be learned from Hope’s writing for individuals of any skill level. He also talks about IoT and the beneficial role it plays in society. This will give consumers a chance to really understand the technology, giving them an edge on their peers. They will even read a section that gives them helpful security tips for their IoT devices as well. There is no doubt that Hope’s e-book is a great resource from an amazing and successful businessman. Consumers can pick it up today on Amazon.com.
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Eric Pulier is an American entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He was born in Teaneck, New Jersey. Being born in a humble family he attended a public school. However, this was not the highlight of his early life. Eric had unique ability. He had a good grasp of technology matters right from his childhood. He was able to understand the inner workings of a computer without any formal education on the same. When he was in the fourth grade, Eric Pulier built a computer of his own. He was able to have all components of computer work as they are supposed to. That was a great achievement at his age.
This early mastery of technology is what encouraged Eric Pulier to pursue that line for the rest of his life. They saw him join the Harvard University. However, Eric Pulier surprised many when he took English and literature as his subjects of interest. This was unexpected given his already inborn love for sciences. Eric graduated magna cum laude from the Harvard in 1988.
After his education at the Harvard, he moved to Los Angeles where he kicked off his journey into entrepreneurship. His main aim was to come up with a company that would address the issues faced by the people. It is for this reason that he set up his first company called People Doing Things (PDT). The aim of PDT was to address the challenges faced by the people in the sectors of education, poverty, and healthcare. This innovation received a great reception from the Los Angeles community and People Doing Things was able to pick quite fast. PDT was later adopted by another company. He used the proceeds to setup another businesses.
Today Eric Pulier is the owner of ServiceMesh, an IT firm. Service is a global company and offers IT solutions in very many countries. His latest startup is the VAtomic systems which is also a technology form. Even though Eric Pulier has earned so much through his investments, he has always had a soft heart for the less privileged in the society. He helps charity foundations address world’s most pressing issues.
About Eric Pulier: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Pulier