Latest Happenings in the mind of Travis Yeargan

i always have something new in the works From new solutions designed to boost your business sECURITY, to resources to help you understand your INFORMATION technology and secure business practices that help you focus on what you do best.

Here are some of the things I’ve been up to most recently:

IN CASE YOU AREN’T AWARE! The House of Representatives voted on the bill today, and it was already passed by the Senate last week. 
The President has already said that he’ll sign it. The most disturbing part? The members of Congress who pushed for this attack on our privacy have been taking money hand over fist from the very same Big Cable companies that stand to profit from selling the intimate details of our lives. 
We can’t let them get away with this. Slashing these privacy rules means that ISPs like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T will be able to constantly monitor and store your most private information, like the websites you visit, the products you buy, and your real-time location, and sell that data to the highest bidder. 
Even creepier, it will allow ISPs to inject ads into your web browsing, install undetectable software on your devices to track your activity, and deploy systems to undermine encryption. When ISPs collect and store this information, they’ll also be making it available to the Federal government and law enforcement through bulk surveillance programs.
 This is nothing less than an all-out assault on our basic right to use the Internet safely and securely, and it’s putting all of us at risk. Today’s vote is a crushing blow, but what’s most important is what happens next. 
We need to generate a massive public backlash to make it clear to our elected officials that we will not sit back and allow them to put our friends and family in danger. 
I am working on a hardware solution for my clients. Stay tuned I’ve got your back friends.

Can you remember your first job?
 For lots of people, their entry into the job market was at a cafe or a restaurant, waiting tables or serving coffee mine was computer repair. But in the future, such jobs might not even be available.
 That’s because the introduction of cloud computing has enabled robots to do the work of humans. For instance, advances in cloud robotics – robots’ ability to upload experiences to the cloud and learn from the experiences of all other robots – mean that robots can now learn and grow faster than ever before. 
As a result, robots are going to be capable of completing new tasks. In fact, an Oxford University study found that 47 percent of all US jobs are at great risk of being done by robots in the next two decades. For instance, the car service Uber runs a research lab that is building an automated taxi-fleet and Google’s research lab, Google X has been working on a driverless car project for six years! But why would we want to replace human workers with robots?
 Well, robots can service more people at lower prices. That’s because, unlike humans, who are cheap to hire but costly to keep on staff, robots don’t get paid a salary or take vacations. In fact, they can work all the time. Just consider “SEDASYS, a robotics system that oversees the sedation of surgery patients. Without SEDASYS, an anesthesiologist can only monitor one operation at a time, and his presence adds $2,000 to the cost of the operation. With SEDASYS, however, a single anesthesiologist can simultaneously oversee ten operations, and his efforts only add $150 per operation.” 
However, the value produced by robots isn’t going to be equally distributed. Therefore, governments need to do something about the income people will lose. In fact, most of the savings made possible by robots will go straight to the big corporations that produce them. That means it’s up to governments to redistribute part of those savings into things like education and skills training for the labor force displaced by robots.