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The Future of Television is Here: Why consumers are ditching cable

By Daniel Oudolsky Published April 3, 2016

In this article, the author discusses the recent changes that have been sweeping the television industry, how such changes have changed the way consumers interact with television content, and how companies have responded to these changing circumstances.

Seeing is Believing: The Oculus Rift and "The Ruture of Virtual Entertainment

By Daniel Oudolsky Published March 2, 2016

In this piece, the author discusses the history of the Oculus Rift technology, what it is exactly and the implications of such technology on the way humans live and interact with each other.

Basic Income: An alternative economic solution to the problem of wealth inequality

By Daniel Oudolsky Published November 10, 2015

In this blog piece, the author describes what exactly Basic Income (BI) is in the context of our current economic discourse, and argues how the implementation of a basic income by our policy makers will lead to positive consequences for American families, businesses and the country as a whole.

To Infinity and Beyond: Mars, the new frontier of the 21st Century

By Daniel Oudolsky Published October 11, 2015

Private Space Travel, space stations and asteroid mining stations- these concepts still sound very alien to us in 2015. For the most of the world population, space travel has always been seen as experience only afforded by the super-wealthy and bourgeois, paying exorbitant large amounts of sum for short trips on Russian rockets to the ISS. In response to this growing demand for private-sector travels to space tourism, a small but lucrative niche of firms have arisen to cater such needs

DARPA Robotics Challenge: The Future of Robotics is Almost Here

By Daniel Oudolsky Published March 11, 2015

In this blog post, Daniel provides background information and analysis on the DARPA Robotics Challenge competition organized by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. What this Challenge seeks to accomplish is to promote innovation in human-supervised robotic technology for disaster-relief operations, but the potentialities of this scientific discoveries achieved by this operation will do much to spearhead the development and usage of robotics by humans in all fields.

Driverless Cars: Accelerating into the Future

By Daniel Oudolsky Published February 18, 2015

Every decade, people wonder what will be the next technological leap of the decade, the scientific discovery that will serve as the catalyst that will change the way people live- making our lives easier. In the 1950's, this was television. In the 1990's, this was the advent of the Internet. In the 2000's, this was the conception of the smartphone. Now we're in the 2010's, and wondering- what's next? In fact, the answer is being implemented as we speak- driver-less, automated cars. In this piece, I will explore what this new scientific invention is, it's numerous benefits to humanity and it's subsequent drawbacks- considerations that we must consider as we drive into an exciting, unknowable future of potentialities.

Fusion Energy: A New Hope?

By Daniel Oudolsky Published November 9, 2014

In this piece, Daniel explores the potentialities and developments that have recently been discovered in the field of fusion energy. He also provides information on recent breakthroughs announced by Lockheed Martin, and analysis on the difficulties scientists face in actualizing the use of fusion energy.

The New Space Race: Why Now More than Ever, America Needs to Reinvest in its Space Program.

By Daniel Oudolsky Published October 24, 2014

The author argues that public reinvestment into NASA will not only lead to faster technological growth and keep the United State's technological preeminence, but produce positive economic blow back that will only strengthen the U.S. economy in the long term.