Featured Research
Blockchain Technology
Orbiting blockchain satellites have an opportunity to extend traditional e-commerce experiences beyond Earth for various data tasking needs. To match traditional e-commerce Quality of Service (QoS) expectations, however, blockchain satellites must overcome several challenges. These challenges include preserving data integrity, maximizing fault tolerance, minimizing network latency, and ensuring consumer and data privacy. Limited visibility between satellites and faults from radiation-induced errors can exacerbate the gap between traditional e-commerce and blockchain-satellite service levels. Our research at Internet Think Tank explores those gaps and seeks to develop a framework to minimize gaps.
Communication Theory
For the past two years, the world has undergone its greatest experiment of virtual communication. A result of global COVID lockdowns, societies are experiencing firsthand the benefits and limitations of working remote and maintaining relationships primarily over electronic channels. At Internet Think Tank, this experiment by circumstance is helped us to answer long-standing questions around the costs and benefits of virtual work, as well as the deeper effects on interpersonal relationships, decision making, and trust. Since 2006, Internet Think Tank has led investigations into virtual communication and developed a novel Communications Map (a periodic table of communication) that identifies every communication situation in which humans find themselves. This mapping ranges from dyadic face-to-face conversations to asynchronous virtual exchanges, providing a useful reference for all communication dynamics.
Based on systems models developed at Internet Think Tank, the convergence of digital media, the internet, and broadband contributes to both piracy and legitimate streaming equally. Technology shifts are agnostic and simply provide capabilities society has never experienced before. It is how society uses these new capabilities that determines if industries grow or falter. In our models, the primary drivers that determine if piracy rises or falls boils down to the innovations people make that promote either illegal file sharing or legitimate music consumption. For example, file sharing sites are prime examples of how innovation strengthens piracy. To reverse piracy trends, society can promote legitimate streaming services. The more businesses, governments, and investment firms reward such innovation, the more likely consumers will turn away from piracy options. Essentially, the way society chooses to innovate on the internet platform determines the ultimate direction of music and other forms of digital piracy.

About   Contact   Media   Careers   Terms   Privacy   © Internet Think Tank 2022