Welcome to Episode 160 of NetCastStudio’s Waves of Tech. On this week’s show, Steve provides us a with a rundown of his Veteran’s Day weekend experience and ties the conversation up with how tech made his weekend happen. Following that, why are we not voting on the Internet in the year 2012? This question is raised and discussed.
Steve’s Veterans Day Recap
The City of Laughlin went all out during Veteran’s Day weekend, supplying veterans with discounted lodging, free meals, on-the-house refreshments, and live musical guests. Check out Laughlin Veterans Festival for more details and start thinking about next year. Also visit Events With A Twist for event planning and arrangements. So, how does this weekend tie into the tech focus of the show? Tune in to find out!
A disabled Veterans motorized wheel chair said – “I served. Even though I’m now confined, it is worth it because I love my country that much.”
Before disaster hits, backup your data
The disaster of Superstorm Sandy serves as a harsh but needed reminder that backing up critical data is…well…critical. Whether the potential disaster in your area is earthquakes, floods, fire, or rain, be sure to backup personal files, important and confidential documents, and family photos.
Voting in 2012 – Why no Internet voting?
We live in an age where our phones are our connection to most everything – cell numbers, family email addresses, work documents, health information, financial banking, and so much more. We can see near real time video from Mars and experience The Space Jump from the comfort of a public park. This begs the questions of “Why is there no Internet-based voting in 2012?” The obvious answer is national security but is that the main or only reason. We dissect this issue and bring to light other reasons why Internet voting is not a reality in 2012.