Anthony J. Pennings, PhD

WRITINGS ON DIGITAL STRATEGIES, ICT ECONOMICS, AND GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS

Korea in a Post Covid-19 World, Part 3: The Green New Deal

I examine Korea’s concerns about its quality of life and some of its plans for addressing related economic and environmental issues. Despite impressive economic growth and infrastructure development, the country suffers from congested highways, industrial waste, and regular occurrences of high particle content in its air. Consequently, the Moon administration embraced a Green New Deal in mid-July 2020 to address these issues and pursue opportunities for green growth industries with export potential.

Korea in a Post Covid-19 World, Part 2: Merging Digital and Green New Deals

This post continues the discussion of the recent responses by Korea to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic repercussions. It introduces the Digital New Deal and helps transition to the Green New Deal.

Korea in a Post-Covid-19 World, Part 1: The Korean New Deal

The New Deal term has circulated extensively in the wake of the concerns about climate change and more recently in thinking about a COVID-19 epidemic.

“It’s the Infrastructure, Stupid”

Now we have to confront and analyze the implications of a post-petroleum age. Exploring the New Deal gives us a better perspective on the size of that task, how deep and sometimes intrusive the process will be. The New Deal was a monumental, multi-decade endeavor that made American great and will not be easily matched.

Google You Can Fly My Car

Google’s driverless car prototype is now being shown on Youtube; its network TV alternative. The car has no steering wheel, no mirrors, and no brakes. All you do is search, search, and watch Google TV while the car gets you to your destination. Don’t get me wrong; I like the idea. However, as I pointed […]

Google, You Can Drive My Car

Sure, the driverless car sounds like a fanciful scenario, but there are technological and personal signals that suggest such a change might be coming.

Google: Monetizing the Automatrix

Google recently announced its work on a driverless car to mixed reviews. While a technical success, with only one mishap in 140,000 miles of testing, many felt that Google was losing its focus. I think this latter view underestimates the Google strategy – to monetize the road. As we move towards the “Automatrix,” the newly […]

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  • About Me

    Professor at State University of New York (SUNY) Korea since 2016. Moved to Austin, Texas in August 2012 to join the Digital Media Management program at St. Edwards University. Spent the previous decade on the faculty at New York University teaching and researching information systems, digital economics, and strategic communications.

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