Attempts to ban self-checkout are in line with previous controversies over ATMs and self-serve gas.
For Stephen L. Carter's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
It's officially time to panic — or at least pay more attention.
When used just once plastic bags can cause problems, but many people repurpose them.
Fifty years later, it's hard to convey how much joy there was when the Eagle finally landed.
The disappearance of local newspapers is making national politics more polarized.
Credible accusations of abuse against an artist don't make his art less great, but they do make it less enjoyable.
Humans are built to make mistakes. Admitting them is crucial to a functioning democracy.
The 'stingray' discovery in Washington is a reminder of how much data we're giving away
Authoritarian governments regulate what their citizens can see online. The U.S. lets tech companies make similar decisions.
"The Last Jedi" is an awful lot of fun, and it's that rare blockbuster that makes you think.