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From the Magazine Government

Can the Government Keep Up with the Pace of Tech?

Emerging technologies are set to upend everything; U.S. lawmakers aren’t ready, and those in Silicon Valley aren’t helping.   More

Government

Will Effective Gun Control Come from The Hill or The Valley?

While Washington legislators try to figure out how to enact policy to reduce the growing number of mass shootings, technologists are looking for alternative solutions. A group of investors led by Ron Conway has formed the Technical Committee to Reduce Gun Violence, aimed at applying technology to reduce gun violence. "Smart guns" that can only be fired by their owners could be one option. While the concept makes sense, its reliability has been questioned.   More

Learning

Can Games Make Students Better Congresspeople Than the Originals?

Maybe in 10 years we'll have a Congress that works. At least McGraw-Hill is doing its part to push in that direction. Earlier this week, McGraw-Hill Education entered the higher education gaming market with the launch of McGraw-Hill Practice, a line of 3D, multiplayer experiential-learning games that includes Government in Action. The role-playing game Government in Action asks students to assume the role of a U.S. congressperson and compete with classmates for political capital, while working to get re-elected every two years. The game aims to help students understand Congress, which may or may not deter them from ever wanting to be a Congressperson, given today's atmosphere in Washington.   More