Category Archives: Technology

From e-books to space travel to the internet – thoughts, hopes, and ideas.

Your Table Is Ready. Also, I Just Cured Cancer

Imagine the most banal piece of technology ever invented. One whose purpose is narrow, obvious, and only marginally required. Okay. Got it? I say its the restaurant table pager. You know these devices. Your host or hostess hands it to … Continue reading

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The Cult of the Nibblers

I’ve personally gotten so much out of blogging and interacting with the brilliant people of the internet. It has edified my life. I felt it was time for me to give back. I invented a new job for the down … Continue reading

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Sacrilege Will Save Us Today / Addiction Will Save Us Forever

Part One of a Two-Part Series You have likely heard about the coming singularity. As futurist Ray Kurzweil envisions, it is the moment when our machinery finally begins to outsmart us. For some, this is the promise of technology. A … Continue reading

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“History Is Expanding” For One Thousand, Alex: Part I

The Turing Test was first concocted in the early 1950s by computer theorist and visionary Alan Turing. The test was designed to answer the question “Can computers think?” In one version, an inquisitor sits before a panel and asks questions … Continue reading

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Sponsor Integration is Better Than Product Placement

or Effective Marketing Techniques I Learned from Watching “Bones” In his book, “Socialnomics,” Eric Qualman says the best way to incorporate advertising into media today is to incorporate it into the message itself. In other words, viewers prefer information that … Continue reading

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Lex Luthor is Ready for the Future – Superman is Not

We are all experiencing a major paradigm shift, from a post-industrial to a pre-information age. When will comic books follow? First of all, I love superheroes. I adore them. I think they are necessary reading for any kid who wants … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes of the Inverse-Net

Rare books are made common. Hard to find music is laid at your fingertips. Old photographs. Out of print magazine articles. The internet is slowly gobbling up all these things and making them available to the world. At the touch … Continue reading

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