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The End of the Gregorian Calendar?

The usefulness of the Gregorian Calendar is coming quickly to an end. And why not? After all, the Gregorian Calendar, which we use today, was a replacement for another calendar system called the Julian. So there is precedent to change … 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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Act Like Robots So Humanity Can Survive

The Paradox of Free Will During Information Overabundance I hope you can read to the end of this sentence. If you have come this far, you may have what it takes to continue until the end of this blog post. … Continue reading

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Now That You’re Gone, We Love You

Why the Future is a Great Time To Be Dead The dead are living pretty exciting lives these days. More exciting than many of us who are still breathing. If you went to the mega-music festival called Bonnaroo in 2012, … Continue reading

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

The decade of the 1980s was definitely very different from the 1990s, right? The ’80s are still known for bad hair and fashion and questionable musical tastes. The ’90s are known for all those things too, but both decades definitely … 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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The Age-Old Debate Over Stonehenge Vs. Beanie Babies

It now takes about a day for a decade’s worth of information to happen. Does that make sense? This is why we should structure our messages more like Stonehenge and less like Beanie Babies. Let me explain. In the middle … Continue reading

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