March 10, 2014 - It strikes me today that the cynicism that accompanies our political discourse is a symptom of a growing disconnect between those who govern and those who are governed. We are seeing evidence of this everywhere across the globe. And this is leading to the emergence of a sovereign citizen movement.
February 19, 2014 - Meet the purported "world's first intelligent energy saving program for everyone." The device is called the Parce One. Plug one into a wall socket and your electronics into it and watch the energy savings accrue.
National Intelligence Director James Clapper, at Tuesday’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, asserted (again) that malevolent insiders with access to top secret material, like Edward Snowden, constituted a top threat to our nation’s national security. The lawmakers agreed and pressed Clapper to explain how he was changing the practices within his office and across the intelligence community to prevent another Snowden-scale data breach. One key step that Clapper outlined: our nation’s top intelligence folks will become subject to much more surveillance in the future.
February 12, 2014 - Named after the fossil human ancestor Lucy discovered in Ethiopia a few decades ago, IBM is taking on Africa's greatest challenges using Watson, the computer the company created to beat all challengers
January 20, 2014 - Think you have a handle on the Internet now that you have mastered Google or Bing Search, have become chronically addicted to email, can't stop checking your Facebook Wall, or find yourself on Hangout or Skype with friends? Well think again because the Internet of Things is about to create an information explosion like nothing we have ever seen before.
“2014 will be the year the ’quantified self’ goes mainstream.” Those were the words Silicon Valley prodigy Marc Andreessen used in a recent article to describe changes about to happen to American healthcare. The ‘quantified self,’ also known as lifelogging, is a trend toward gathering all possible data about our daily life, such as the food we eat, quality of the air we inhale, our mood, oxygen levels, as well as our physical and mental performance.
January 8, 2014 - It's my birthday today and having reached the 65th anniversary of my life I am in a somewhat reflective mood. The flood that inundated our ground floor of the apartment has resulted in a chaotic mess with parts of our floor pulled up and heaters with fans deployed to dry out the base of the walls and the underlying material upon which the floor was laid.
December 12, 2013 - Some food for thought before the arrival of Christmas 2013 and the developing of resolutions for the coming year 2014.
What is in our near future? What I hope and what I think are two different things. As a result I ask and suggest some answers to these three questions:
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