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September 19, 2017

First off, I’m not sure that “non-personal” is even a word or phrase…I’ve been searching for the right description for our more frequent interactions with bots or AI…impersonal doesn’t work as you can have an impersonal relationship with a human at a call center or hel...

July 19, 2017

In the 1976 science fiction film Logan’s Run starring Michael York and Jenny Agutter (ed. note: I had a major crush on her) society had reached the point where anyone over 30 was terminated. Some chose to try to escape, hence the title. I’m sure this was inspired by th...

June 19, 2017

I hadn’t set out to write a follow up to my last blog on how technology is changing our outlook and behavior when it comes to the concept of privacy. I was going write about something along the lines of how we are now able to print meals a la The Jetsons or Star Trek o...

June 1, 2017

Awhile back I wrote about the possibility of technology advancing to the point where the Singularity (merging of the human mind and the computer) could become a reality. I don’t doubt that it might just happen in the foreseeable future. The Nat Geo channel series Year...

May 1, 2017

You, dear reader, no longer have any real privacy. A broad statement perhaps? Nope. Sure, you may close your blinds at night and cut up your old credit cards, even shred some confidential documents from time to time, but the idea of privacy that your parents and grandp...

April 13, 2017

Remember the 2012 Presidential debates when Mitt Romney made the statement that the U.S. Navy had less ships now than in 1917? I remember watching and thinking "what the...? One modern aircraft carrier could have destroyed the entire U.S. 1917 navy and you could have p...

April 3, 2017

Last year at a technology event in Atlanta there was a panelist who had a startup in the VR space. His description of his technology sounded quite impressive. Never mind the fact that his credentials were impeccable. He had a number of patents in CGI technology, some o...

March 13, 2017

Technical Singularity (as opposed to the black hole gravitational kind) is really the stuff of science fiction. Simply stated, it's the coming together of technology and humankind in a way that will cause the human race to be something more than human...potentially unr...

March 2, 2017

The next chapter in my series on trendspotting.

This past week (Feb. 27, 2017) a new study by the American Cancer Society showed that rates of colon cancer have been increasing among Millennials, reversing decades of decline. You may ask what this has to do with the tit...

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