Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson argues that without better funding for NASA the imagination and technological future of the United States is in jeopardy. What do you think? Part 2.
A problem with philosophically charged reviews of sci-fi films is that they often treat technology as either an extension of an ancient question or secondary to the quandary at hand. Upon a recent viewing of Steven Spielberg’s dystopian thriller Minority Report, based on the Philip K. Dick short story, my online hunt for a review venturing beyond [...]
An acquaintance of mine, lets call her Ruth, has been saturating my Facebook ‘news feed’ with pictures of her child. It started slowly. Photos of backpacking trips with her future husband and nights out at the bar, turned into pictures of a bridal party and a recently purchased home. Overnight a henna painted belly and [...]
This promo of ‘the future’ was included in a cd demo put out by Apple CEO John Sculley in 1995. Like the creators of the pager never suspected that it would primarily be used by drug dealers, Apple failed to predict that these advancements intended for education and business would instead be used for sexting, playing Angry Birds, and [...]
Hans Rosling presents global statistics with the gusto of a sports announcer. A statistician and medical doctor, the Swedish Rosling earned his Ph.D. in 1986 by researching a paralytic disease, Konzo, which he discovered while working as a District Medical Officer in Nacala, Mozambique. From then on he’s been fascinated with statistics and the study [...]
I’ve taken the day off to take care of the family. I just got our 3 year-old girl down for a nap (no easy task) and I notice that there’s a package for me at the door. It’s the NeuroSky MindSet. Awesome. Perfect timing, I think. Getting a free moment to do anything becomes a [...]
“The enlightenment has to be conceived as an attitude, an ethos, a philosophical life in which the critique of what we are is at one and the same time the historical analysis of the limits that are imposed on us and an experiment of possibly going beyond them.” – Michel Foucault ENTER EMBEDDED SYSTEMS [...]
Arguing about music is, more often than not, like arguing about religion, there’s bound to be hurt feelings and raised voices but rarely is an agreement reached. So when the discussion arises about what’s a better for music, analog or digital, aren’t we just rehashing Tastes Great vs Less Filling? Be you record collector, DJ, [...]