Ramez Naam has an interesting view of the future, built around brain implants and mental augmentation. He has written a trilogy of novels about altering the brain’s functioning with a drug that causes telepathy by linking minds together. (BTW, I need
For all of you smiling under a warm spring sun today, enjoying the blooming of blossoms and the greening of grass, here’s an extra happiness injection: it’s getting better. What is it? Life. This story from Vox is something that I
Writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch recently blogged about an epiphany she had about people who get by at work and those who do so much more. Her epiphany resulted from realizing that a lesson she learned at day jobs (waitress, editing,
In movies and TV, stubble on a man used to mean one thing: here was a man who was too down and out, too busy saving the world, to shave. Indiana Jones would be a prime example. Now, every character on TV,
NOTE: This post is loaded with spoilers. If you can handle that, you may be able to handle the post. SECOND NOTE: This post is a public service announcement to jerds* (jaded nerds) who watch Interstellar, wipe the tears from their
In my recent pillaging of the public library, I couldn’t turn down the chance to read Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. I had read many accounts of Steve Job’s life and work, at least up to about the time of the iMac.
That at one point women were considered the weaker sex has always been ridiculous to me. That some people (male and female) in this century cling to this belief is nothing short of astonishing and depressing. Consider the Darwin Award winners.
Amazon and Hachette have come to an agreement! The Earth has stopped shaking because the corporate titans have stopped fighting. The terms of this deal will come out eventually, and it is likely that Hachette will have terms similar to other publishers
Nerds have high standards for their entertainment and there’s nothing wrong with that – I am in that category too. But in our snarky quest for perfection (or the inability to let anything please us), some nerds go so far
Comic Louis C.K.’s rant about smartphones has gone viral. His entire argument boils down to this: people stick their heads into their phones to avoid the immense sadness that is the emptiness and meaningless of life. So, to frame this