Meandering / Technology

Meandering Monday about a Different Kind of Remoteness

It is amazing how different technology makes things. Imagine that you lived when travelling from Europe to the NEW WORLD meant leaving everything and everyone you had known behind. After months of travel you arrive and begin taming your relatively unknown new home. And yet, we believe that people / neighbors / families were closer … Continue reading

Forecast / Freedom / Technology

Forecast Friday: Improving Others for the Greater Good

Scientists in Germany are seemingly concerned that some members of their electorate are opposing their betters. These people are said to have a host of wrong-headed ideas – thoughts of nationalism, and xenophobia, among others. A study has been done by said scientists, and they have determined that they can reduce this wrong-thinking by administering … Continue reading

Forecast / ideation / Technology

Forecast Friday: Living Through More Change

An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense ‘intuitive linear’ view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century—it will be more like 20,000 years of progress. – Ray Kurzeil, “The Law of Accelerating Returns” (2001) (I know it’s not Monday, but … Continue reading