Google Vs. Death: Has Google Finally Met Its Match?

Google announced its plans to vanquish death and, oddly enough, not too many people were surprised. The company who has mastered the search algorithm, addressed Internet security and tackled world-wide connectivity seems unlimited in its potential. Google’s new, lofty goal was not just taken seriously but heralded by Time magazine who both lauded and mocked the […]

Geek Ethicist: Love’s Liars Online

Geek Ethicist

“Dear Ethicist– What’s wrong with “sculpting” the truth on online dating sites? Women get breast implants, which is essentially false advertising (or “falsies advertising”) but men fall for that. So what’s the harm in shaving off a few years from your age or adjusting your photo on a dating site? I mean, sometimes no one […]

Indiegogo or Kickstarter: Crowdfunding Part 2

Indiegogo vs. Kickstarter

Indiegogo, Charity, Art, Revenge… “Artevengity?” My first exposure to charitable crowdfunding was Matthew Inman’s (the Oatmeal)  campaign to finance his counter attack to a $20,000 lawsuit from FunnyJunk using the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.    “I’m hoping,” writes Inman in his description of his project “that philanthropy trumps douchebaggery and greed.”  It seems it did.  He […]