Floating Internet? Google’s Project Loon and Internet for All

There are places in the United States—yes, here in the good old US of A—that still do not have consistent, reliable access to the Internet. How is this possible? Remote locations with rough terrain lack the towers necessary to support cell service, much less Internet.  High speed Internet access is just now conquering cities, but […]

DNA Storage: Life as Knowledge

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500 KB double sided double density mini floppies, 3×5 hard disks, flash drives, usb drives, magnetic tape, removable hard drives…oh, the many and the fallen! History, littered with the remains of digital storage devices. College kids today have never seen a floppy disk. For them it’s flash drives: lipstick-tube sized devices left in a computer, […]

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According to a recent New York Times piece by Matt Richtel marriages in much of the world rarely last much longer than a decade or so. He suggests that marriage itself probably needs an “overhaul” in the form of limited marriage contracts between 5 and 20 years.  A  law proposing short-term renewable marriage contracts was recently […]

Deadly Downloads: The moral frontier of 3D micro-manufacturing

In their article, “Sci-Fi That Foretold The Future,”  Google’s Think Quarterly gives a list of science fiction films that have become, to some degree, a reality. More surprising than the reality of science fiction in our lives today is that the age old problems of reality have not changed at all.  As the micro-manufacturing industrial […]

Micro-Manufacturing: A Revolution Begins

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Social manufacturing is upon us, and it has transformed manufacturing from macro-factories to micro-factories.  The new Google DRIVE  will be a part of it, since only robust and readily accessible Cloud Storage makes it possible.  Manufacturing no longer requires great smoking urban factories filled with laborers in coveralls.  In the new era of micro-manufacturing and […]

CrowdSourcing: Use it.

Grizzled, bleary-eyed, booze-reeking, day laborers arrive at a parking lot around 8 a.m. for work. If you hire one and want more work, hold off payment as long as possible; once paid he’ll vanish, until penniless and sobering up again, you find him at 8 a.m. in the future. That was forty years ago in […]

Visual Website Optimizer: A Better Way to Perform A/B Testing

Marketing is rough. No matter how you slice it, finding your target demographic, supplying them with advertisements that work, and actually moving products or creating new services is a tough gig. Furthermore, without the right kind of data you might as well be throwing shots into the dark: Gaining valuable marketing and advertising information that’s […]

Facebook vs. Google Plus

Facebook, the number one social networking platform on the Internet right now, has some very stiff competition with Google Plus. Google plus, which was recently created just a few months ago, already has over 20 million users. Facebook, which has been around for several years, is used by hundreds of million users. And while Facebook […]