Category Archives: Technology

MAN vs EARTH – YouTube

Please watch Prince Ea’s thoughtful wakeup call for us humans to actively do our part to survive to the “4th second”. The “4th second” is in reference to a hypothetical geological clock which compares the age of the Earth (24 hours) to the amount of time modern humans have inhabited the planet (3 seconds). What […]

Bitcoin Or the U.S. Dollar: Will the Real Bubble Please Stand?

  Over the past year, much of the growing buzz in finance circles concerning the explosive growth of cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin in particular, has focused on the question of whether they are fairly-priced, revolutionary digital assets or simply newfangled speculative bubbles. Recently, many are asking if the bubble-like characteristics of cryptocurrencies result less from speculative manipulation […]

Self-driving cars could disrupt the housing industry

Move over young techies and Millennials, granny and gramps are behind the wheel in a potential housing revolution thanks to the benefits of the self-driving car. Source: Self-driving cars could disrupt the housing industry

This Tiny Country Feeds the World

The Netherlands, at only 1/270th the size of the US, is the world’s second largest food exporter by value…behind only the US. How did they do this? It’s all about the efficiency. Source: This Tiny Country Feeds the World

Agribusiness Goes High-Tech

Silicon Valley is digging around for new startups to grow and is betting the farm that high-tech agribusiness won’t be small potatoes for long.  Big data and AI are being applied in more and more ways to better understand how we can improve agricultural systems around the world. Source: Agribusiness Gets Less Hands-on and More High-Tech […]

Artificial intelligence beats humans for the first time in poker | The Japan Times

In a high stakes battle for world dominance, artificial intelligence has finally bested humans in the game thought to be our last hope for supremacy:  poker. Source: Artificial intelligence beats humans for the first time in poker | The Japan Times

Want a Lego-style home in just a few weeks?

PopUp House, located in France, offers a variety of kits for houses and offices which can be be built in less than a month.  Unlike typical U.S. style two-by-four home construction, the PopUp House has been intentionally designed to be assembled quickly using pre-formed parts and only a standard screwdriver.  This design choice offers the […]

Are Oklahoma Tremors The Fracking Industry Canary?

In 2015 the region experienced more than 1,000 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, more than three times the number in 2009, according to the United States Geological Survey.  From January through June of this year, Oklahoma experienced 619 tremors of at least magnitude 2.8. Similar seismic activity reported in other parts of the country where hydraulic fracturing […]

Wind Trees are wind turbines that can power offices and homes 

Here is one of two experimental tree-like sculptures in Paris that efficiently captures multi-directional wind gusts with vertical wind turbines, and converts them into electricity.  Some researchers suggest such vertical micro turbines will be the solution to reducing the large footprint and noise of the huge high-capacity wind turbines.  At present, such trees are significantly more expensive to install and […]

This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult

Every purchase you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay or move. Talk about Big Brother watching!  Is it time to reconsider our digital presence? Source: This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult