Future War

Future War

What is the future of war?  Everything else is changing, so we can also expect major changes in very nature of warfare. First, a few facts about the military: Armed forces all over the world are developing robotic assists for soldiers, like motorized armored suits...
When to Quit Facebook

When to Quit Facebook

Facebook has two billion users, over ¼ of the world’s population.  It also is totally out of control. Facebook is not only overrated; it is both hazardous and big time dangerous.  In the Senate hearings it came out that Mark Zuckerberg is clueless about what is going...
Criminal Computers

Criminal Computers

We hear a lot about computer crime.  Ingenious hackers develop more and more ways to fleece us.  Turns out there is another side; the criminals can actually be the computers! We all know how clever computers are.  With their super speed they have all the time in the...
Alternate Reality

Alternate Reality

Way back in the 50’s there was something called Cinerama.  Three huge synchronized screens along with an amazingly powerful surround sound system.  A whole theater on Hollywood Boulevard totally was devoted to this new immersive technology. The first scene was a...
The End of Conversation as We Know It

The End of Conversation as We Know It

It is a growing custom in New York for people having dinner at a restaurant to pool all their cellphones at the end of the table.  First person to answer their phone pays the entire bill. It’s part of the growing recognition that our electronic gadgetry is destroying...
1984 Is Here and Gone

1984 Is Here and Gone

Nineteen Eighty-Four is here and gone. For those of use with short memories, Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell’s tale of a dystopian future in which the government spies on everyone.  It is a world of conform or else.  Published in 1949, this book accurately...

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