You Soon Won’t Have to Answer Your Email – Leave it to the Machine and Google

May 25, 2017 – Google Smart Reply is a new artificial intelligence (AI) application for Gmail, on a range of platforms including Android and iOS. It even works with Google’s ... Continue Reading →

Litigating Against Those Who Contribute to Climate Change and Pollute the Commons

May 24, 2017 – In downtown Boston sits a park known as the Boston Common. Established in 1634, it was set aside for common use for the citizens of Boston. Sold to the city by ... Continue Reading →

Who Would Have Thought That Big Retail Would Be Among the First Victims of 21st Century Technology?

May 23, 2017 – When my wife and I were looking for new furniture earlier this year we did almost all of our searching online. Instead of going to furniture stores in the city, ... Continue Reading →

New Zealand’s Rocket Lab to Launch Its First 3D-Printed “It’s a Test” Rocket This Week

May 22, 2017 – Peter Beck’s Rocket Lab with an injection of U.S. venture capital is finally ready to roll out its Electron rocket, a 10.5 ton, 18-meter (60 feet) two-stage ... Continue Reading →

“The Day Before Something is a Breakthrough, It’s a Crazy Idea”

May 21, 2017 – Peter Diamandis sent me and others who receive his thoughtful emails the following posting about how ideas can go from crazy to amazing and what it takes to make ... Continue Reading →

High Rise Buildings Could Become Permanent Carbon Sinks If We Build Them Using Wood

May 21, 2017 – In the town of Prince George, British Columbia, an 8-storey, 30-meter tall building stands out from its neighbours. Why? Because it is constructed almost entirely ... Continue Reading →

A Whole New Reason Your Insurance Claim May Be Denied

May 20, 2017 – Zurich Insurance has been around since 1872. It is responsible for brands that include Global Life and Farmers. In its 2016 report to shareholders, it noted cash ... Continue Reading →

The Key to Space Colonization Lies in Altering our DNA or Merging our Sentience with Machine Technology

May 20, 2017 – Back in April of 2014 I posted musings about altering humans to make us compatible with the harsh reality of Mars and other places we attempt to colonize beyond ... Continue Reading →

Agricultural Technology Looks to Reinvent Crops in the Age of Climate Change

May 18, 2017 – If growing conditions change for the world’s most important staple crops then humanity has a problem. Our population has just passed the 7.5 billion mark. ... Continue Reading →

On-Demand Transit May Be Perfect Solution for Smaller Cities and Towns

May 17, 2017 – Innisfil, Ontario is a town spread out over a largely rural area north of Toronto where I live. Its population exceeds 36,000 living in a 263 square-kilometer ... Continue Reading →