The Challenge of the 21st Century – Reflections on 2,000 Postings to this Blog Site

March 28, 2017 – It has been seven years of writing, this journey of mine. Today marks the 2,000 entry to the site which I began back in October of 2009. I’ve enjoyed sharing ... Continue Reading →

Latest Laptop Ban on Flights from Middle East and African Origins May Create Fire in the Hold Threat

March 22, 2017 – Sometimes I think that the new Trump administration is really a Marx Brothers’ comedy sketch. See the 1932 film, Duck Soup, if you want to get my drift. ... Continue Reading →

Brain Has 100 Times More Computational Capacity Than We Thought Reports UCLA Study

March 13, 2017 – Mayank Mehta, a UCLA neurophysicist, says that our brains don’t work like conventional computers. In a new study, he notes that previous beliefs that neurons ... Continue Reading →

The Battlefields of the Future: Robot Armies vs. Enhanced Humans

March 10, 2017 – In 1956, Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Rigg, serving in the United States Army, wrote a paper entitled, “Soldier of the Futurarmy.” In it he described ... Continue Reading →

Tomorrow’s Mobile Technology – a Preview

March 1, 2017 – Roy Rasmussen, has been a guest contributor to 21st Century Tech Blog on three previous occasions. He is a coauthor of Publishing for Publicity, a freelance copywriter, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Cassie, a Robot that Walks Like a Velociraptor

February 13, 2017 – Agile Robotics has designed Cassie, a robot that walks on two legs but not like humans. In fact Cassie’s gait resembles that of a Velociraptor, the carnivorous ... Continue Reading →

Voice and Speech Recognition Go Mainstream Among Computer Interfaces

January 22, 2017 – Based on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this month, speech and voice recognition have passed a critical point with word error rates of 6.3%. ... Continue Reading →

Quantum Computing Will Arrive When There is Lots of Software for It

January 13, 2017 – Google, NASA, Lockheed Martin and the Los Alamos National Laboratory are early adopters of the D-Wave quantum computer. D-Wave Systems, a Burnaby, British Columbia ... Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence Challenges Top 4 Poker Players to a Tournament

January 9, 2017 – In the latest artificial intelligence (AI) gaming foray, a system developed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will test its acumen against a team of four of ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Talks About the Reinvention of Humanity

December 19, 2016 – The idea of reinventing humanity is not foreign to this blog site. Whether the subject has been engineering humanity to fit a world experiencing global climate ... Continue Reading →