A New Cryptocurrency Joins Bitcoin in the Growing Use of Fintech

June 22, 2016 – Over the last few days I have posted articles about business migrating to the cloud and the use of digital currencies. Yesterday The Royal Canadian Mint’s ... Continue Reading →
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Litigation – The Next Battlefront in Fighting Polluters and Mitigating Climate Change

June 22, 2016 – To stop dangerous climate change humanity needs to use all the instruments in its possession. One of them is the law. As Justice Donald Rennie ruled against a ... Continue Reading →
Photo credit: Jonathan Hayward, Canadian Press

Business and Technology Are Migrating to the Cloud – Part 2: Digital Dollars and the Coming Banking Revolution

June 21, 2016 – Project Jasper is the latest digital currency experiment. The Bank of Canada in a experiment to develop a virtual currency describes its endeavour  as an interbank ... Continue Reading →

Business and Technology Are Migrating to the Cloud – Part 1: Blockchain and the Future of Finance

May 12, 2016 – Cloud computing, that is the recording and saving of data on Internet-based servers is today mainstream. Accounting, banking, word processing, data storage, all ... Continue Reading →

The Way We Learn Today is Just Wrong Says Peter Diamandis

June 19, 2016 – Learning in the 21st century – not the same as methods taught in school when I was a youngster. Learning happened in a single classroom with one teacher ... Continue Reading →
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Two Charts Tell the Story of Climate Change in the 21st Century

June 17, 2016 – According to the latest data from the atmospheric observatory on Mauna Loa we can say goodbye to carbon dioxide (CO2) levels below 400 parts per million (ppm) ... Continue Reading →
Photo credit: Darcy Henton, Calgary Herald

Protection of the Environment is Unequivocally a Legitimate Use of the Criminal Law

June 16, 2016 – A little over a week ago here in Canada an oil company attempted to have its case to overturn a federal regulation quashed by the Federal Court of Appeal. In ... Continue Reading →

Bioethanol Electric Car – A New Technology to Give Consumers More Green Choices

June 15, 2016 – Nissan Motor Company is building an electric vehicle (EV) that gets its juice from bioethanol which during combustion produces hydrogen as a byproduct.  The exhaust ... Continue Reading →
AI and human values

The Key to Artificial Intelligence is Finding a Way to Program it for Human Values

June 14, 2016 – Artificial intelligence (AI) can be found everywhere these days in the computing world. If you use Google search you are accessing an AI tool. Watson, IBM’s ... Continue Reading →
Mars Dust Storms

Martian Dust Storms the Equivalent of Cyclonic Weather Systems on Earth But Operate Very Differently

June 13, 2016 – Mars has winter, summer and dust storm season. In a paper entitled, Interannual similarity in the Martian atmosphere during the dust storm season, appearing in ... Continue Reading →