California First to Give Autonomous Vehicles Equal Rights to the Road While Ford Tests “Snowtonomy”

October 1, 2016 – Autonomous vehicles are now acceptable on California roadways with the signing of a new state law this week. And unlike any other jurisdiction, California is ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New Nano-embedded Bandage Can Heal Wounds Faster

September 30, 2016 – Researchers at Zewail City of Science and Technology in Egypt have developed a bandage for treating wounds that promotes healing faster than traditional coverings. ... Continue Reading →

Can We Stop Runaway AI?

September 29, 2016 – For those who have concerns about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to destroy humanity, the following may turn out to be good news. An organization ... Continue Reading →

Blockchain Forecast: 15% of Big Banks Will Be Using it by 2017

September 29, 2016 – Transferring money from one big bank to another, and from one currency and country to another currency and country should get a lot easier in 2017. Yesterday ... Continue Reading →

Elon Musk Shares His Martian Dream Out Loud

September 28, 2016 – It is great to have a visionary at the helm of a company even if the vision described seems unimaginable based on current realities. But yesterday Elon Musk, ... Continue Reading →

A Debate About the Future That Never Broached the Subject of Climate Change

September 27, 2016 – In last night’s U.S. Presidential debate, the moderator chose not to ask the candidates about climate change. And climate change got merely a mention ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Talks About the Demonetizing of the Insurance Industry

September 27, 2016 – Yesterday I received one of Peter Diamandis’ email blasts and found it most intriguing. The focus was on how the insurance industry is being disrupted ... Continue Reading →

Europa: All These Worlds Are Yours Except Europa. Attempt No Landing There

September 27, 2016 – It’s my daughter’s birthday today and before I get started I want to wish her all the best on this the day she came into the world. She changed ... Continue Reading →
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What to do About Investments in the Age of Climate Change

September 26, 2016 – For people my age (I’m retired) who are living on income earned from investments and committed to climate change mitigation, how do you make responsible ... Continue Reading →
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If You Drink Coffee You Won’t Like What I Write Here Today

September 25, 2016 – All those baristas and their customers need to sit up and take note. A new report from the Climate Institute, entitled “A Brewing Storm: The climate ... Continue Reading →