Archive for August, 2012

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Reflections On Pain And Suffering

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

The past few days I’ve found myself pondering on how much misery and suffering there is in this world.  When I look at it from the perspective of us as individuals, it all seems so pointless.  We watch our loved ones die, we see young children afflicted with cancer, and people starving in third world […]

TrapWire – We’re Being Watched

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

About a year or two ago I remember reading an article in Wired reporting that the United States is just a key-turn away from becoming a total police state.  Top NSA operatives and others from high government positions were warning us of how easily this new digital surveillance technology could be abused and how we […]

Glass Infused With Nanotechnology

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

On my blog, I’ve often talked about the possibilities that come into being when we infuse technology and knowledge into the world around us.  Nanotechnology allows us to insert tiny computers and other devices into everyday things around us, making the “dumb” world come alive.  In around ten years or so, you will be seeing […]

Reflections On Work And Play

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

In this culture of ours, I often find my frame of mind toward work and progress to be in sharp contrast to those around me.  I’m far more in agreement with the philosopher and entertainer Alan Watts, and I’d like to share a short excerpt from one of his lectures. …the riches that we produce […]

Knowledge, Desires, and Information

Monday, August 13th, 2012

I’d like to briefly discuss some of the ideas which have been running through my head lately, though I’m not sure where I should start.  To try to put this into words, I want to talk about how, and in what sense, we control and change the world. This gets into many different things, and […]

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