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Egypt’s Government Shuts Down Internet

January 28, 2011 by

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The Huffington Post reports that as of yesterday the government has taken down the Internet in Egypt, just hours before the largest planned protests yet. Cell phone text messages are not working either. No one knows exactly what will happen next. The Renesys blog comments: What happens when you disconnect a modern economy and 80,000,000 […]

The universe isn’t here for us

January 13, 2011 by

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Then again, the fact that the universe was not created with us in mind doesn’t take anything away from its magnificence.

Do you support government welfare?

December 21, 2010 by

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Then you also support the use of violence. A great little video to show to those who think the government is morally good:

Information and exponential growth trivia

December 19, 2010 by

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10 Questions for Ray Kurzweil

December 1, 2010 by

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In a short interview by Time Magazine, futurist Ray Kurzweil answers ten questions about how the future will look like. As you may have noticed, his ideas are pretty similar to those of Michio Kaku, who a while ago presented his ideas on what the world will look like in 2030. Of course, Kurzweil doesn’t […]

In the year 2030

July 26, 2010 by

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Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and one of the founders of string field theory. He also believes that many of the technologies we now consider science fiction will be possible in the future. Last year, he gave a presentation titled “The World in 2030: How Science will Affect Computers, Medicine, Jobs, Our Lifestyles and […]

Why are pasta sauces non-patentable?

July 17, 2010 by

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Most people think patent laws are a good idea. In fact, most people view patent laws as a crucial part of a modern society. Without patent laws, they say, there would be no incentive to produce anything new. We would be stuck with a handful of old ideas, and progress in all areas of creativity […]