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    • Waging Guerrilla Warfare Against Big Data

      Waging Guerrilla Warfare Against Big Data

      Organizations across the globe are amassing huge repositories of data on every living person on Earth. The data is collected by governments, non-governmental organizations, and private companies. These organizations then sell or trade this data to other organizations who may then trade or -sell it again. In addition, this data is often held insecurely, which

    • The Human Wildcard

      The Human Wildcard

      Human beings have many aces up their sleeves compared to other living species on Earth. In terms of our physical properties we seem to strike just the right balance of capabilities. Our weaknesses are typically compensated for by certain advantages in a very smooth and complementary manner. We are an evolutionary proof that the strongest,

    • In Defense of Technology Lock-In

      In Defense of Technology Lock-In

      I’m going to do the unthinkable. I am going to actually defend the practice that many consider “anti-competitive”, the practice of so called “vendor lock-in” often employed by technology companies such as Apple and Microsoft. In a nutshell the practice of lock-in involves building pieces of technology that work only in certain predefined circumstances and

    • Is Transhumanism Building a Dystopian Nightmare?

      Is Transhumanism Building a Dystopian Nightmare?

      Transhumanism is a movement that typically both predicts and advocates the evolution of human beings beyond our current biologically determined limitations whereas humans gradually transcend into what can be termed “transhumans”. It deals with research and development of technologies which could augment human capabilities, but also technologies which indicate the advent of intelligent machines whose

    • 10 Tiny Gadgets that Pack a Huge Punch

      10 Tiny Gadgets that Pack a Huge Punch

      Wise men sometimes say that “less is more”, and looking at technological developments it would appear that one of the main goals is exactly that; to enable a lot more with a lot less. There’s one obvious example of a small gadget that packs a huge punch. It is your smartphone. It’s as powerful a

    • 5 Companies That Want to Send You to Space

      5 Companies That Want to Send You to Space

      Space Tourism is a thing. There have already been a number of people who have gone to space for no other reason than to experience it. The weightlessness, the sheer adventure of it, and of course, the perspective changing and mind blowing view of Earth spinning beneath your feet. Most people who have gone up

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