Science & Technolgy

This is for those rare times that I touch on the subjects of science and technology. I’m an avid reader of scientific and technological advancements; therefore, I occasionally like to post a little something of my thoughts about them.

This is an interesting debate for those who are interested in AI.

The Rich-Poor Divide

Recently, in my Technology, Literacy, & Culture class, we’ve been talking about some of the criticisms against Ray Kurzweil’s ideas presented in his book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. One of the major criticims is that as new technology becomes available quicker, the rich-poor divide will grow larger. The rich will get […]

I haven’t completely read through over all 70 of the scientists featured in Brilliant Minds on the Next 50 Years, but it is worth checking out if you’re interested in what the top scientists have to say.

Ray Kurzweil’s three-hour interview that I watched a couple of weeks back. If you’re interested in the future of genetics and technology, you should definitely check out this interview. It helped me better understand some of the things he’s talking about in The Singularity Is Near.

Sleepless Nights & The Simulated Environment

I’ve been running on little sleep all week. I can’t manage to take a nap, one of the things I can usually do at any point in the day, and I’ve had some trouble going to sleep late at night. I think it’s just the stress of mid-terms and the excitement of my Halo 2 […]

The Grandfather Paradox

I’ve recently been flipping through the pages of Black Holes, Wormholes & Time Machines by Jim Al-Khalili while I’m “working” at the library. One thing that I found interesting is the grandfather paradox. For those of you who do not understand what the grandfather paradox is, explains it— Suppose you travelled back in time […]