Science & Technology

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.

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 … Continue reading →

Next Generation Insights

I found a video discussion panel, Next Generation Insights, in which young people (ranging from a high school sophomore to a 24-year-old) discuss their uses of technology today. It was a neat video to watch, even if it is an hour long. I recommend watching it if you want to … Continue reading →

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.

Here’s a neat video to watch that was posted in one of my Technology, Literacy, & Culture WebCT discussions: Caroline Ting: RAM. We’re discussing Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. So, the video definitely goes along with that.

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 … Continue reading →

Cell Phone Tracking

I cannot get sleepy for some reason. Well, I know that has something to do with the six hours I clocked early last night. I went to bed at about 6:30 p.m. and woke back up at around 12:30 a.m. I was just so tired from yesterday, from the whole … Continue reading →

The Grandfather Paradox

I’ve recently been flipping through the pages of Black Holes, Wormholes & Time Machinesby 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 … Continue reading →

Mr. Nokia & A Prophetic Sign

What a day! I don’t even know where to begin. But, the story must begin; so I must choose a point and let the pen flow…or rather let the keys be typed or something ’nother. Let me start two days ago. All of sudden on Monday night my I-can’t-live-without-it Nokia … Continue reading →