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  • Spock was an Iranian January 3, 2020 Spock was an IranianChess in the Middle East, Iran and all the rest. Old post from 2013 that hasn’t changed.
  • We Are At The Singularity February 10, 2019 We Are At The SingularityWhen history is written it may well be determined that the “Singularity” began around about 2017. The Singularity is by some definitions when technological invention becomes self-sustaining, technology critical mass ...
  • My Country Is Not Lost October 10, 2018 My Country Is Not Lost These are unsettling times. The monsters have come to Maple Street, and just as it always turns out in that old Rod Serling Twilight Zone, they are us. I went to ...
  • How To Compose A Photograph October 5, 2018 How To Compose A Photograph “How do you compose a photograph?” It’s the eternal question. Every photographer struggles with it, because every once-in-a-while, now-and-then, occasionally it all comes together and magic happens. It is the ...
  • Big Black Cars July 23, 2018 Big Black CarsIt was an early quiet Saturday evening in July. I was people watching sitting on a wooden memorial bench in a warm concrete hospital emergency room parking garage in Los Angeles.  Only ...
  • Italians In The Desert June 10, 2018 Italians In The DesertI had a 1974 Alfa Romeo Alfetta. It was red. I bought from a guy who owned the little truck stop casino west of Reno where highway 80 starts to ...
  • Trump The First, Hail The Internet May 24, 2018 Trump The First, Hail The InternetThe Internet changes everything. Right? Bill Gates opined: “A fundamental new rule for business is that the Internet changes everything.” Another Information Age swami, Ray Kurzweil predicted the demise of ...
  • Weedshiners in Hopped-Up Self-Driving Teslas January 16, 2018 Weedshiners in Hopped-Up Self-Driving TeslasTimes have changed. Cannabis, pot, marijuana, weed, grass has moved along with cultural evolution in America. My hips, knees, and thumbs suffer the abuse of decades of bike riding, bike racing, ...
  • Killer Robots Anyone December 31, 2017 Killer Robots AnyoneThere was this, “Nobody’s Ready for the Killer Robot” about killer robots in Bloomberg. The piece has an interview with Robert H. Latiff who has a new book out, “Future ...
  • NPR and Amazon Flex and Robots December 18, 2017 NPR and Amazon Flex and Robots  The December 18, 2017 NPR “On Point” show about Amazon Flex and the gig economy was very good. It was a good balance of guests and a busy call-in stream. ...