Category Archives: Futurism

Libraries of the Future

I’m a huge fan of Seth Godin, who is probably the smartest guy I’ve ever read.  He takes unconventional wisdom to a whole new level, and in just a few words can blow holes in what most people accept as … Continue reading

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e-Paper

Discovery News has a recent write-up on the upcoming release of e-paper.  It’s not exactly paper, but it’s close… a Kindle-like screen on a flexible membrane that is thin – paper thin. Post writer Tracy Staedter dreams a bit about … Continue reading

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Erasing Memories

Thanks to Big Think, I recently learned about an article at Neuroscience News reporting the results of recent experiments at UCLA in erasing longterm memories. Here’s the big idea… By inhibiting the activity of a specific protein, scientists were able to … Continue reading

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Social Networks

As you know, I love a good infographic, especially one that is relevant to me as a speculative fiction writer. Not only am I trying to understand where our world is heading for any science fiction I write, but I’m … Continue reading

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Computer Elbow

If you’re like me, you might have a bit of computer-related carpal tunnel.  Mine is in my right index finger, brought on by overuse of my mouse’s scroll wheel. I have a bad habit of using it while reading through … Continue reading

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Ads on Kindle

Yesterday, Amazon announced a new version of its popular Kindle e-reader, where in exchange for a $25 price break the device’s screen saver shows ads (ahem, “special offers”) instead of portraits of notable authors.  Gizmag has a great write-up all … Continue reading

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Writing for the iPhone Generation

Recently I saw this infographic on the trends with smart phones (click link to view the whole thing). And after seeing it, it’s easy to believe our computing life will be much different in five years. The question on my … Continue reading

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The Future According to Corning

Recently on Michael Hyatt’s blog he shared a promotional video online, showing a glimpse of the near future according to Corning’s R&D department.  It’s something to see, though my wife pointed out that this might more be the future of … Continue reading

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