Monthly Archives: August 2013

Transformative Technology

It seems to me… “It is impossible to underrate human intelligence – beginning with one’s own.”  ~ Henry Adams. Anyone who has followed my postings probably realizes I strongly believe not only that so-called artificial intelligence (AI) is possible, but … Continue reading

Posted in AI, Artificial, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Employment, Evolution, Flynn Effect, Intelligence, Machine, Marvin Minsky, Quotient, Robotics, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Wildland Fires

It seems to me… “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.  You have to go to them sometimes.” ~ A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh. It seems that every summer the … Continue reading

Posted in Beetles, Change, Climate, Fire, Forest, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Intervention, Mountain Pine, Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Suppression, Wildland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Educational Decline

It seems to me… “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”  ~ Benjamin Franklin. The issue of economic inequality has been increasing for quite some time.  Counter to our preferred belief in the Horatio Alger myth[i], statistically, the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in College, Cost, Education, Education, Equality, Funding, Loans, STEM, Students, Tuition, University | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments