Category Archives: Information

Smart Cities

It seems to me…. “Smart cities are those who manage their resources efficiently. Traffic, public services and disaster response should be operated intelligently in order to minimize costs, reduce carbon emissions, and increase performance.” ~ Eduardo Paes[1]. Many cities are … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Final Thoughts

It seems to me…. “In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” ~ Barack Obama. Unable to sleep, I wrote most of this column about 3:00 … Continue reading

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Scientific Advancement

It seems to me…. “Scientific research is one of the most exciting and rewarding of occupations.” ~ Frederick Sanger[1]. Over the past century humankind has reined in famine, plague, and war[2] transforming them from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature … Continue reading

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The Inevitability of General AI

It seems to me…. “We are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth.” ~ Vernor Vinge[1]. I have frequently stated my belief that development of so-called artificial intelligence (AI) is inevitable; that humans … Continue reading

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IoT Possibilities

It seems to me…. “The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.” ~ Dave Barry[1]. Humans, as a species, are learning how to adapt to another round of … Continue reading

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Social Effect of Technology

It seems to me… “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing

It seems to me… “Our industry is going through quite a wave of innovation and it’s being powered by a phenomenon which is referred to as the cloud.”  ~ Steve Ballmer. Sometimes the future very closely resembles the past; remember … Continue reading

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