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Defending The Indefensible

Censorship is the suppression of artistic works considered offensive by some group who succeed in imposing their personal, political, or moral values on others. Continue reading

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Defund The Police

It seems to me…. “Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day.  They’ve got a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law.”  ~ Barack … Continue reading

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Life’s Challenges

It seems to me…. “When you’re up to your ass in alligators, you forget about cleaning the swamp.”   ~ Robert DeBard[1]. Being well into my 80s, I can look back on what I have experienced from a perspective not all … Continue reading

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There Is An EV In Your Future

It seems to me…. “We still see that people don’t really realize that electric cars are here right now. And when we show up with an actual vehicle, and you see it drive away under its own power, it’s still … Continue reading

Posted in Air Quality, Airplanes, Automotive, autonomous vehicles, AVs, California, Cargo Ships, Cars, China, China, Computer, Electric, Electric, Electrical, Electrical Power, Employment, Environment, EVs, Fossil Fuel, Fossil Fuel, Fuel Cell, Grid, Infrastructure, Jobs, Jobs, Mirai, National Resources Defense Council, Petroleum, Pollution, Power, power grid, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay, Silicon Valley, Solar, Solar, Solar, Solar Cells, Taxes, Tesla, Toyota, Transportation, Transportation, Transportation, Trucks, Utilities, Vehicles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Overcoming U.S. Stagnation

It seems to me…. “There’s no light at the end of the tunnel in the Republican message, no promise of better things to come. There’s only the present stagnation, followed by a slow decline.” ~ John Podhoretz[1]. Resolution of important … Continue reading

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The State Of AI

It seems to me…. “The purest case of an intelligence explosion would be an Artificial Intelligence rewriting its own source code. The key idea is that if you can improve intelligence even a little, the process accelerates. It’s a tipping … Continue reading

Posted in AI, AI, AI Lab, AI Winter, Algorithms, Artificial, Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Boltzmann Machines, Checkers, Deep Learning, Economy, Education, Employment, employment, Expert System, Game Playing, Gomper, Human-Level, ICOT, Ideation, Implementation, Institute for New Generation Computer Technology, Intelligence, Intelligence, Japan, Japan, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, MITI, Multilinear Subspace Learning, Neural Networks, Q-Networks, Random Forests, Recombinant Innovation, San Francisco, Stanford, Threat, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Road Trip 2016

It seems to me…. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber[1]. While travel might be “broadening”, whatever that means, it certainly is NOT inexpensive. My wife, Barb, & I recently returned home following … Continue reading

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