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Neil deGrasse Tyson's recent Big Think interview is spot-on. It's a clear view of the interplay of Public and Private institutions when it comes to the exploration versus exploitation of new frontiers. Tyson, of course, sees this in terms of space travel - but this can also apply to any frontier - whether space, information science, healthcare, material science (nanotech), or biotech. Of course, at least one response I have seen to Tyson's comments conflates his idea that the private sector should focus less on grandiose challenges (leaving NASA to focus on the next frontier) to ALL exploration is a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2012 at thinkResults
Thank you Ray! - your comments inspire me to keep on. I am always open to the possibility of a sale - please send me an offer at accounts@thinkresults.com. Meanwhile, I have been talking about this with my best friend and others - and, who knows, your comment may have ironically prodded me to be more consistent and want to keep the site. Who knows - We shall see - however. Yes - I am crazy busy with "day job" although said job does connect with my work here. All that said, I appreciate your offer and trust that we may continue the dialogue regardless. I look forward to hearing back (and from anyone else out there!). This is the kind of stuff that keeps me going! :)
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2012 on Top 7 Tech Trends (and their impact) at thinkResults
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Following is a list of trends that, although they've been around in other forms, are just now starting to make a measurable impact on us and how we live. I am discussed these on a radio show in Chicago and would be interested in your thoughts. Do you think these are passe', will have an impact but "no big deal" for the foreseeable future or are we right now at the cusp of something culturally significant due to any of these? Trend 1 - Natural Language interface with computers and the Internet (Apple's SIRI) Trend 2 - "The Cloud" and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at thinkResults
Craig Venter, the lead behind the team, talks about keeping their new "synthetic life" contained through "suicide" instructions in the gene - http://bit.ly/cxCE0D And when it evolves? Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2010 at thinkResults
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Mar 15, 2010
Nial Ferguson in his Foreign Affairs essay has a simplistic view of complexity. Yes, complex systems break down suddenly. However, in the example of the straw, the camel's back must be ready before collapsing under it. In our case, an increasingly decimated middle class and loss of job base leads to a very, very ready back. I think NF's only lesson here is to be ready for a sudden, unexpected downfall caused by the whisper of expectations/perception rather than an obvious, building storm (really!). I think this has implications for the recent debate around Corporations and their place in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at thinkResults
This is just to say that everything we do (in the "developed" world) will be thrown into the "cloud" - that is, nothing will be left on your PC. You will have a viewing area (not even a set terminal any longer) that will follow you and, eventually, be part of you. This is already here, it's just not "equally distributed" yet: How Augmented Reality Will Work The guy with the backpack-PC is very outdated. Today, as we all know, the computing power we need to accomplish the always-with-us enhanced view of the world, can now be held in our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2009 at thinkResults
Innovation is done as a unique advantage to the Apples, Nikes, Pixars, and "creatives" of the world. To merely survive in 2010 and through the next 5-10 years, we as individuals, communities and organizations, will have to make innovation (and dealing with the changes it brings) a basic task like eating, drinking and breathing. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2009 at thinkResults
I tend to study and think about things that are about to occur, where we are trending - what will happen next. When I do, I try to share that with others in a way that addresses the problems of today. Sometimes, though, when I am not even attempting to be pragmatic, I can start to appreciate the Caden Cotard character played by PS Hoffman in Synecdoche, NY who, when given the MacArthur Grant, spends the rest of his days portraying his life rather than living it. Or like the characters in Waiting for Godot who wait for a visitor... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2009 at thinkResults
I like it. Much more intuitive. The less I have to think about what I am doing versus what I am saying the better. Dashboard has now become one of my top three start pages every morning - I am going to call it creation central.
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Jul 24, 2009
On anything new, which you (or your organization) are just now beginning to accept: A year ago the question was - "should we(I) allow this?" Today, the question is - "how should we(I) do this?" Tomorrow, the question will be...? Online Surveys & Market Research Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2009 at thinkResults
Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Tuesday (day after CNN) shows back up to 8% again whereas CNN poll likely missed Sunday's news cycle: Obama leads McCain 50 percent to 42 percent. Basically, the numbers are solidifying.
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cbk16 wrote: "By including Michigan in the delegate count, you have to count Michigan in the popular vote. " -- This is a point of principal now since popular vote does not matter in a non-election nomination process anyway. However, to that point, if you "have to" count MI which was a false primary (as originally agreed to by all candidates including Clinton) with only one candidate listed, then you "have to" count the caucus states - and Obama still comes out on top in popular vote. Again - none of this matters anyway - it's just that if you are going to include asterisk states to serve your own purposes for bragging rights, then you "have to" include all of them.
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jill wrote: that I am "falsly still claiming that Obama won the popular vote. It is very sad to think that these young voters can't count and are so easily misled by TV fools like Matthews, Olbermann and Russert." - I am in my 40s, can count and have been around long enough not to be "misled" by cable "TV" - especially since I don't even have cable "TV". I do hear that the one known as Bill O'Reilly seems to be a favorite of your ex-candidate. - Besides being irrelevant to the way that HRC and her team agreed that the nomination would be run, your reference to RealClear Politics vote tallies is interesting as they do not count Michigan in their first selection - likely since that would be like giving credibility to the vote for Castro or Stalin. The nomination contest is over. There are no more primaries left. Now there is an opportunity to rise above your circumstances or wallow in them through blame, self-righteousness and self-pity. As one commenter, Maung Maung Nyo, put it: "There should be some grace and respite for the loser". That opportunity was given last night. That opportunity was fumbled. The only person to blame for that is certainly not Dean, Pelosi and Reid. Hopefully HRC can salvage some of that grace, with whatever "decision" she makes, in the next few days.
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