I was talking with my wife the other day about how Bitcoin only 3 years ago was an obscure experiment engaged in by cyber-punks and anti-central bank people. It was really an anarchist effort (in the good sense of maximum freedom, not in the bad sense of throwing Molotov cocktails.) Totally on the fringes. It was $3 a Bitcoin back then. Now it’s $758. Continue reading Bitcoin is here baby! And it mystifies many→
I am a big fan of Google generally. I think Gmail is a fantastic product, same for Google Earth, Google Translate, and many other programs I use all the time. Not to mention the search engine which continues to lead the pack. But the thought of Google partnering with the US military to create an army of “terminator-like” robot warriors (with taxpayer funds of course) should be of concern to just about everyone. At least it is for me. Continue reading Military may soon be Google’s biggest customer→
Yes the brain implants are coming. One had better get used to this fact. But it probably won’t be put there by tech developed by a megacorporation. It is more likely that the chip will be developed by a small company working in some cases with other relatively small companies.
Giant corporations are slow to move and for the wealth associated with such firms (currently) smaller firms with access to capital and know-how, via networks, are a much more viable model in the dynamic economic ecosystem which envelops the world.
I remember quantum mechanics from college. We learned about Schrodinger’s and his cat (I remember something about a cat being both alive and dead inside of the box at the same time.) And we learned about the ‘uncertainty principal” which holds that the more information one knows about one subatomic particle the less one knows about the other bits of both that particle and other particles within a particular atom (I think.) For 80 years subatomic physics has basically been a cosmological game of “whack-a-mole” with no chance of ever hitting the mole.
But we may be getting closer to getting one of those moles. Scientists at Yale have developed a method for observing subatomic particles. The science I know nothing about. It involves things called qubits. I leave the rest to the article.
From the sounds of it though, quantum computing may be about to make a well, quantum leap. Things could get real powerful, real fast, real soon. We’ll see.