Summary: The future of economic growth has become a hot topic. Here's a brief look at two of the contrasting visions for our future. Read about both visions and decide for yourself! Contents Introduction Slow growth ahead -- or even no growth Accelerating growth leading to the singularity For more information: the two theories about … Continue reading Has America grown old, and can no longer grow? Or are wonders like the singularity in our future?
Summary: Innovations in military technology are central to the US way of war, and has been since WWII. Such innovations have a had a fascinating history. Such as the HMS Warrior, making obsolete much of the skills and traditions of the UK navy -- and so fiercely resisted by its officers. Today we have a review … Continue reading A Recipe for Change – a review of “Warfighting and Disruptive Technologies: Disguising Innovation”
As a breath of fresh air after the previous post, I recommend reading this article. I strongly recommend reading this article. A brief excerpt gives the flavor of the contents. "In the Air - Who says big ideas are rare?", Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker (12 May 2008) Nathan Myhrvold met Jack Horner on the … Continue reading Good news about the 21st century, a counterbalance to the doomsters
Innovation of new forms of society and technology. It is the key to our progress. It has allowed us to evolve from naked hunter-gatherers to the dominant species on this planet. This process is slow, normally taking hundreds or even thousands of years. But occasionally evolution leaps forward. ** Many people look to the future … Continue reading Let us light a candle while we walk, lest we fear what lies ahead