Category: Science & Technology

  • Second Dose of Vaccine & I’m Thankful

    A lot of my friends and family were concerned when I reported side effects from my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. I appreciate your love and concern and I’m so sorry that I scared you! You make me feel cared for and loved!

    I want to be clearer about this than I was last time: a sore arm, mild fever, headaches, body aches, and/or other side effects over a period of 24-48 hours are all healthy signs that your immune system is doing its job, without killing you in the process! Your immune system is reacting to something that is, fortunately, practically harmless, and this will prime your immune system to recognize and respond safely to something far more dangerous than a vaccine: the deadly coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

  • “Getting some air, Atlas?”

    Boston Dynamics occasionally uploads these short videos demonstrating their latest robotics technology and capabilities. I’m always amazed by the leap forward in movement smoothness and efficiency. 🤖

  • The Economic Singularity by Calum Chace

    The Economic Singularity by Calum Chace book cover from Goodreads

    Much of The Economic Singularity by Calum Chace is devoted to supporting the argument that machines will take over many and eventually most jobs from humans.

  • Race Against the Machine by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

    Race Against the Machine is only 5 chapters long, but it provides perhaps the most cogent explanation yet for how technology can lead to both incredible productivity gains and an increasing divide between classes.

  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

    Issaacson’s biography of Jobs is a fantastic book, and it confirms my suspicion that the coming decades are going to be devastating, hopeful, terrifying, and haunting, all at once, simply because we humans have yet to fully comprehend what technology has unleashed.

  • Craig Mod Visits ROBOT RESTAURANT

    Craig Mod Visits ROBOT RESTAURANT Craig Mod describes eloquently and with great humor a strange new place. And, yes, ROBOT RESTAURANT is now my number one most desired place to visit in all the world.

  • News Bytes – Wednesday, June 19, 2013

    3-D Printing Via TechCrunch: “Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot in $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry“ Robotics Indiegogo project: “Help Make Me the World’s Smartest Robot“ Space Science Kickstarter project: Planetary Resources’ “ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone” Kickstarter project reaches U.S.$1 million with 11 days to go METI “Shouting at the Cosmos” […]

  • Craig Mod’s Subcompact Publishing Concept

    Craig Mod is writer, designer, and publisher exploring the possibilities of digital books. He recently wrote about “Subcompact Publishing” that spawned a lot of discourse across the web. As you may recall, this year I have been spending a lot of time posting about digital publishing, in fact devoting one of my boards on Pinterest […]

  • News Bytes – Thursday, December 06, 2012

    YouTube New Look 2012 with screen shot of new YouTube page for a video

    “Manufacturing coming back to the United States” and “YouTube redesign”, in today’s News Bytes here on Frontier Channel.

  • The Jobs Problem: Discuss

    Last time I offered a few suggestions about what you and I can do about the jobs problem, being that this is a problem of demographics and technology, and you and I are technology enthusiasts. Local, national, and global discussions that FINALLY places demographics and technology in their rightful, primary positions. Here is what I […]

  • “Robotics” YouTube Playlist

  • The State of Digital Media 2008

    It is that time of the year to highlight the key digital media developments in 2008, those trends leading into 2009, and where digital media is heading by the end of the next decade.

  • SS08 Emerging Technologies Workshop on Twitter

    Twitter-ing at the SS08 Emerging Technologies Workshop.

  • The Singularity Summit 2008 Coverage

    The Singularity Summit is held each year by The Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence. This year the event will be held in San Jose, California and Frontier Channel will be there! Stay tuned for updates from the SS08 Emerging Tech Workshop on Friday, October 24 and the Singularity Summit on Saturday, October 25, 2008.

  • First Beams Circulate the Large Hadron Collider

    Photons take a trip around the Large Hadron Collider for the first time and a University of Arizona researcher speaks to the public about the success. Dr. Elliot Cheu explained just what this complex machine is setting out to do and how it could change the way we understand the universe.

  • Amazon Video On Demand Arrives

    Credit: Screenshot of Amazon Video On Demand [REVIEW] — Late last year Adobe released an upgrade to their ubiquitous Flash software that enabled higher quality video. In response, overall video streaming quality on the web has improved as various video services have upgraded their offerings. Amazon is the latest to make the leap, turning their […]

  • WIRED NextFest Wrap-up

    Image Caption: WIRED NextFest Banner at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Fourth Annual WIRED NextFest in Los Angeles, California, USA this past weekend offered a glimpse of our technological future with a variety of themed pavilions exploring the future of exploration, entertainment, security, education, design, robotics, green technologies, communication, play, health, and transportation. WIRED […]

  • Google Lunar X PRIZE Announced

    Image caption: X PRIZE Moon exhibit and logo at WIRED NextFest A robotic scavenger hunt to the moon is the next big space competition. The X PRIZE Foundation announced at Wired NextFest, along with representatives from Google, NASA, and one of the Apollo 11 astronauts, the Google Lunar X PRIZE. The largest incentive competition in […]

  • WIRED NextFest – Introduction

    The fourth annual WIRED NextFest event begins today in Los Angeles, California. Running through Sunday, the event will feature technology exhibits and demonstrations. In addition, the X Prize Foundation will announce their new space prize. Thursday is Education Day, with 4th through 12th graders and their teachers filling the LA Convention Center for an early […]

  • Speaker: Paul Saffo

    Paul Saffo from Stanford University is a forecaster and essayist. He explored AGI at the Singularity Summit 2007 in the context of popularization. Even as the public begins to join the AGI discussion, pessimism is popular right now. News reporting and commentary are lurid and pessimistic. Saffo suggested that what we need are positive and […]