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You are relatively true but also universally true.  You are relatively conscious as a person in the space/time continuum, but you are also Universal Consciousness, free from space and time. You are part, but you are also whole.  You are person, but you are also God.   –Mike Zonta, BB editor

The Nooscope — a visual manifesto of the limits of AI

May 18, 2020 (skynettoday.com) By Matteo Pasquinelli Introducing the Nooscope, a diagram that shows how Machine Learning works and how it fails Image credit: On the the invention of metaphors as instrument of knowledge magnification. Emanuele Tesauro, Il canocchiale aristotelico, frontispiece of the 1670 edition, Turin. This is a shorter version of the text “The … Continue reading The Nooscope — a visual manifesto of the limits of AI

Most Dictators Self Destruct. Why?

In most cases, democratization has followed an authoritarian ruler’s mistake. Bloomberg Leonid Bershidsky Ceausescu was overconfident. Photo by Spiegl / Ullstein Bild via Getty Images.  With authoritarian rulers ascendant in many parts of the world, one wonders what must happen for their countries to liberalize. The likes of Vladimir Putin in Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan … Continue reading Most Dictators Self Destruct. Why?

Bio: John Harvey Kellogg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Harvey Kellogg Kellogg circa 1915 Born February 26, 1852Tyrone, Michigan Died December 14, 1943 (aged 91)Battle Creek, Michigan Alma mater New York University Medical College at Bellevue Hospital (M.D., 1875) Occupation Physician, nutritionist Known for Corn flakesBattle Creek Sanitarium Spouse(s) Ella Ervilla Eaton (1853–1920), married 1879 Children 8 adopted Relatives Will Keith Kellogg, brother Part of a series on Seventh-dayAdventist … Continue reading Bio: John Harvey Kellogg

The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order

China Is Maneuvering for International Leadership as the United States Falters By Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi March 18, 2020 (foreignaffairs.com) With hundreds of millions of people now isolating themselves around the world, the novel coronavirus pandemic has become a truly global event. And while its geopolitical implications should be considered secondary to matters of health and safety, those … Continue reading The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2020

February 26, 2020 (technologyreview.com) Here is our annual list of technological advances that we believe will make a real difference in solving important problems. How do we pick? We avoid the one-off tricks, the overhyped new gadgets. Instead we look for those breakthroughs that will truly change how we live and work. Unhackable internet Hyper-personalized … Continue reading 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2020

The Cancer Industry: Hype vs. Reality

Cancer medicine generates enormous revenues but marginal benefits for patients By John Horgan on February 12, 2020 (blogs.scientificamerican.com) Today I’m giving a talk at my school, Stevens Institute of Technology, titled “The Cancer Industry: Hype Versus Reality.” The talk focuses on the enormous gap between the grim reality of cancer medicine in the U.S. and the upbeat claims made … Continue reading The Cancer Industry: Hype vs. Reality