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David Brin has been shared in 265 public circles

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Atanas Georgiev Atanasov2,751SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FRIENDS : Circle V.1.11. Link to my own scientific research topic: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4212005/  To be included in future circle-editions, please ENGAGE: add me to your own circles/+1/re-share/comment on the original circle-post, or on some of the other science-related posts on my wall (this is needed since the number of people that could be circled is limited from Google – and therefore I am forced to keep included just the most active users). Currently featured science-related GOOGLE PLUS post:https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/8LU6LVz75jxI would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #nutrition    #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology    #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   #artists   #foodies   #cars   2014-11-27 06:30:22451429
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,950SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.8; maintained by +Atanas Georgiev Atanasov  ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday   #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech   #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch    #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol   #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct   2014-11-17 05:24:223625111
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,633SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS : CIRCLE V.7; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   #cars2014-11-13 05:47:40346101
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,490SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.6; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science   #Research   #Technology   #NASA    #Space   #Innovation   #Engineering   #NIAC   #nutrition   #Entrepreneur   #Commercial #ScienceSunday  #Sundayscience   #Science   #Research   #Tech #GameTech  #GameTechnology   #Gaming   #VideoGaming   #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation   #Inflammation   #Brain #mindcontrol  #photography   #tech   #socialmedia   #googleplus #naturalproduct  #artists   #foodies   2014-11-10 06:22:16330011
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,228SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : CIRCLE V.5; maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov ; You can learn more about my personal scientific research here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial#ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech#GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft#MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain#mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus#naturalproduct #artists #foodies #cars #sharingiscaring  #Liver#sharingmeansthankyou #socialmedia  #sports #Smartphones#tablets 2014-11-06 08:10:34369051
Nolan Harvey218More friend today #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #morefollowers  2014-11-05 16:59:40501001
Sharon Caroline1,629Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this.#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-11-05 08:31:58463000
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,228SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY + FRIENDS of it : Circle V.3, maintained by +AtanasGeorgievAtanasov To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment/add me to your circles. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies 2014-11-05 07:02:42362101
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov1,127Science and Technology +Friends: Circle 2014 V.2 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA  #Space #Innovation  #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming +Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch  #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists #foodies #cars 2014-11-04 06:51:44407101
Atanas Georgiev Atanasov982Science and Technology Circle 2014 To be added to the circle, please +1/reshare/comment. I would be happy to connect on other networks too:http://about.me/Atanas_At   You can learn a bit more about my personal scientific research from these links: https://plus.google.com/115938908270684192009/posts/MGt3zvEtTgq  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25083916   Below I am just pasting some keyords/topics to improve the visibility of the circle and to make it more discoverable: #Science  #Research #Technology #NASA   #Space #Innovation   #Engineering #NIAC #nutrition #Entrepreneur #Commercial #ScienceSunday #Sundayscience #Science #Research #Tech #GameTech #GameTechnology #Gaming #VideoGaming #Microsoft #MicrosoftResearch   #innovation #Inflammation #Brain #mindcontrol #photography #tech #socialmedia #googleplus #naturalproduct #artists 2014-11-02 08:37:19453101
Sunny CT2,281Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sharedcircle 2014-09-15 09:05:4950111313
Becky Collins16,373Young Adult Authors circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-13 05:03:59465138
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 13:14:5050111415
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 07:07:225017313
Colin Wilson56Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesThis is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post #circles #shared #share #add #friends #circle #share #sharecircle #circleshare2014-09-08 06:25:20459111619
Joe Ford8,291My circle of Geeks. Sharing for +Mark Reid - a noob to these parts. But also as part of #followfriday  of course.2014-08-15 13:48:29265212
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Becky Collins13,270Space Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-17 07:18:063893010
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990718
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812
khairul efendi0 Keep this simple!1. ADD the circle2 Share the post3. Plus the post.4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles      #ownsocialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #circlesharingpages   #sharingcircles   #whatshot   #followers   #googleplustips #CircleSharing #CircleShare #CircleOfTheDay #Circle #SharedCircles #Google #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #AddCircle #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircle #Circles #Shared #Friends #Blogging #SharingCircles #CircleofFriends #Blogger #Engagers2014-06-20 07:31:49501215
DEVILZART2,249 This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks   #googleplustips   2014-06-15 02:13:005014415
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001
Becky Collins10,439Super Science Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Irina Sadokhina21,822Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle. This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle. Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle, May the 12, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #hyperball   #circleoftheweek  2014-05-05 14:19:144595737106
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426
Shashi S6,305SOME GREAT PHILOSOPHER'S AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Philosopher's I found at Google Plus, selected over the years, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   2014-04-21 08:26:26310114
Shashi S5,879Circle of Authors & Poets_____________________________________This is one of the most interesting group of Authors and Poets, selected from my years on Google Plus, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and after reviewing your profile, I WILL INCLUDE YOU IN NEXT SHARE.... ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR A POET :-) Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...This circle also includes many of upcoming writers who are Top Google + Users, who share unique and original content. They are kind of the early trend setters..With this team, you will be able to grow in your own community, with fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plus5 - YOU HAVE TO BE, AT LEAST, AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR POETThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     2014-04-16 06:47:374134213
Irina Sadokhina19,423Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle   . This #circle    is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 21st, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshare   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles   #circleoftheweek  2014-04-14 16:53:094558052121
Adam Black6,732Transhumans CircleBy popular Demand,  I am sharing some of my Circles. This is +Mark Bruce  Transhumans Circle  Plus Others Ive been adding.If you are tagged,  you are in it.Web Link for Mobile https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/6iQmLpEj1Zm #sharedcircles   #GeekCulture   #ScienceSunday #Transhumans #Transhumanism #HumanPlus  2014-04-13 06:25:0424522733
Irina Sadokhina18,499Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle   . Apr. 14th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circleshare   #circlescirclescircles   #circlecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #crazycircles  2014-04-08 12:47:424927248106
DEVILZART1,310#sharedcircle #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circleoftheday #circleshares   #circlesharing   #circlesshare   #publicsharedcircle #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleoftheweek #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircle #todayspublicsharedcircle #todayssharedcircle   #publiccircle #circle   #circles   #awesome #awesomeness #awesomepeople #shareyourcircle   #bestengagers #followers   #followback #paulaawesomecircle   #awesomecircles #paulateshima #topsharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #myseoissocial #besocial   #socializethesocial   #trust #circles #sharedcircle 2014-04-04 17:15:22500151025
Irina Sadokhina17,311Hello my dear friends!!!This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last #mondaycircle  . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle  on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next #mondaycircle . Apr. 7th, just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circlecirclecircle   #circles   #circlescirclescircles   #circleshared   #crazycircles   #hyperball   #plusmastermind   #circleoftheweek  2014-03-31 18:07:204536655108
Irina Sadokhina16,720Hello my dear friends!!! This is my weekly #mondaycircle  . This #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome circle    on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 31st. just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecirclecircle   #circlecirclecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheweek   #circleoftheday  2014-03-24 18:59:534707753123
STEM on Google+ Community14,148Here are the "Movers & Shakers" in the STEM Community!February--March, 2014!Here's the latest updated edition of people & pages whose posts and comments appeared in the STEM on Google+ Community.  There are both science content creators and science readers here, and they are all active and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.  Add this circle to your stream!Click here to enter the community >>https://plus.google.com/b/112166434848553337850/communities/110555615319066448343  Get involved in science discussions in the STEM community and you'll be in the next circle!If you received notification for this post, you are included in the circle!  If you do not wish to be notified, or shared in this (or other) circles, please let me know.~+Malthus John #sciencecircle   #stemcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #scienceeveryday   #sciencessunday   #stem   #gpluscommunities   #science   #technology   #engineering   #mathematics   #engagement  2014-03-24 17:43:08235232368
Matthew J Price8,236It's been some time since I shared my favorite circle: Accelerated Thinkers.  These 91 people are the ones I trust with bringing me the good news every day, and leading the conversation about the future of humanity.  Thank you so much!2014-03-22 04:25:4591103
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014
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Irina Sadokhina15,346Hello my dear friends!!!HELLO! This is my weekly  #mondaycircle . This  #circle   is very important for me because there are people who were with me last time, commented my funny pics, and just made me happy. Also, there are people who RE-shared my last  #mondaycircle . Thank you so much for this!!! And I would like to ask you Re-share this awesome  #circle   on your stream, please. If you wanna be included in my next  #mondaycircle   , March 17th just:1) plus2)re-share!!!Thank you. You all have a wonderful week.Make sure you share the original version! #circle   #circles   #circlecircle   #circlescirclescircles   #hyperball   #rustyball   #crazycircles   #plusmastermind  2014-03-11 16:53:09467664993
Ryan Johnson45#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#buy_GooglePlus_followers#Google#GooglePlusTips#Engagers#EngagersCircle#Circles#SocialMedia#SharedCircleOfTheDay#PublicCircle#PublicSharedCircles#TeamElite#SnowballEffect#Marketing#SocialMediaMarketing2014-03-11 11:15:07501101212
shinigami kurai109This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +shinigami kurai2014-03-09 02:04:4450110313
DEVILZART386This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post +DevilzArt More you share more you get! #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing    #googleplus   #googleplusupdate   #blogger   #bloggers   #blogging     #internet   #socialmedia   #socialmediatips   #socialnetworking   #internetmarketing   #seo   #seotips   #bloggingtips   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingforbusiness   #bloggingtipsandtricks 2014-03-08 15:58:55501191428
Bob Mulholland20,590Haven't done a  #FollowFriday  in a while. Beam these mofos into your Circles , Scotty!Nothin' but a buncha  #StarTrek  nerds in here.... #SharedCircles  2014-03-07 20:06:14486519
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216
DEVILZART103This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circulo   #kreise   #kreis   #круг   #круги   #круглим   #кругляши  #blogger   #blogging   #bloggers#サークル   #界   #cercle   #دائرة   #kring   #kringen   #nederland  +Circles +Circle Circle Circle +Circles by DzjieDzjee +Selected Circles 2014 +Awesome Circles +Socialize circles +Circles & Circles & Circles +Google+ Categorized Circles +Circles Circles Circles +Curating Content on Google+ +Team Circle Share +Shared Circles +Circle Shares Notifications +Urkel's Shared Circles +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles #googleplus #circle #sahrecircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday 2014-02-25 06:41:2550014721
Dan Thompson2,147Here is my circle of writers.  My suggestion to you new G+ folks is to add the entire circle as its own circle, i.e. "Dan's Writing Circle".  Over time, move your favorites over into your own growing array of circles.In particular, though, I'd say pay attention to John Ward, Evo Terra, Nathan Lowell, Brook Johnson, and Jefferson Smith.2014-02-22 19:51:53249212

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2014-12-14 21:14:12 (212 comments, 42 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

Probably the most destructive administrative act in the last 50 years, and the root cause of almost all of America’s problems: “It was called the "Fairness Doctrine" created to prevent the American people from receiving misinformation in the guise of fact. Over 60 years later, the Fairness Doctrine is a thing of the past and the American people are worse off because of it.”  ...  This history of the fairness doctrine shows that its elimination led to today’s utter polarization of media, in which our fellow citizens stare at hate-drenched lie-festivals … essentially Nuremberg Rallies… without ever catching more than strawman-scarecrow glimpses of another side.

http://www.examiner.com/article/repeal-of-fairness-how-ronald-reagan-gave-us-fox-news-and-other-bias-sources

While the Left has its own echo chambers that strive to copy the lucrative Fox – captiveaudience – busi... more »

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2014-12-16 21:57:08 (64 comments, 66 reshares, 393 +1s)Open 

Kewl.  We proposed this in the 1980s.  Now President Obama wants it… using a rail gun to launch scramjets to near orbit.  

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-11/nasa-engineers-propose-combining-rail-gun-and-scramjet-fire-spacecraft-orbit

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2014-12-16 21:57:08 (64 comments, 66 reshares, 393 +1s)Open 

Kewl.  We proposed this in the 1980s.  Now President Obama wants it… using a rail gun to launch scramjets to near orbit.  

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-11/nasa-engineers-propose-combining-rail-gun-and-scramjet-fire-spacecraft-orbit

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2014-12-19 23:27:46 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Pretty big news on our way to robots. The latest generation of “deep neural networks” matches the ability of the primate brain to recognize objects during a brief glance. Until now, no computer model has been able to match the primate brain at visual object recognition during a brief glance.

 http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/computer-neural-networks-identify-objects-like-primate-brain-1218

Pretty big news on our way to robots. The latest generation of “deep neural networks” matches the ability of the primate brain to recognize objects during a brief glance. Until now, no computer model has been able to match the primate brain at visual object recognition during a brief glance.

 http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/computer-neural-networks-identify-objects-like-primate-brain-1218___

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2014-12-19 21:44:28 (11 comments, 6 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Here’s an interesting rumination on whether the galaxy may fill with advanced artificial intelligences - which can occupy deep space and use its resources - rather than the bio-entities that spawned them, after evolving on muddy worlds. The notion of self-replicating machines filling the stars goes back to Jones & Finney's classic paper around 1983, about how Von Neumann probes may replicate and fill the galaxy in just 30 million years.
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-dominant-life-form-in-the-cosmos-is-probably-superintelligent-robots  
In fact this concept has long been grist of scientific science fictional speculation.  Gregory Benford's Galactic Center series, for example, posits that that realm - lethal to bio life - might be the natural abode of advanced machine civilizations.  My novel Existence explores this notion in detail, including whether such machines might be&quo... more »

Here’s an interesting rumination on whether the galaxy may fill with advanced artificial intelligences - which can occupy deep space and use its resources - rather than the bio-entities that spawned them, after evolving on muddy worlds. The notion of self-replicating machines filling the stars goes back to Jones & Finney's classic paper around 1983, about how Von Neumann probes may replicate and fill the galaxy in just 30 million years.
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-dominant-life-form-in-the-cosmos-is-probably-superintelligent-robots  
In fact this concept has long been grist of scientific science fictional speculation.  Gregory Benford's Galactic Center series, for example, posits that that realm - lethal to bio life - might be the natural abode of advanced machine civilizations.  My novel Existence explores this notion in detail, including whether such machines might be "lurking" in the asteroid belt.  And the Brightness Reef trilogy explores possible relationships between bio and machine civilizations on a galactic scale.___

2014-12-19 21:28:30 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Author Dan Haight offers a moving missive about how, as a troubled youth, he found inspiration in science fiction to start reshaping his own life.  http://flotillaonline.com/evil-plan/

Author Dan Haight offers a moving missive about how, as a troubled youth, he found inspiration in science fiction to start reshaping his own life.  http://flotillaonline.com/evil-plan/___

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2014-12-19 19:30:16 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

One more in a never-ending stream of shyster Fountain of Youth moments:  “In laboratory tests, ibuprofen was found to extend the lives of worms and flies by the equivalent of about 12 years in human terms."

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/547770/Ibuprofen-longer-life-cheap-painkillers-slow-ageing-fight-disease

In other words, just one more way to flick on some longevity switches in lower animals that are ALREADY flicked on, in humans. DO NOT get your hopes up, when someone doubles the lifespan of some worms or flies or even mice.  We have already grabbed the low-hanging fruit of longevity and I doubt any such easy switches are within arm's reach.  To see this explained, have a look at http://www.davidbrin.com/immortality.html

One more in a never-ending stream of shyster Fountain of Youth moments:  “In laboratory tests, ibuprofen was found to extend the lives of worms and flies by the equivalent of about 12 years in human terms."

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/547770/Ibuprofen-longer-life-cheap-painkillers-slow-ageing-fight-disease

In other words, just one more way to flick on some longevity switches in lower animals that are ALREADY flicked on, in humans. DO NOT get your hopes up, when someone doubles the lifespan of some worms or flies or even mice.  We have already grabbed the low-hanging fruit of longevity and I doubt any such easy switches are within arm's reach.  To see this explained, have a look at http://www.davidbrin.com/immortality.html___

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2014-12-19 05:44:01 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Have a look at a thoroughly modern illuminated manuscript: not a religious text, but an interview with theoretical physicist and cosmologist Paul Davies, all about the feedback loop between science-fiction storytelling and real-world innovation and discovery.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/12/17/interview_with_paul_davies_is_turned_into_an_illuminated_manuscript.html

Have a look at a thoroughly modern illuminated manuscript: not a religious text, but an interview with theoretical physicist and cosmologist Paul Davies, all about the feedback loop between science-fiction storytelling and real-world innovation and discovery.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/12/17/interview_with_paul_davies_is_turned_into_an_illuminated_manuscript.html___

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2014-12-19 00:03:04 (7 comments, 33 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Self-recharging batteries? A new patent from Nokia suggests that flexible and almost transparent graphene layers can recharge from a reaction with humid air, then dry out during discharge.  Whoof!  

www.nokiapoweruser.com/nokia-patents-self-charging-graphene-based-photon-battery-can-printed-flexible-substrates/

Self-recharging batteries? A new patent from Nokia suggests that flexible and almost transparent graphene layers can recharge from a reaction with humid air, then dry out during discharge.  Whoof!  

www.nokiapoweruser.com/nokia-patents-self-charging-graphene-based-photon-battery-can-printed-flexible-substrates/___

2014-12-18 21:54:24 (14 comments, 13 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

Insider leaked documents show that the Heartland Institute has a detailed plan to sabotage responsible climate mitigation, raising money from oil companies and "other corporations whose interests are threatened by climate policies." Heartland particularly celebrates the funding that it receives from the Charles G. Koch Foundation. Heartland also continues to collect money from Philip Morris parent company Altria as well as from the tobacco giant Reynolds American, while maintaining ongoing advocacy against policies related to smoking and health.  Among its programs are denialist curricula for schools in Red States.

 http://www.skepticalscience.com/denialgate-heartland.html#.VI2ocL8_TTk.facebook

Insider leaked documents show that the Heartland Institute has a detailed plan to sabotage responsible climate mitigation, raising money from oil companies and "other corporations whose interests are threatened by climate policies." Heartland particularly celebrates the funding that it receives from the Charles G. Koch Foundation. Heartland also continues to collect money from Philip Morris parent company Altria as well as from the tobacco giant Reynolds American, while maintaining ongoing advocacy against policies related to smoking and health.  Among its programs are denialist curricula for schools in Red States.

 http://www.skepticalscience.com/denialgate-heartland.html#.VI2ocL8_TTk.facebook___

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2014-12-18 02:43:54 (3 comments, 20 reshares, 217 +1s)Open 

Here we go!  Spacex feels ready. They will try to land the first stage of their next orbital Falcon 9 launch, tail first on a barge, so it can be refurbished and re-used, taking a giant leap toward cutting costs to space.

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/2014/20141217-spacex-to-attempt-barge-landing.html

Send em good vibes.  This could be the best favor ever, to Boeing and Lockheed.  Slap em hard... the way Toyota slapped GM in the 1980s... to wake up and start competing again.

Here we go!  Spacex feels ready. They will try to land the first stage of their next orbital Falcon 9 launch, tail first on a barge, so it can be refurbished and re-used, taking a giant leap toward cutting costs to space.

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/2014/20141217-spacex-to-attempt-barge-landing.html

Send em good vibes.  This could be the best favor ever, to Boeing and Lockheed.  Slap em hard... the way Toyota slapped GM in the 1980s... to wake up and start competing again.___

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2014-12-17 21:25:55 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

My midweek posting is all about space! Some stunning short videos that are must-see! Lots of comet developments. 3-d printing a moon base? Dark matter. And much more.  Time for confidence. Let's go.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/12/news-fromabout-space.html

My midweek posting is all about space! Some stunning short videos that are must-see! Lots of comet developments. 3-d printing a moon base? Dark matter. And much more.  Time for confidence. Let's go.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/12/news-fromabout-space.html___

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2014-12-17 17:49:21 (41 comments, 3 reshares, 76 +1s)Open 

Bill  O'Reilly may be the "adult in the building" at Fox, because he's the only shill over there with the guts to bring challenging guests on his show. But he is still a crazy man. Claiming that Jesus's virgin birth is far more plausible than the greenhouse effect, he says: "It’s not that they don’t believe the Earth is getting warmer–anybody who can read a thermometer knows it is–they don’t believe that it has been proven conclusively that it’s because man is doing certain things."

1) Liar!  For years the party line was to mock any notion that warming is happening.  At all. Smirking heads preached that glaciers were spreading! Anyone who has conveniently forgotten that decade-long catachism is nothing more than a nodding dittohead, who'll believe anything crooned by blondes.

2) "Proved conclusively?" We must do NOTHING toprepare agains... more »

Bill  O'Reilly may be the "adult in the building" at Fox, because he's the only shill over there with the guts to bring challenging guests on his show. But he is still a crazy man. Claiming that Jesus's virgin birth is far more plausible than the greenhouse effect, he says: "It’s not that they don’t believe the Earth is getting warmer–anybody who can read a thermometer knows it is–they don’t believe that it has been proven conclusively that it’s because man is doing certain things."

1) Liar!  For years the party line was to mock any notion that warming is happening.  At all. Smirking heads preached that glaciers were spreading! Anyone who has conveniently forgotten that decade-long catachism is nothing more than a nodding dittohead, who'll believe anything crooned by blondes.

2) "Proved conclusively?" We must do NOTHING to prepare against a potential danger to our children, unless it is proved conclusively to a standard whose goal posts keep shifting? ONLY 99% of the smartest people on Earth think there's a threat. Hence, refuse to negotiate even mild, win-win improvements in energy efficiency.

Do nothing! Block even sensible-moderate increases in R&D or energy improvements that would benefit us even if all the smart people prove to be wrong.  Don't for a minute accept the lie that this is about "proof." It is about absolute refusal to negotiate, to even put moderate, practical, just-in-case-I'm-wrong measures on the table.

Only one group is hurt by improvements in energy efficiency... the coal barons and petro sheiks who are Bill O'Reilly's masters.

http://www.salon.com/2014/12/17/people_choose_to_believe_oreilly_hosts_segment_on_the_believability_of_jesus_vs_climate_change/___

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2014-12-17 03:32:44 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

New and exciting: The Brighter Brains Speaker Bureau will connect your group, company or conference with dazzlingly interesting keynoters. It’s just getting started, but I confess to being impressed!  (If a bit biased ;-)

http://brighterbrains.org/hub/

New and exciting: The Brighter Brains Speaker Bureau will connect your group, company or conference with dazzlingly interesting keynoters. It’s just getting started, but I confess to being impressed!  (If a bit biased ;-)

http://brighterbrains.org/hub/___

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2014-12-16 21:57:08 (64 comments, 66 reshares, 393 +1s)Open 

Kewl.  We proposed this in the 1980s.  Now President Obama wants it… using a rail gun to launch scramjets to near orbit.  

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-11/nasa-engineers-propose-combining-rail-gun-and-scramjet-fire-spacecraft-orbit

Kewl.  We proposed this in the 1980s.  Now President Obama wants it… using a rail gun to launch scramjets to near orbit.  

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-11/nasa-engineers-propose-combining-rail-gun-and-scramjet-fire-spacecraft-orbit___

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2014-12-16 18:35:18 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Speaking of the tradeoffs between optimism and pessimism, while cynics get a brief tactical advantage by getting to sneer, they undermine their own effectiveness at generating changes - in society or in their own lives.  And there is another major drawback, pointed out by "Paul" over in the cogent-smart comment community at http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/

"Self-identifying pessimists I have known claim that by being pessimistic they avoid being ripped off, but if you read the literature on stress you find that they pay a high price for it. Having a negative outlook causes your endocrine system to release cortisol and a host of other stress-related hormones (as does insufficient sleep). This chronic release has some serious side-effects, including the shrinking of the hippocampus. Anyone who wishes to know their enemy needs to accept that their own body can be one of their worst.... more »

Speaking of the tradeoffs between optimism and pessimism, while cynics get a brief tactical advantage by getting to sneer, they undermine their own effectiveness at generating changes - in society or in their own lives.  And there is another major drawback, pointed out by "Paul" over in the cogent-smart comment community at http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/

"Self-identifying pessimists I have known claim that by being pessimistic they avoid being ripped off, but if you read the literature on stress you find that they pay a high price for it. Having a negative outlook causes your endocrine system to release cortisol and a host of other stress-related hormones (as does insufficient sleep). This chronic release has some serious side-effects, including the shrinking of the hippocampus. Anyone who wishes to know their enemy needs to accept that their own body can be one of their worst. Grumpy old men trap themselves in a feedback loop of hypochondria and failing mental health. Dr. Robert Sapolsky of Stanford makes the point that thinking positive thoughts all by itself cuts off these stress hormones and releases others that have more beneficial health effects. Optimists might get cheated once in awhile, but they tend to live longer and happier lives."

Here's the Amazon link to his most well-known book:
http://www.amazon.com/Why-Zebras-Dont-Ulcers-Stress-Related-ebook/dp/B0037NX018/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418731922&sr=1-1&keywords=robert+sapolsky

I would add that optimist-pragmatists live vastly more EFFECTIVE lives since they believe their efforts can change their circumstances, their lives and even their nation or society.  This may make them fools.  But they are also more likely to TRY collaborative or competitive efforts to make change. Automatically that means they are more likely (even occasionally) to succeed.

The world was made by the Franklins and Lincolns and Edisons and Roosevelts and Marshalls who believed it COULD be changed.___

2014-12-16 18:24:48 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Hip-hop sci fi?  Zowee! This song is about The largest structure dedicated to Life Extension its called The Timeship. Its time to take the HipHop culture to the next Level.

https://soundcloud.com/maitreya-one/frosty-the-snowman-the-timeship-freatureing-az-and-ras-ninja

Hip-hop sci fi?  Zowee! This song is about The largest structure dedicated to Life Extension its called The Timeship. Its time to take the HipHop culture to the next Level.

https://soundcloud.com/maitreya-one/frosty-the-snowman-the-timeship-freatureing-az-and-ras-ninja___

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2014-12-16 04:05:21 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

In one hour on Syfy... Ascension!  I hope they used my good advice!  I know in some areas they didn't... and some they did... so credit me for any good stuff!  (joke ;-)

http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/scifi-author-david-brin-explains-real-science-syfys-ascension.html   

On SyFy…  Author David Brin Explains The Real Science Behind the new show Ascension.

In one hour on Syfy... Ascension!  I hope they used my good advice!  I know in some areas they didn't... and some they did... so credit me for any good stuff!  (joke ;-)

http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/scifi-author-david-brin-explains-real-science-syfys-ascension.html   

On SyFy…  Author David Brin Explains The Real Science Behind the new show Ascension.___

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2014-12-15 23:00:33 (23 comments, 10 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Are evil corporations or evil.gov already using “sock Puppets” to manipulate user feedback data and skew the Internet?  Making some interest groups or policies seem way-more popular than they really are? (Or less?)  Sock puppets also up viewership ratings and inflate the number of comments under a thread to give it buzz.
 
“Reddit expects people to try and game the system, so has many defences in place. Still, Thinkst managed to breach those defences easily.” Also -- “…new technologies promise freedom, but then get subverted by the powers-that-be and actually end up working against you.
 
 http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/digital-economy/censorship-shadowy-forces-controlling-online-conversations#sthash.iUELFKSi.dpuf  
Can something be done?  In fact, yes. I have the outline of a business… a whole industry … in pseudonymous reputation conveyance/management…that would entirely chan... more »

Are evil corporations or evil.gov already using “sock Puppets” to manipulate user feedback data and skew the Internet?  Making some interest groups or policies seem way-more popular than they really are? (Or less?)  Sock puppets also up viewership ratings and inflate the number of comments under a thread to give it buzz.
 
“Reddit expects people to try and game the system, so has many defences in place. Still, Thinkst managed to breach those defences easily.” Also -- “…new technologies promise freedom, but then get subverted by the powers-that-be and actually end up working against you.
 
 http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/digital-economy/censorship-shadowy-forces-controlling-online-conversations#sthash.iUELFKSi.dpuf  
Can something be done?  In fact, yes. I have the outline of a business… a whole industry … in pseudonymous reputation conveyance/management… that would entirely change this entire landscape, allowing both more freedom and more accountability. Alas, VCs are only interested in clones of same-old ideas from the 1990s.___

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2014-12-15 20:35:21 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

A thoughtful and provocative comic strip takes on several deep topics with humor… all of them topics I’ve covered in stories. About whether AIs might like us… and whether dolphins may be a bit too horny.  

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1780

See especially (re dolphins) : http://www.davidbrin.com/temptation1.html

Re “friendly” AI?  See Existence.

A thoughtful and provocative comic strip takes on several deep topics with humor… all of them topics I’ve covered in stories. About whether AIs might like us… and whether dolphins may be a bit too horny.  

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1780

See especially (re dolphins) : http://www.davidbrin.com/temptation1.html

Re “friendly” AI?  See Existence.___

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2014-12-15 19:34:00 (26 comments, 16 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

A very interesting appraisal of why Saudi Arabia and Iran and Russia all seem to be on the same page about keeping oil production up, despite the way plummeting prices are hurting the latter two.  Calling the shots, the Saudis aim to make both US shale and Canadian tar sands… and alternate energy systems like wind and solar … uneconomical in order to slow down their inevitable effects.  

What the article leaves out is blatant Saudi meddling in US political systems… through their family branch (the Bushes), through co-ownership of the biggest cable “news” channel, and cryptic campaign contributions.  Still the article is a start.

https://www.redanalysis.org/2014/12/15/oil-flood-1-kingdom-back/

A very interesting appraisal of why Saudi Arabia and Iran and Russia all seem to be on the same page about keeping oil production up, despite the way plummeting prices are hurting the latter two.  Calling the shots, the Saudis aim to make both US shale and Canadian tar sands… and alternate energy systems like wind and solar … uneconomical in order to slow down their inevitable effects.  

What the article leaves out is blatant Saudi meddling in US political systems… through their family branch (the Bushes), through co-ownership of the biggest cable “news” channel, and cryptic campaign contributions.  Still the article is a start.

https://www.redanalysis.org/2014/12/15/oil-flood-1-kingdom-back/___

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2014-12-15 18:06:18 (15 comments, 30 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

Interesting and moving - this is a tour-review of Star Trek's philosophy of humanism. There are those among us who will find these messages objectionable, and that's sad. The core notion of Trek is that we can become better than we are - and that ambition has always been within us. (It's even deeply rooted in scripture.) All we need is the confident ambition to make it so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe7axuTmoUg&feature=youtu.be

Interesting and moving - this is a tour-review of Star Trek's philosophy of humanism. There are those among us who will find these messages objectionable, and that's sad. The core notion of Trek is that we can become better than we are - and that ambition has always been within us. (It's even deeply rooted in scripture.) All we need is the confident ambition to make it so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe7axuTmoUg&feature=youtu.be___

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2014-12-15 01:27:19 (20 comments, 14 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Tomorrow (Monday) night, the SyFy channel begins its remake, shifting back to real science fiction, with Ascension. I can already tell they did not follow all of my suggestions, when I consulted for the show. But I can also already tell there will be plenty to like.  Tune in!  Oh... and then there's this...

..."Author David Brin Explains The Real Science Behind the new show Ascension."
 
http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/scifi-author-david-brin-explains-real-science-syfys-ascension.html

Tomorrow (Monday) night, the SyFy channel begins its remake, shifting back to real science fiction, with Ascension. I can already tell they did not follow all of my suggestions, when I consulted for the show. But I can also already tell there will be plenty to like.  Tune in!  Oh... and then there's this...

..."Author David Brin Explains The Real Science Behind the new show Ascension."
 
http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/scifi/scifi-author-david-brin-explains-real-science-syfys-ascension.html___

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2014-12-14 21:14:12 (212 comments, 42 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

Probably the most destructive administrative act in the last 50 years, and the root cause of almost all of America’s problems: “It was called the "Fairness Doctrine" created to prevent the American people from receiving misinformation in the guise of fact. Over 60 years later, the Fairness Doctrine is a thing of the past and the American people are worse off because of it.”  ...  This history of the fairness doctrine shows that its elimination led to today’s utter polarization of media, in which our fellow citizens stare at hate-drenched lie-festivals … essentially Nuremberg Rallies… without ever catching more than strawman-scarecrow glimpses of another side.

http://www.examiner.com/article/repeal-of-fairness-how-ronald-reagan-gave-us-fox-news-and-other-bias-sources

While the Left has its own echo chambers that strive to copy the lucrative Fox – captiveaudience – busi... more »

Probably the most destructive administrative act in the last 50 years, and the root cause of almost all of America’s problems: “It was called the "Fairness Doctrine" created to prevent the American people from receiving misinformation in the guise of fact. Over 60 years later, the Fairness Doctrine is a thing of the past and the American people are worse off because of it.”  ...  This history of the fairness doctrine shows that its elimination led to today’s utter polarization of media, in which our fellow citizens stare at hate-drenched lie-festivals … essentially Nuremberg Rallies… without ever catching more than strawman-scarecrow glimpses of another side.

http://www.examiner.com/article/repeal-of-fairness-how-ronald-reagan-gave-us-fox-news-and-other-bias-sources

While the Left has its own echo chambers that strive to copy the lucrative Fox – captive audience – business model, there are no masters of propaganda better than the crew led by Roger Ailes.  Indeed, MSNBC teeters on bankruptcy because dedicated leftists are only a small minority of the Blue Constituency. The larger portion — moderate liberals — get bored by nuremberg rallies and wander off to find a variety of sources.  They are the ones who do not need an Fairness Doctrine.  They fell the itch on their own, to sample a range of perspectives.  

But the far-left and entire-right are dogma junkies. Those portions of the populace need to be exposed to occasional rebuttals to the hypno-lobotomizing propaganda swamps they stare at, endlessly nodding as hate and fear levels just keep rising.

A restored fairness doctrine… even demanding just one minute of rebuttal per hour… would utterly destroy their system.  Do you doubt I could do that minute, myself?  Give me one minute per hour on Fox… one minute per three hours… hell even one minute per week… and I would leave the Fox lie machine a smoldering ruin.

And that is why the masters of the right will fight to the death against any “fairness” on publicly owned airwaves.  The Ailes-heimers sickness they impose on millions would dissipate like a bad dream, and so would this phase of our re-ignited Civil War, setting us back on the path of non-demonizing, practical negotiation and vigorous, but reasonable argument. Until Barry Goldwater and William F. Buckley finally can stop spinning in their graves.

Oh, for those of you preaching the cynical line that “the parties are just the same, equally captured by Wall Street and equally corrupt,” dig this well.  Democrats have long supported the Fairness Rule… and Republicans (especially Ronald Reagan) sought to destroy it.  Nothing better shows that the matter now is not “left-vs-right” but honest/sane versus dishonest/insane.

 Go on, spin out the rationalizations! But deep inside you know. This deliberate lobotomization of American political discourse is nothing less than treason.___

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2014-12-14 18:37:24 (18 comments, 23 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Just in case you hadn't heard of "Google Cardboard" yet... the sudden gift sensation for owners of Android phones. A marketing ploy of stunning cleverness and simplicity that will introduce VR painlessly (except for people injured stumbling) to millions.

http://thenextdigit.com/15780/google-launches-cardboard-sdk-android-unity/

Just in case you hadn't heard of "Google Cardboard" yet... the sudden gift sensation for owners of Android phones. A marketing ploy of stunning cleverness and simplicity that will introduce VR painlessly (except for people injured stumbling) to millions.

http://thenextdigit.com/15780/google-launches-cardboard-sdk-android-unity/___

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2014-12-14 18:06:56 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy site leads you to a gorgeous video of time lapse photos showing the ground rotating with respect to the fixed sky. http://vimeo.com/114099764

Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy site leads you to a gorgeous video of time lapse photos showing the ground rotating with respect to the fixed sky. http://vimeo.com/114099764___

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2014-12-14 05:27:06 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

A fascinating 1 hour talk about an interesting topic!  In fact, pretty much THE topic....

http://new.livestream.com/perimeterinstitute/smith

A fascinating 1 hour talk about an interesting topic!  In fact, pretty much THE topic....

http://new.livestream.com/perimeterinstitute/smith___

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2014-12-14 02:26:01 (20 comments, 61 reshares, 155 +1s)Open 

Simulations of the entire nervous system of the c. elegans nematode’s 302 neurons took years… it’s complicated. But the mesh models are now good enough to upload into a LEGO robot and… it works! Well, partly.  "It is claimed that the robot behaved in ways that are similar to observed C. elegans. Stimulation of the nose stopped forward motion. Touching the anterior and posterior touch sensors made the robot move forward and back accordingly. Stimulating the food sensor made the robot move forward."  See the video. Remember this is not activity “programmed” in a classic sense. It “emerges” from the cellular rules of a natural organism.

http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-scientists-have-put-a-worm-s-brain-into-a-lego-robot-s-body-and-it-works

Simulations of the entire nervous system of the c. elegans nematode’s 302 neurons took years… it’s complicated. But the mesh models are now good enough to upload into a LEGO robot and… it works! Well, partly.  "It is claimed that the robot behaved in ways that are similar to observed C. elegans. Stimulation of the nose stopped forward motion. Touching the anterior and posterior touch sensors made the robot move forward and back accordingly. Stimulating the food sensor made the robot move forward."  See the video. Remember this is not activity “programmed” in a classic sense. It “emerges” from the cellular rules of a natural organism.

http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-scientists-have-put-a-worm-s-brain-into-a-lego-robot-s-body-and-it-works___

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2014-12-13 23:58:18 (106 comments, 17 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

Here’s an insightful view into American society and its drivers. As the author of the "Postman", the dystopian descriptions that we are surrounded with may have special resonance to me. As one member of the Arthur Clarke Center puts is: “Fear is a terrible human societal driver and is such a waste. I worry that Humanism as a movement is inadequate to deal with these primordial thoughts and that the anti-religious stance from some atheists will actually reinforce the concepts.”

But it is really much simpler than this author puts it.  We are taught that a politician's religious beliefs are immaterial.  Generally so!  But when those beliefs include daily prayer for the end of the world to come, according to a Book Of Revelations scenario of gruesome torture and death for the vast majority of Americans, followed by the permanent end of all democracy and the United States ofAmerica.... more »

Here’s an insightful view into American society and its drivers. As the author of the "Postman", the dystopian descriptions that we are surrounded with may have special resonance to me. As one member of the Arthur Clarke Center puts is: “Fear is a terrible human societal driver and is such a waste. I worry that Humanism as a movement is inadequate to deal with these primordial thoughts and that the anti-religious stance from some atheists will actually reinforce the concepts.”

But it is really much simpler than this author puts it.  We are taught that a politician's religious beliefs are immaterial.  Generally so!  But when those beliefs include daily prayer for the end of the world to come, according to a Book Of Revelations scenario of gruesome torture and death for the vast majority of Americans, followed by the permanent end of all democracy and the United States of America... at that point the politician's beliefs become VERY relevant, because we are being asked to hand over to her (or him) keys to the very means by which she can do most of those things, herself.

It is reasonable to start asking questions about such things.
http://www.salon.com/2014/12/10/why_millions_of_christian_evangelicals_oppose_obamacare_and_civil_rights_partner/___

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2014-12-13 19:13:01 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

My weekend posting is a science roundup of way-cool items.Ocean fertilization, rising solar efficiency, chimps make fire! Mice with human brain cells get twice as smart!  IQ pills... boy do we need em!  And more....

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/12/science-roundup-ocean-fertilization.html

My weekend posting is a science roundup of way-cool items.Ocean fertilization, rising solar efficiency, chimps make fire! Mice with human brain cells get twice as smart!  IQ pills... boy do we need em!  And more....

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/12/science-roundup-ocean-fertilization.html___

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2014-12-13 01:37:55 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Before I do my weekend blog posting, just a reminder of my midweek post - about great current and near and farther future Sci Fi cinema! Starting with 'Ascension' (for which I consulted) coming to your living room this Monday... then my thoughts on Christopher Nolan's epic "Interstellar."  Followed by news that his brother, Jonathan, will be doing a miniseries based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series!

Come by for news & insights.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/12/ascension-and-interstellar-is-boldness.html

Before I do my weekend blog posting, just a reminder of my midweek post - about great current and near and farther future Sci Fi cinema! Starting with 'Ascension' (for which I consulted) coming to your living room this Monday... then my thoughts on Christopher Nolan's epic "Interstellar."  Followed by news that his brother, Jonathan, will be doing a miniseries based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series!

Come by for news & insights.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/12/ascension-and-interstellar-is-boldness.html___

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2014-12-12 19:51:46 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

The Closer-Too-Truth television series explores the deepest questions, with some real amazing minds.  I was so flattered to have been included alongside such awesome figures as Francisco Ayala. I was quizzed on a dozen topics, which you can sample at the CTT web site. (See some of the other people interviewed for the show and watch them! You're probably fed up with me. ;-)

This particular posting was the segment about an old topic (for you and me).  Are we alone in the universe?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Closer-To-Truth/83050627530

The Closer-Too-Truth television series explores the deepest questions, with some real amazing minds.  I was so flattered to have been included alongside such awesome figures as Francisco Ayala. I was quizzed on a dozen topics, which you can sample at the CTT web site. (See some of the other people interviewed for the show and watch them! You're probably fed up with me. ;-)

This particular posting was the segment about an old topic (for you and me).  Are we alone in the universe?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Closer-To-Truth/83050627530___

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2014-12-11 19:20:27 (35 comments, 18 reshares, 119 +1s)Open 

An interesting ode to a very good film.  Too bad James Cameron's excellent "Aliens" was followed by the stunningly wretched betrayal Aliens III. But that was an era, lasting 25+ years, when every sci fi franchise followed the same pattern.  Movie number two in the series was spectacularly good... followed by a third work that reversed every moral point,  stabbing the viewer with a spew of illogic and noxious messages. It happened in Star Trek and Star Wars and Terminator and so on... but the betrayal in the Aliens series was the most deliberately dreadful, ever.  So much so that I am convinced the whole thing is what Ripley dreamt! While asleep on her way home to live a long and happy life. With Newt.

https://medium.com/message/why-james-camerons-aliens-is-the-best-movie-about-technology-4741e666e07a

An interesting ode to a very good film.  Too bad James Cameron's excellent "Aliens" was followed by the stunningly wretched betrayal Aliens III. But that was an era, lasting 25+ years, when every sci fi franchise followed the same pattern.  Movie number two in the series was spectacularly good... followed by a third work that reversed every moral point,  stabbing the viewer with a spew of illogic and noxious messages. It happened in Star Trek and Star Wars and Terminator and so on... but the betrayal in the Aliens series was the most deliberately dreadful, ever.  So much so that I am convinced the whole thing is what Ripley dreamt! While asleep on her way home to live a long and happy life. With Newt.

https://medium.com/message/why-james-camerons-aliens-is-the-best-movie-about-technology-4741e666e07a___

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2014-12-11 17:46:43 (9 comments, 9 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

A five minute teaser-glimpse into JJ Abrams's next project: "Eye of the Storm," reveals a steam-punk ambiance, stylish and interesting... though I am more interested in the implications of "animated storyboard" prototyping of cinema.  I've long predicted that small groups will be able to created fully competitive films. That day is nearing.  When it does, studios and producers will decline in importance.

Writing will be king.

A five minute teaser-glimpse into JJ Abrams's next project: "Eye of the Storm," reveals a steam-punk ambiance, stylish and interesting... though I am more interested in the implications of "animated storyboard" prototyping of cinema.  I've long predicted that small groups will be able to created fully competitive films. That day is nearing.  When it does, studios and producers will decline in importance.

Writing will be king.___

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2014-12-11 04:17:53 (63 comments, 18 reshares, 138 +1s)Open 

Last Friday, a group of scientists and advocates including Bill “The Science Guy” Nye, physicist Lawrence Krauss and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett, distributed a letter calling for reporters to stop using the term “skeptics” when referring to climate deniers.  The letter, sent by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, was written after a Nov. 10 New York Times article referred to Sen. James Inhofe as “a prominent skeptic of climate change.” The group argues that “denier” and “skeptic” have been conflated by the media, and do not mean the same thing.
http://www.salon.com/2014/12/10/bill_nye_lawrence_krauss_and_others_smack_down_media_dont_call_climate_deniers_skeptics/

A distinction that I made very clear several years ago, parsing the difference carefully, here.
http://www.davidbrin.com/climatechange3.html

It is possible to be climate Skeptic! Irritating gadflies like F... more »

Last Friday, a group of scientists and advocates including Bill “The Science Guy” Nye, physicist Lawrence Krauss and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett, distributed a letter calling for reporters to stop using the term “skeptics” when referring to climate deniers.  The letter, sent by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, was written after a Nov. 10 New York Times article referred to Sen. James Inhofe as “a prominent skeptic of climate change.” The group argues that “denier” and “skeptic” have been conflated by the media, and do not mean the same thing.
http://www.salon.com/2014/12/10/bill_nye_lawrence_krauss_and_others_smack_down_media_dont_call_climate_deniers_skeptics/

A distinction that I made very clear several years ago, parsing the difference carefully, here.
http://www.davidbrin.com/climatechange3.html

It is possible to be climate Skeptic!  Irritating gadflies like Freeman Dyson and especially Berkeley’s Richard Muller have for years poked at this or that aspect of the climate change consensus models, playing an important role by demanding validation of this or that aspect. It’s called the scientific method and scientists are among the most competitive humans our species ever produced.

Importantly, theses true skeptics have stated clearly what thresholds of proof might convince them, instead of perpetually moving the goal posts — which is what members of the denialist cult do, at the behest of Fox shills for coal barons and petro-sheiks. (Recently Muller announced his demands had been met; he is now convinced that human-generated climate change is real and a major threat to humanity.)

More importantly, true skeptics admit that when 97% of the experts in a field urge precautions and measures to prepare against a potentially devastating trend, that the baseline reaction of society should be to heed those experts and do at least moderate measures, just in case the experts turn out to be right after all.  Especially measures that will do good anyway, even if the experts prove wrong.

It is that trait — a willingness to negotiate pragmatically — that the few real climate “skeptics” display… and that is absolutely missing from the vast majority of science sabotaging, society-sabotaging denialist-cultists. Mostly arrogant males who watch a nuremberg rally of cable rants, and could not parse the Navier-Stokes equations or make a sophisticated gas-vapor cellular weather-climate model in twenty lifetimes.___

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2014-12-11 01:46:19 (16 comments, 5 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

In one of the most scary and depressing predictive novels of all time — THE COOL WAR, by Frederik Pohl — we see a highly credible and plausible way that the world could spiral down to hell.  Not amid a spasm of mushroom clouds and plagues, but through a tit-for-tat cycle of sabotage, with each adversary easily crippling some vulnerable element of the other’s complex and inter-related economy, resulting in a descent that is gradual, blamed on incompetence, spinning downward to shabbiness, poverty and loss of confidence.

Could it happen? Does cable news lie, in order to demolish belief in ourselves. Yes, on both counts.  Read about one example of a known incident where this kind of sabotage is verified.  Moreover it was done trivially and cost free, by a few state-sponsored agents and hackers. http://ww... more »

In one of the most scary and depressing predictive novels of all time — THE COOL WAR, by Frederik Pohl — we see a highly credible and plausible way that the world could spiral down to hell.  Not amid a spasm of mushroom clouds and plagues, but through a tit-for-tat cycle of sabotage, with each adversary easily crippling some vulnerable element of the other’s complex and inter-related economy, resulting in a descent that is gradual, blamed on incompetence, spinning downward to shabbiness, poverty and loss of confidence.

Could it happen? Does cable news lie, in order to demolish belief in ourselves. Yes, on both counts.  Read about one example of a known incident where this kind of sabotage is verified.  Moreover it was done trivially and cost free, by a few state-sponsored agents and hackers.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-10/mysterious-08-turkey-pipeline-blast-opened-new-cyberwar.html

Oh... for some contrasting OPTIMISM see my midweek posting about recent and new gloriously assertive sci fi cinema!  

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/12/ascension-and-interstellar-is-boldness.html___

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2014-12-10 20:30:30 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

My midweek posting is about great current and near and farther future Sci Fi cinema. Starting with 'Ascension' (for which I consulted) this coming Monday... then my thoughts on Christopher Nolan's epic "Interstellar."  Followed by news that his brother, Jonathan, will be doing a miniseries based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series!

Come by for news & insights!

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/12/ascension-and-interstellar-is-boldness.html

My midweek posting is about great current and near and farther future Sci Fi cinema. Starting with 'Ascension' (for which I consulted) this coming Monday... then my thoughts on Christopher Nolan's epic "Interstellar."  Followed by news that his brother, Jonathan, will be doing a miniseries based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series!

Come by for news & insights!

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/12/ascension-and-interstellar-is-boldness.html___

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2014-12-10 18:53:32 (9 comments, 7 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

What are the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World” - to hold up against the Pyramids and Great Lighthouse, of old?  Slate’s compilation ignores feat sof architecture in favor of unseen miracles that allow people more leverage and power in life… like the vast network of undersea fiber-optic cables that give us instant connection across the globe, and the air traffic control systems that have quietly allowed us to stack incoming and outgoing flights at busy airports, like boxes on a conveyor belt. Drinking water systems… you get the idea… the things we take for granted.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/the_back_end/2014/10/the_new_seven_wonders_defining_the_top_technological_marvels_of_the_contemporary.html#section-1

What are the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World” - to hold up against the Pyramids and Great Lighthouse, of old?  Slate’s compilation ignores feat sof architecture in favor of unseen miracles that allow people more leverage and power in life… like the vast network of undersea fiber-optic cables that give us instant connection across the globe, and the air traffic control systems that have quietly allowed us to stack incoming and outgoing flights at busy airports, like boxes on a conveyor belt. Drinking water systems… you get the idea… the things we take for granted.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/the_back_end/2014/10/the_new_seven_wonders_defining_the_top_technological_marvels_of_the_contemporary.html#section-1___

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2014-12-10 01:40:42 (7 comments, 21 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

What is happening?  Suddenly, there’s been a wave of … inspiration! As if in tempo with Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR, there have also been several short movies that aggressively confront and take down the cynical theme that’s dominated this dismal century (so far). The way so many of YOU have given in to the seductive propaganda of limitations and despair. These wondrous pieces fight back by offering us visions of wondrous possibility.

First… try on this spectacular ode to courage – and our outward spirit – is by Max Shishkin, using the Interstellar score as background, taking us on a tour of vivid SF cinema images of space.  http://vimeo.com/113142476

Even better is one off the best things I have ever watched, period. Invest four minutes! Scenes all taken (or extrapolated) from reality*, not sci fi!  This is what being human must be about... or else, whybother?
... more »

What is happening?  Suddenly, there’s been a wave of … inspiration! As if in tempo with Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR, there have also been several short movies that aggressively confront and take down the cynical theme that’s dominated this dismal century (so far). The way so many of YOU have given in to the seductive propaganda of limitations and despair. These wondrous pieces fight back by offering us visions of wondrous possibility.

First… try on this spectacular ode to courage – and our outward spirit – is by Max Shishkin, using the Interstellar score as background, taking us on a tour of vivid SF cinema images of space.  http://vimeo.com/113142476

Even better is one off the best things I have ever watched, period. Invest four minutes! Scenes all taken (or extrapolated) from reality*, not sci fi!  This is what being human must be about... or else, why bother?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/11/29/wanderers_video_of_our_future_in_space_exploration.html

(* Almost all of the places depicted here are real. Many of them extrapolated from photos taken already by our robot emissaries. “We” have already been to these wondrous spots. We are already titans!  On our way to unimaginable greatness. (Though I will keep trying to imagine.))

Coda: I’ve oft said that centuries tend to change direction dramatically, in their fourteenth year.  Could this be our sudden veer?  Backing away from the cliffs of cynical despair and getting back on trajectory toward confidence and daring and wonder?

Make it so.___

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2014-12-10 00:30:14 (88 comments, 7 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Have a look at an utter psychopath, one of our generation's titanic liars.  This screech is valuable in one way - showing just how far things have devolved in some quarters, to Orwellian levels of "always say the exact opposite" to truth. Not out of self-interest, but obsessive reflex.

http://thehill.com/opinion/dick-morris/226546-dick-morris-return-of-the-reagan-dem

Have a look at an utter psychopath, one of our generation's titanic liars.  This screech is valuable in one way - showing just how far things have devolved in some quarters, to Orwellian levels of "always say the exact opposite" to truth. Not out of self-interest, but obsessive reflex.

http://thehill.com/opinion/dick-morris/226546-dick-morris-return-of-the-reagan-dem___

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2014-12-09 23:20:33 (36 comments, 30 reshares, 138 +1s)Open 

In copenhagen, “truck drivers can see on smartphones when the next light will change. And in a nearby suburb, new LED streetlights brighten only as vehicles approach, dimming once they pass.
Aimed at saving money, cutting the use of fossil fuels and easing mobility, the installations are part of a growing wireless network of streetlamps and sensors that officials hope will help this city of roughly 1.2 million meet its ambitious goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025.”

It’s a worldwide trend.  Los Angeles has converted its street lighting to LED (And this is the year for you to start converting your homes!)  There are win-win solutions… no matter what the cynics say.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/business/energy-environment/copenhagen-lighting-the-way-to-greener-more-effecient-cities.html?ref=world&_r=1

In copenhagen, “truck drivers can see on smartphones when the next light will change. And in a nearby suburb, new LED streetlights brighten only as vehicles approach, dimming once they pass.
Aimed at saving money, cutting the use of fossil fuels and easing mobility, the installations are part of a growing wireless network of streetlamps and sensors that officials hope will help this city of roughly 1.2 million meet its ambitious goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral capital by 2025.”

It’s a worldwide trend.  Los Angeles has converted its street lighting to LED (And this is the year for you to start converting your homes!)  There are win-win solutions… no matter what the cynics say.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/business/energy-environment/copenhagen-lighting-the-way-to-greener-more-effecient-cities.html?ref=world&_r=1___

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2014-12-09 18:51:26 (58 comments, 10 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

The Atlantic used to be hostile to science fiction.  Then amazingly, turned friendly, a couple of years ago.  Now, even better, one ofr its writers laments (as do I) that SF is betraying its wondrous promise, asking: “When Science Fiction Stopped Caring About the Future.”

“Science fiction is everywhere in popular culture, and it seems like it's managed to be everywhere in the present by largely jettisoning the future.”

The Atlantic used to be hostile to science fiction.  Then amazingly, turned friendly, a couple of years ago.  Now, even better, one ofr its writers laments (as do I) that SF is betraying its wondrous promise, asking: “When Science Fiction Stopped Caring About the Future.”

“Science fiction is everywhere in popular culture, and it seems like it's managed to be everywhere in the present by largely jettisoning the future.”___

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2014-12-08 23:42:14 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.  When will OUTCOMES finally start to matter, in America’s civil war? Indeed, I will reiterate my simple challenge - in comments, below.

How about some optimism?  Just to be different?

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2025169097_apxeconomy.html

A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.  When will OUTCOMES finally start to matter, in America’s civil war? Indeed, I will reiterate my simple challenge - in comments, below.

How about some optimism?  Just to be different?

http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2025169097_apxeconomy.html___

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2014-12-08 04:54:35 (21 comments, 29 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

A startup with $143 million in funding aims to create “a sentient distributed artificial intelligence that sounds like a nice-guy version of Skynet from the cinema flick Terminator.”  One step beyond neural networks? I have my own opinions on what might bring AI of various kinds and threat/opportunity levels.

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1324874

A startup with $143 million in funding aims to create “a sentient distributed artificial intelligence that sounds like a nice-guy version of Skynet from the cinema flick Terminator.”  One step beyond neural networks? I have my own opinions on what might bring AI of various kinds and threat/opportunity levels.

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1324874___

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2014-12-08 00:46:55 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Margaret Atwood on Our Robotic Future - NYTimes.com  Actually, this one ain't half bad!  Articulate and not at all hostile to her geek roots, just thoughtful.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/04/opinion/margaret-atwood-on-our-robotic-future.html?ref=opinion

Margaret Atwood on Our Robotic Future - NYTimes.com  Actually, this one ain't half bad!  Articulate and not at all hostile to her geek roots, just thoughtful.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/04/opinion/margaret-atwood-on-our-robotic-future.html?ref=opinion___

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2014-12-07 22:37:53 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

A science love song!  Cool and sweet and tart.  Remember "She blinded me with Science?"

 The Science Love Song!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=pocNl2YhZdM&app=desktop

A science love song!  Cool and sweet and tart.  Remember "She blinded me with Science?"

 The Science Love Song!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=pocNl2YhZdM&app=desktop___

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2014-12-07 22:17:57 (94 comments, 38 reshares, 94 +1s)Open 

Time magazine gives capsules from “5 Very Smart People Who Think Artificial Intelligence Could Bring the Apocalypse…”  including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Nick Bostrom and my pal Vernor Vinge.  Alas,  this “capsule level” of discourse pretty much conveys the level of wisdom even very smart folks present, re this issue.

A much more in-depth exploration: “Enthusiasts and Skeptics Debate Artificial Intelligence” is to be found here, in Vanity Fair.

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2014/11/artificial-intelligence-singularity-theory

Time magazine gives capsules from “5 Very Smart People Who Think Artificial Intelligence Could Bring the Apocalypse…”  including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Nick Bostrom and my pal Vernor Vinge.  Alas,  this “capsule level” of discourse pretty much conveys the level of wisdom even very smart folks present, re this issue.

A much more in-depth exploration: “Enthusiasts and Skeptics Debate Artificial Intelligence” is to be found here, in Vanity Fair.

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2014/11/artificial-intelligence-singularity-theory___

2014-12-07 05:49:51 (42 comments, 22 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

Nixon's southern strategy flip is now complete. The Democratic party has no place in its old home, the Confederacy, which is now the seat of 2/3 of the Republican Party. Note the utter and dogmatic purity. Anyone who any longer denies that we are in a phase of re-ignited Civil War... deliberately sparked and fueled (as it was in 1861) by oligarch funded propaganda... is either a fool or part of the rebellion.

Blue America, source of all the wealth and creativity and every wholesome trend (and I include the islands across red states that have been gerrymandered into having no say in those states - our enlightened and enslaved brethren), need to wake up and deal with it. This is not the GOP or any other rationalization.  It is the Confederacy, risen to try yet again to destroy the dream.

Learn the Battle Hymn of the Republic, boys and girls.  The new words. If we lose, humanityw... more »

Nixon's southern strategy flip is now complete. The Democratic party has no place in its old home, the Confederacy, which is now the seat of 2/3 of the Republican Party. Note the utter and dogmatic purity. Anyone who any longer denies that we are in a phase of re-ignited Civil War... deliberately sparked and fueled (as it was in 1861) by oligarch funded propaganda... is either a fool or part of the rebellion.

Blue America, source of all the wealth and creativity and every wholesome trend (and I include the islands across red states that have been gerrymandered into having no say in those states - our enlightened and enslaved brethren), need to wake up and deal with it. This is not the GOP or any other rationalization.  It is the Confederacy, risen to try yet again to destroy the dream.

Learn the Battle Hymn of the Republic, boys and girls.  The new words. If we lose, humanity will not go to the stars.___

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2014-12-07 01:43:17 (10 comments, 23 reshares, 158 +1s)Open 

We're almost at Pluto!  You... yes you... are a member of a civilization that does stuff like this.  Do not put up with politicians, pundits and sci fi/fantasy writers who relentlessly assault our confidence in ourselves.  Criticism is useful.  But those who claim we can't do stuff?  Liars!

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-pluto-new-horizons-hibernation-nasa-20141205-story.html

We're almost at Pluto!  You... yes you... are a member of a civilization that does stuff like this.  Do not put up with politicians, pundits and sci fi/fantasy writers who relentlessly assault our confidence in ourselves.  Criticism is useful.  But those who claim we can't do stuff?  Liars!

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-pluto-new-horizons-hibernation-nasa-20141205-story.html___

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2014-12-06 22:43:44 (6 comments, 21 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

Researchers have developed a method for using ultrasound to generate an 3D haptic shape that can be added to 3D displays so that invisible images can be felt in mid-air. “In the future, people could feel holograms of objects that would not otherwise be touchable.” Kind of like Vernor Vinge portrays in RAINBOW’S END… but suddenly I recall the “holistank” used by my characters in “The Crystal Spheres!”  

Researchers have developed a method for using ultrasound to generate an 3D haptic shape that can be added to 3D displays so that invisible images can be felt in mid-air. “In the future, people could feel holograms of objects that would not otherwise be touchable.” Kind of like Vernor Vinge portrays in RAINBOW’S END… but suddenly I recall the “holistank” used by my characters in “The Crystal Spheres!”  ___

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2014-12-06 19:07:41 (8 comments, 14 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

Watch 3d Printer-bots build the lunar colony of 2050 -- ESA video. Actually, we seed funded much of this at NASA-NIAC!  In fact, while 3-D building may be a useful technique, astronauts staying for extended periods may use the cavities we’ve discovered, that appear to lead into underground ancient lava tubes.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/how-to/blog/watch-roving-3d-printers-build-moon-colony-17399740?click=pm_news

Watch 3d Printer-bots build the lunar colony of 2050 -- ESA video. Actually, we seed funded much of this at NASA-NIAC!  In fact, while 3-D building may be a useful technique, astronauts staying for extended periods may use the cavities we’ve discovered, that appear to lead into underground ancient lava tubes.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/how-to/blog/watch-roving-3d-printers-build-moon-colony-17399740?click=pm_news___

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2014-12-06 04:01:32 (25 comments, 7 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Again, my weekend posting asks: what does the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) imply about both civilization and human politics? What does our failure to find evidence of ETs - (the Fermi Paradox) - suggest about how individuals and societies  organize themselves?  This blog links you to a more extensive article I was commissioned to do for Cato Unbound.  Some big picture perspective! And challenges to the parochial politics of "now."

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/12/correlation-vs-causation.html

Again, my weekend posting asks: what does the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) imply about both civilization and human politics? What does our failure to find evidence of ETs - (the Fermi Paradox) - suggest about how individuals and societies  organize themselves?  This blog links you to a more extensive article I was commissioned to do for Cato Unbound.  Some big picture perspective! And challenges to the parochial politics of "now."

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/12/correlation-vs-causation.html___

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2014-12-06 01:36:07 (41 comments, 43 reshares, 166 +1s)Open 

“(Elon) Musk’s giant battery factory may soon become an existential threat to the 100-year-old utility business model. Beyonf electric cars, the facility will also churn out stationary battery packs that can be paired with rooftop solar panels to store power. … SolarCity Corp is already packaging solar panels and batteries to power California homes and companies including Wal-Mart. Tesla plans to allow owners to swap old battery packs for new, with the old ones then being ideal to place in solar powered homes, helping them to get off the grid.

“The mortal threat that ever cheaper on-site renewables pose” comes from systems that include storage, said Amory Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, a Snowmass, Colorado-based energy consultant. “That is an unregulated product you can buy at Home Depot that leaves the old business model with no place to hide.” And “InGermany, the ra... more »

“(Elon) Musk’s giant battery factory may soon become an existential threat to the 100-year-old utility business model. Beyonf electric cars, the facility will also churn out stationary battery packs that can be paired with rooftop solar panels to store power. … SolarCity Corp is already packaging solar panels and batteries to power California homes and companies including Wal-Mart. Tesla plans to allow owners to swap old battery packs for new, with the old ones then being ideal to place in solar powered homes, helping them to get off the grid.

“The mortal threat that ever cheaper on-site renewables pose” comes from systems that include storage, said Amory Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, a Snowmass, Colorado-based energy consultant. “That is an unregulated product you can buy at Home Depot that leaves the old business model with no place to hide.” And “In Germany, the rapid rise of tax-subsidized clean energy has undermined wholesale prices and decimated the profitability of coal and natural gas plants.”

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-12-05/musk-battery-works-fill-utilities-with-fear-and-promise

AH... yes,  I know some of you (dinosaurs) keep claiming nothing will change! Coal is forever! Fortunately, world changers like Elon are more important than cultish dinosaurs.___

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