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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 06:47:374134212CC G+
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 16:53:094557756117CC G+
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 06:25:0424520030CC G+
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 12:47:424927152105CC G+
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 17:15:22500151123CC G+
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 18:07:204536762108CC G+
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 18:59:534707758121CC G+
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 17:43:08235182052CC G+
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 04:25:4591103CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393013CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393012CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393204CC G+
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 16:53:09467705499CC G+
Ryan Johnson0#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SharedPublicCircles#Google+#buy_GooglePlus_followers#Google#GooglePlusTips#Engagers#EngagersCircle#Circles#SocialMedia#SharedCircleOfTheDay#PublicCircle#PublicSharedCircles#TeamElite#SnowballEffect#Marketing#SocialMediaMarketing2014-03-11 11:15:07501101213CC G+
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 02:04:4450110313CC G+
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 15:58:55501191527CC G+
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 20:06:14486518CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
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 06:41:2550015722CC G+
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 19:51:53249212CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
Jimmy James6,807Futurists#circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #hyperballmaster #hyperballcircle2014-01-08 18:02:321560214CC G+
Sam Sager3,743Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers CircleIt's been a very long time since I've shared this circle. It is long over due. This is a great group of writers to follow. They range from the very well known to the aspiring, but all are worth following. I learn something new and am very entertained by these people everyday.If you or someone you know is a science-fiction or fantasy writer and would like to be a part of this circle please let me know.2013-12-22 01:05:22308413CC G+
Tancredi Matranga8,830WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 13Have a Great Tuesday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 13th  #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circletuesday   #tuesdaycircle   #tuesdaycircleshare   #tuesdaycircleshare  2013-12-03 07:43:1749910450122CC G+
Kyle Pearce0A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317CC G+
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202CC G+
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness  2013-10-14 15:30:25243000CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:55414013CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:36414003CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103CC G+
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304682CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu14,872This is one of my last creations, a very special circle with very special persons, ranging from artists to scientists and other wonderful creatures, here on Google Plus. I am proud to present you this circle named The Greatness of Google Plus.If you add it to yours, your stream will come alive, so don't even think to avoid this operation :) #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle #saturdaysharedcircle #maximumsharing As a bonus for me this time, please don't forget to add +Maximum Circle Sharing to your circles anyway, because this is the page who will share your circles like an automaton :)2013-09-14 17:56:16386703967CC G+
Andrea Orselli2,146SHARE YOUR CIRCLES COMMUNITY CIRCLE 8.26.13Welcome to  this new circle which has members of the Share Your Circle Community.  This is a great place to Find and Add Circles#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-08-27 21:11:4545714415CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000CC G+
Alex Grossman56,667G+ Engagers CircleIt's been a while since I shared a circle, so here's a small circle of people I recommend following. They are great to engage with, full of energy and opinions and fun, with very little anger, disrespect, or poor manners. Hope you enjoy all of them as much as I do. They certainly make my time in G+ lots of fun. :)2013-08-22 03:31:187510711CC G+
Jimmy James5,458Entrepreneurs 2nd Edition #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-12 16:10:51127015CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018412CC G+
Fraser Cain798,034Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.2013-07-16 18:35:56415235986CC G+
Mz Maau10,204I rarely share circles, and I regret to inform, this is not the promised #CircleDirk , rather, it's a circle I've been semi-maintaining since last spring, when it was created for +Pierce Arner to jump-start his Plus experience.Today, I'm resharing the current version on behalf of +Søren Dalsgaard Brath, who, like Pierce, is looking for new content for his stream.I figure he and I probably have a chunk of overlap, so I've added a few extras he might not yet know about.Some notes about the curation of this circle:I've tried to set aside those who have not posted recently, and I've tried to only include those who post publicly, or to extended circles.  I may have missed a few, and if you're in this circle and would like to be permanently removed, please let me know.This is not the final version, as I'm not sure such a thing is possible.This circle DOES come with a warning:You will, most likely, NOT enjoy everyone in this circle.  I, like many, have eclectic tastes, and I'm still a bit gun-shy after seeing some of the explosions from last year's crossing of the streams, so PLEASE, edit this circle to your liking with that in mind.If I ping you, you're in the circle.  There is no expectation or requirement to add this circle, it's merely a courtesy ping.  Again, if you would like to be removed from any future circle shares, please let me know.And yes, I promise, I'm still working on the #CircleDirk .Also note:  This is NOT an indication of who I like best, though some are included in this circle.  It is simply meant to be a sample of the diversity I follow.#PinkAndFluffyPersonsOfQuestionableRepute2013-06-22 16:38:09164143576CC G+


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2014-04-19 03:48:19 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)


It's time.  The primaries are approaching and you and all your friends have a chance to vote in the 2014 elections that matter… the ones in the spring, not the fall!  Tell everyone you know to use this one little trick and we all, as individuals, can help defeat gerrymandering and de-radicalize American politics.  YOU can help do it.  By getting all your friends to re-register using this one little trick… though it may require that you hold your nose…

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/20/a_modest_proposal_to_neutralize_gerrymandering/

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2014-04-18 22:46:48 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)

My latest posting scans the horizon of new science fiction films and television!  I also look at some unconventional media... and steer you lucky DC area folks to the huge sci fi related event being thrown by the Smithsonian, May 16-17… featuring Brian Green, Patrick Stewart and many others… including yours truly.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/04/science-fiction-media-and-films-some.html

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2014-04-18 22:21:59 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)

Great news.  The SpaceX Drago capsule appears to be well on its way to the ISS.
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_25594940/spacex-making-easter-delivery-station-supplies

ALSO:  Eep.  We sure have taken over the (macro) planet.  Though bacteria still rule all.

 https://xkcd.com/1338/

2014-04-18 19:28:18 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

The 2013-14 State of the Future has just come out. It is a compelling overview of humanity’s situation, potentials for the future, and what we should do today in clear, precise, language with unparalleled breadth and depth..
Backround at:  http://www.themp.org

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2014-04-18 04:23:31 (19 comments, 32 reshares, 94 +1s)

Vernor Vinge foresaw this: newly patented technology could potentially allow Google to shrink Google Glass eyewear to the size of a single contact lens. Rather than be controlled by voice, those wearing the contacts would command their device through “a sophisticated system” of “unique blinking patterns.”  I prefer the interface methods I discuss in EXISTENCE.  Blink signaling is going to be very very dorky.  

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/google-may-be-developing-contact-lenses-that-contain-82730529423.html

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2014-04-18 01:44:42 (45 comments, 38 reshares, 112 +1s)

Surprise surprise. The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded.

After sifting through nearly 1,800 US policies enacted in that period and comparing them to the expressed preferences of average Americans (50th percentile of income), affluent Americans (90th percentile) and large special interests groups, researchers concluded that the United States is dominated by its economic elite.

So far, is anyone surprised?  Yawn.  Only then one asks the next question… why is half of the voting public just fine with this?  Why do they let oligarch-controlled think tanks and oligarch-run mass media tell them to rage against every OTHER elite  -- science, teaching, journalism, medicine… etc. -- that might stand upto olig... more »

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2014-04-17 22:48:27 (15 comments, 36 reshares, 82 +1s)

Since 2001, 26 atomic-bomb-scale explosions have occurred in remote locations around the world, far from populated areas. This Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, three former NASA astronauts will present new evidence that our planet has experienced many more large-scale asteroid impacts over the past decade than previously thought… three to ten times more, This, according to a new visualization of data from a nuclear weapons warning network

I wrote about this in EARTH (1980).  Defense folks have long worried about such things triggering a war.
 http://www.universetoday.com/111278/astronauts-to-reveal-sobering-data-on-asteroid-impacts/#ixzz2z6FqEBt5

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2014-04-17 19:54:59 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 42 +1s)

NASA's Kepler mission has found a planet roughly the same size as Earth, orbiting the "Goldilocks" or potentially habitable zone near an M-class (small-red) sun, about 500 light years from our system.   I'll be very interested to see if calculations show it likely to be tidal-locked.  In any event, we have a good target for the next generation of planet-studying telescopes.
http://www.newsweek.com/scientists-find-earth-sized-distant-planet-could-support-water-246661

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2014-04-17 17:01:56 (13 comments, 7 reshares, 30 +1s)

What the hey? For decades the Atlantic and Harpers would alternate laying down horrific attacks on SF. Did we slip universes?  See: "The Underrated, Universal Appeal of Science Fiction,
Why do so many readers still look down on the genre of Orwell and Atwood?"  by Chris Beckett

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/04/the-underrated-universal-appeal-of-science-fiction/360627/

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2014-04-17 04:23:28 (19 comments, 24 reshares, 65 +1s)


A Google Glass App overlays the streetscene with warnings (in red) of where cameras may be pointing.  Close appraisal suggests they may over-promise.  But the implications are interesting.

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3029147/chilling-app-reveals-security-cameras-all-around-you

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2014-04-17 00:16:47 (12 comments, 21 reshares, 50 +1s)

The assumption that Adam Smith accepted gross inequality as the necessary trade-off for a more prosperous economy is wrong, writes Deborah Boucoyannis. "In reality, Smith’s system precluded steep inequalities not out of a normative concern with equality but by virtue of the design that aimed to maximise the wealth of nations. Much like many progressive critics of current inequality, Smith targets rentier practices by the rich and powerful as distorting economic outcomes."

In other words, Adam Smith would not have at al;l been surprised at the utter and pure and always failure of 'supply side "economics",' which has never once stimulated economic prosperity or activity, but always stokes asset bubbles, rent-seeking and non-productive inequality.

 http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/archives/39622

The fact is that Smith -- the"... more »

2014-04-16 23:14:27 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Alas, it looks as if I was far, far too hopeful for the new flick "Transcendence."  I had hoped that - coming from Christopher Nolan's house and under his influence - director Wally Pfister would give us a clarion call to be wary, but also hopeful about a better world.  I still nurse a fantasy that may be the case, but this review in Variety suggests that all such aspirations may be forlorn. Alack.  

http://variety.com/2014/film/reviews/film-review-transcendence-1201156786/

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2014-04-16 19:04:50 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

My latest posting goes back to the NSA imbroglio, appraising what it might take to restore some public trust and accountability while allowing the Professional Protector Caste to do their jobs. I describe several measures left out of the report of the Presidential Commission including that of IGUS, the Inspector General of the United States.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-regain-trust-in-nsa-era-igus_16.html

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2014-04-16 03:18:48 (82 comments, 5 reshares, 31 +1s)

Can a machine tell whether you are liberal or conservative?  There have been a lot of articles lately, revealing the light that science has shed upon the way personality and even brain  architecture correlates with your politics.  This piece is very informative: "We know that liberals and conservatives are really deeply different on a variety of things… It runs from their tastes, to their cognitive patterns—how they think about things, what they pay attention to—to their physical reactions. We can measure their sympathetic nervous systems, which is the fight-or-flight system. And liberals and conservatives tend to respond very differently."
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/04/inquiring-minds-john-hibbing-physiology-ideology

These results span a wide variety of technologies from brain scans to chemistry. Especially interesting (to me) is how eye-trackingtechnolo... more »

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2014-04-15 19:07:00 (25 comments, 17 reshares, 55 +1s)

I had been waiting and hoping for a person like this to arrive.  A smart and scientific conservative with deep, heartland values, who can communicate with Red Americans that their Christianity and conservatism do not have to automatically align with anti-science stupidity.   I figure millions are ready for the message -- that you can pick and choose, and maybe escape the simplistic narrative being crammed down their throats by hate-media.  That was the hope! An lo -- here is Dr. Katharine Hayhoe…

…an evangelical Christian, married to a pastor, living in conservative West Texas, and widely regarded as a top-notch climate scientist, actively engaged in weaning heartland folks off of anti-science dogmatism.  

Liberals, too, should study this person and shuck their own preconceptions.

http:/... more »

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2014-04-15 17:31:14 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 28 +1s)

If all goes well today with the SpaceX ISS resupply launch, the company will also test it's system to hover-return the Falcon 9's first stage… this time just for a gentler sea landing-recovery.  Still, an incredibly ambitious undertaking that could help lead to an end of littering the ocean bottoms with valuable and potentially re-usable rockets.

http://news.yahoo.com/spacex-attempt-daring-reusable-rocket-test-during-dragon-131956274.html

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2014-04-15 17:09:47 (13 comments, 15 reshares, 40 +1s)

Kind of creepy… and yet the direction the world is heading: "A restaurant with three Michelin stars is now trying to up its customer service game by Googling its customers before they arrive. One maitre d' performs Internet recon on every guest in the interest of customizing their experiences." Interesting article. And welcome to the future.  

http://arstechnica.com/staff/2014/04/when-the-restaurant-you-googled-googles-you-back/
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2014-04-15 04:42:21 (31 comments, 30 reshares, 72 +1s)

You finance and investment mavens out there, here's a major puzzler.  Goldman-Sachs is abandoning HFT (high frequency trading).  It is also dropping the NYSE and its profitable "dark pool" trading operation.  Clearly they know something you and I don't know! (Duh?)

Read up.  Any theories?
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-08/triple-whammy-shocker-goldman-shutting-down-sigma-x

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2014-04-15 00:06:34 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 78 +1s)

Here I am with wife Cheryl Brigham Brin and son Terren Brin touring SpaceX last Friday.  Avionics chief Brandon Pearce kindly showed us around the mammoth facility.  My previous visit, when Elon himself gave me a tour, the place seemed enormous and they were making one dragon capsules and one Falcon rocket at a time.  Now they are processing six at once(!) and the place looks cramped.  These are bona fide American geniuses.  They are simply doing it. The way things ought to be done.

Here's hoping the next Falcon goes well, this week!

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2014-04-14 21:55:33 (15 comments, 3 reshares, 27 +1s)

Today the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its latest Obamacare report card (pdf), and for supporters of the law, the news is good: CBO now projects that over 10 years the law will cover more people—25 million, up from 24 million—and cost a lot less—$104 billion less—than it had previously forecast.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-14/more-good-news-on-obamacare-just-when-democrats-need-it

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2014-04-14 19:46:36 (40 comments, 4 reshares, 20 +1s)

The US Navy is showing off, this week, announcing the deployment on-ship of a close-defense laser system and the imminent shipboard testing of a railgun system.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/10/tech/innovation/navy-new-technology/

You might recall the dramatically exaggerated depiction of a railgun in one of the Transformers flicks.  Railguns use electromagnetic energy known as the Lorenz Force to launch a projectile between two conductive rails. The high-power electric pulse generates a magnetic field to fire the projectile with very little recoil.  Many sci fi tales have portrayed rail guns used either in space combat or as great big electromagnetic launch systems, hurling cargoes from the Moon or even from Earth.  The development of smaller scale guns for the military was an intermediate step, necessary in several ways.

Combine all this with the Navy's new Zumwaltcl... more »

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2014-04-14 18:23:39 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Latino Science Fiction Explored!  This event at the University of California, Riverside -- “A Day of Latino Science Fiction” – Wednesday, April 30, beginning at 10am, sponsored by UCR Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Program. The free event will be held in the Interdisciplinary Symposium Room (INTS 1113) and is open to the public.  

Terrific!  Nations and peoples do well in direct proportion to the vigor of their science fiction! There is terrific Latino science fiction (rent the recent flick SLEEP DEALER),  Look up this fine event.
http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/21579

2014-04-14 00:36:00 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)

Yep, you heard it right! Neal Stephenson will be joining the #FiRe2014 tech-futures conference for a great discussion with David Brin on the future trends beyond the horizon.

https://www.facebook.com/StrategicNewsService/posts/138110556359724

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2014-04-13 22:40:20 (55 comments, 9 reshares, 36 +1s)

Can we drive our own evolution? Specific examples of human cultural adaptations driving gene changes include lactose tolerance among peoples who raised milking cows and sickle-cell disease as a response to malaria.  Not mentioned in this interesting article, but described in Christopher Wills's fascinating Children of Prometheus, is the way advanced clothing and shelter methods enabled humans to colonize the Tibetan Plateau, necessitating major changes in blood chemistry that give Tibetans their vaunted tolerance of the thin air at high altitudes.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140410-can-we-drive-our-own-evolution

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2014-04-13 19:26:00 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

My Sunday posting deals with the stuff that makes the world go around. Money and how it flows.  It starts a bit off-angle, by discussing whether the petro-princes who rule Saudi Arabia might at last be willing to use their vast wealth to make the Sunni regains of the Middle East more secure and prosperous, specifically by investing in peace… then I go on to discuss a familiar topic…

…the flow of secret wealth funds, which a recent paper reveals to be so huge that most of the debt crisis in America and Europe would vanish, almost overnight, if all the money involved made it back into the transparent world of honest capitalism.  

In a recent novel or two, I portrayed where this might head -- either to a world radicalization leading to real war and revolution… or else to reform that would benefit us all. Except the world's most outrageous cheaters.
http://... more »

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2014-04-13 17:56:01 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

THE FUTURE IS HERE Science meets Science Fiction Imagination, Inspiration and Invention will be a lavish/spectacular event MAY 16-18, 2014 in Washington DC, presented by the Smithsonian Magazine in collaboration with the UC San Diego  Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, Nerd Nite, Smithsonian Grand Challenges Consortia, and the Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/future-here-2014-180949696/?no-ist

 Presenters include: PATRICK STEWART, DAVID BRIN, KIM STANLEY ROBINSON, BRIAN GREENE,   ADAM STELTZNER, GEORGE TAKEI,  STEWART BRAND, SARA SEAGER, and   THE MYTHBUSTERS   

TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!  
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/innovation/future-here-2014 =

Culminating the first day, the mighty string theorist and science popularizer/author Brian Greene willinterview... more »

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2014-04-11 04:35:00 (5 comments, 16 reshares, 53 +1s)

Yuri's Night is April 12.  Come on.  It's when we first stood up and (briefly-tentatively) left the Earth. Celebrate.

http://yurisnight.net/#/home

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2014-04-11 03:30:36 (58 comments, 18 reshares, 51 +1s)

Teacher removed for 'dangerous' science projects; supporters rally -- this is where we see the loony left and loony right joining forces in their campaign to bring on the Endarkenment.  And don't you lefties DARE to use as an excuse the fact that the right is crazier!  That may be true (it wasn't, fifty years ago) but it is no excuse.


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-teacher-suspended-20140409,0,1851167.story

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2014-04-11 01:38:33 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)

Stephen Colbert has the most original comedic person since Groucho Marx, more perfected in its consistency and sure-footedness than any other schtick in 40 years, certainly since Sid Caesar.  Hence it is with no small trepidation that I learn that Stephen (I can say this as a "friend of the show" who was filmed by his crew for sever hours resulting in zero air time) has been tapped to replace David Letterman.  Sure, it is a challenge that cannot be refused!  

On the other hand… HOW can this perfected comedic presence be transported into a far different and less-easily controlled format? "Colbert is expected to shed his ultra-conservative Colbert Report character for Late Show, which leads to perhaps the biggest question mark surrounding his hiring. Though he’s been going through the broad motions of being a late-night host since 2005, he hasn’t been “himself” on theair — so wha... more »

2014-04-11 00:56:13 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

You Canadians… and/or any of you interested in learning how (horribly) the War on Science has been spread-infected northward… you might want to listen to the first third of today's edition of The Current on CBC Radio.

Http://cbc.ca/current/

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2014-04-11 00:34:46 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 6 +1s)

Issues in Science and Technology --  a respected quarterly journal that explores the intersections of science, technology, society, and policy -- announces a science fiction contest!  Winners will receive $1500. Throughout 2015, starting with the Winter volume, IST will publish one SF story per issue, on topics of broad societal interest. Published stories may be accompanied by a brief commentary or response written by a member of the National Academies.  Co-sponsored by Arizona State University.

http://www.issues.org/contest.html

2014-04-10 05:02:40 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

It's worth subscribing to this video blog on the Economist magazine - pertinent video following up some news items we've raised here.  

http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/04/babbage-april-2nd-2014

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2014-04-09 19:30:52 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 23 +1s)

My new posting reveals why it is a mistake to pillory the "one percent" which includes doctors and dentists and small business owners.  This simplistic thumbnail is a trap!  Indeed, the problem of oligarchy is confined to a far smaller segment…. also I discuss an important podcast and book about the first phase of our (re-ignited) American Civil War… and much more!

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/04/its-not-one-percent.html

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2014-04-09 07:12:31 (24 comments, 10 reshares, 60 +1s)

One aspect of the insane War on Science has been the ironic attempts to enlist scientifically respectable voices to support loony "rebel" beliefs.  Now we hear that eminences like Laurence Krauss, Michio Kaku and Star Trek actress Kate Mulgrew have been either tricked or deceptively clipped in order to appear in a "film" promoting Geocentrism… the notion that the universe revolves around the Earth.

Say what? Does anyone actually think that, let alone spend big money and cheat and steal FaceTime from genuine sages to promote it? This article probes into the matter a bit.  But I'm sure the surface has only been scratched.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/08/300609595/why-physicists-are-in-a-film-promoting-an-earth-centered-universe

This lobotomization brought to you by… well, guess who?

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2014-04-08 20:23:58 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 17 +1s)

Joel Mokyr is a professor of economics and history at Northwestern University and author, most recently, of The Enlightened Economy: Britain and the Industrial Revolution. I cite him in my article "Singularities and Nightmares," as having been active in scholarly work refuting the "end of progress" meme that has been spread by cynics like fellow Northwestern professor Robert J. Gordon and by Journalist John Horgan. http://www.davidbrin.com/singularity.html

In The End of Science, (1996), Horgan declared that “the modern era of rapid scientific and technological progress appears to be not a permanent feature of reality, but an aberration, a fluke. . . . Science is unlikely to make any significant additions to the knowledge it has already generated. There will be no revelations in the future comparable to those bestowed upon us by Darwin or Einstein or Watson and Crick.”M... more »

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2014-04-08 18:42:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Tonight is Mars Opposition… when Earth and the Red Planet pass closest to each other, offering a good look to those of you who can talk your astronomy-nut pal into hauling out the Big Scope (or check your local planetarium).

While we're at it, you might like my commemorative story (about a very unusual invasion) called…  "Mars Opposition."

http://www.davidbrin.com/shortstories.html

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2014-04-08 01:12:04 (75 comments, 44 reshares, 111 +1s)

Only one out of six Americans can find Ukraine on a map. Even worse: the farther their guesses were from Ukraine’s actual location, the more they wanted the U.S.  to intervene with military force.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/07/the-less-americans-know-about-ukraines-location-the-more-they-want-u-s-to-intervene/

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2014-04-07 19:32:31 (27 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

How much quicker would we have found the fading pings from MH 370's black boxes, if sea planes or flying boats were still prominent in the world?  Planes had to buzz over the potential debris fields, but for a closer look, or to lower soon-sensors, had to wait till ships with special equipment could arrive.  (Yes, there are military sonobuoys. I'd wager some have already been dropped in secret.)

Most of the time with a "sea plane" they land in a protected harbor, river, or inland waterway. Open ocean landings are quite hazardous, mostly done to rescue personnel, sometimes the sea plane crew then requires rescue. The Japanese may be employing the ShinMaywa US-2 flying boat on this operation, a model also used by India, but lacking the range to be much use in far-distant operations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShinMaywa_US-2

There is a new Chinese sea-plane, approvedf... more »

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2014-04-06 22:53:46 (25 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)

At last! The American left has its Fox!  

Quoth Sean Prophet: "If you think the Ukraine revolution was US orchestrated and that western financiers hand-picked the new Prime Minister Yatsenyuk to financially loot that country, that the US government is using a Twitter clone to overthrow the Cuban government, and that the US is currently plotting a coup in Venezuela, you probably watch Democracy Now--the Fox News of the hard left. While there may be grains of truth to all those allegations, the overriding presumption of the hard left narrative is that American empire and global capitalism are somehow more corrupt and dangerous than Soviet/Russian/Cuban/Venezuelan kleptocracy. Which is nonsense."

http://www.democracynow.org

Folks who equate MSNBC with Fox miss every fact.  Yes MSNBC has tried hard to imitate the very successful Fox business plan: cater to fiftym... more »

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2014-04-06 02:56:05 (2 comments, 26 reshares, 46 +1s)

Just plain musical fun… Salut Salon "Wettstreit zu viert"

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2014-04-05 21:42:16 (37 comments, 5 reshares, 24 +1s)

In my latest posting, we get to weighing some very good and rather surprising news… and some bad mixed in, suggesting that snarking cynics truly are useless folks. Saving-the-world is happening despite them.  ALSO group-sourced prediction contests that outperform the CIA? AND what gives with China?  Are there bubbles preparing to pop?

Come on by…

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/04/probing-future-very-good-news-and-some.html

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2014-04-05 03:42:42 (28 comments, 3 reshares, 41 +1s)

The methane revolution may lead to US energy independence even before solar and wind fully kick in.  With less of our money going to coal barons and petro sheiks, we can hope for a better economy and less meddling in our politics.  Lower energy prices will create jobs and also undermine Russian Revanchism. But if there were ever a "revolution" that merits close watchfulness and regulation, this is it. Fracking is a process that should be closely supervised and shut down when and where it threatens water supplies. And the methane drawn from the ground should all be used, never let into the air, where it is a greenhouse gas more powerful than CO2. Here's an article describing recent moves in these directions -- which should accelerate.

Those who demonize methane are as silly as the dopes who rant against regulation -- because they have been told to rant by shills working for… coalbar... more »

2014-04-05 02:30:48 (61 comments, 4 reshares, 51 +1s)

Yipe this trailer for Scarlet Johansson's coming film LUCY is amazing.  How interesting that the human enhancement theme is on a roll.  This one makes it a dive into psychic stuff, but I am willing to be entertained. Still, I enjoyed the intelligent film LIMITLESS (2011) as one of the few SF films "for grownups" ever made.
http://ht.ly/2FhU2e

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2014-04-04 19:02:52 (17 comments, 15 reshares, 44 +1s)

Anthropologist Cameron Smith suggests that any interstellar colony starship would have to carry a minimum of 10,000 people to secure success on a genetic basis… assuming no further replenishment of breeding stock from Earth.  This conflicts with U.Florida's John Moore who, in 2002, figured only 150 people might bring enough diversity for a viable gene pool.  One wonders how much this is altered if you can bring frozen sperm, ova and even embryos.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/space/deep/how-many-people-does-it-take-to-colonize-another-star-system-16654747?click=pp

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2014-04-04 17:17:57 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)

Vint Cerf's recent hangout interview (TWiT Hangouts) was spectacular and wise. Classic Vint … sagacious and well-worth watching/listening.  (And all right, I enjoyed late in the podcast when he gave me and my novel Kiln People a shout-out.)

 Hangout with Vint Cerf

Meanwhile the same novel is highlighted in a very interesting essay by Dean Burnett in the Guardian, about Mind-Swapping… whether or not this familiar sci fi and movie trope might ever actually come true.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2014/apr/02/body-swapping-the-science-behind-the-switch

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2014-04-04 00:53:56 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)

My new posting is about the latest hot book and topic that's all over the airwaves and Net: "FLASH BOYS versus SKYNET – How Wall Street may be even more dangerous than Michael Lewis thinks."  Many of you first heard about High Frequency Trading (HFT) and its dangers here. Lewis's tale ends with his description of an incredible coup by some brilliant and daring young innovators that may enable markets to self-correct some of the problems with only a little helpful legislation!

That's the good news.  Come on over. I'll tell you the bad and mixed news.

http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/04/flash-boys-versus-skynet-how-wall.html

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2014-04-03 19:47:37 (8 comments, 9 reshares, 23 +1s)

A STEP TOWARD THAT PREDICTIONS REGISTRY?  The Good Judgment Project is a four-year research study organized as part of a government-sponsored forecasting tournament. Thousands of people around the world predict global events. Their collective forecasts are surprisingly accurate. For the past three years, 3,000 average people have been quietly making probability estimates about everything from Venezuelan gas subsidies to North Korean politics as part of , an experiment put together by three well-known psychologists and some people inside the intelligence community.  According to one report, the predictions made by the Good Judgment Project are often better even than intelligence analysts with access to classified information.

http://www.goodjudgmentproject.com/
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/04/02/297839429/-so-you-think-youre-smarter-than-a-cia-agent

This is, of course,o... more »

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2014-04-03 18:47:32 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 20 +1s)

A number of Internet mavens over the years, including Jaron Lanier, have prophecied that citizens will - at some point - demand to benefit from the commercial use that major entities and corps are deriving from information about hundreds of millions of people.  Our data is being swapped about and - as author of The Transparent Society - I don't find open info flows to be the problematic thing.  It is the cutting out of us litle guys from any participation in the value chain deriving from our data.  Indeed, the way our data is shuttled and sold invisible to us!

Now comes the Hub of All Things (HAT) project. The HAT is building a database which will be owned by individuals who produce data in the first place. That includes social media data, energy use data and internet of things data from our homes, such as the goods you use or the medicines you take.  Kind of vague, so far.  Indeed, I amdoub... more »

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2014-04-03 03:56:36 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)

"The Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas provides an initial road-map of the brain, at the level of interstate highways and the major cities that they link," David Anderson of Caltech. It isn't as precise as the perfect synapse map of the nematode c. elegans that was revealed last year.  But C. elegans has just 302 neurons and mice have 75 million!  This is definitely an advance.

http://www.hngn.com/articles/27953/20140402/mammalian-brain-road-map-wiring-diagram-like-this-only-ever-created-of-worms-noggin-videos.htm

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2014-04-03 00:08:58 (6 comments, 22 reshares, 54 +1s)

Talks at Google has uploaded David Brin, "Existence" | - a one hour talk about pretty much everything (!) that I gave at Google HQ last winter

David Brin, "Existence" | Talks at Google

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