Recently - June 5th 2020
This post is an experiment in an attempt to resume more standard ‘blogging’ activities. I don’t consume social media as I used to and I rarely provide updates on anything that pertains to my life in any practical sense on any platform, but given that we are in the middle of a pandemic (plague) I am beginning to become bored of existing purely in my mental bubble.
Years ago, when I was a teenager, I would blog nearly daily (sometimes.. hundreds…. of times a day) on my tumblr. This led me to some pretty cool things (a million subscribers...
June 05, 2020 Continue Reading
DNA Data Storage: A Solution for the Digital Dark Age?
The University of Washington (funded-and-in-partnership with Microsoft) have published a new paper on the capabilities of data storage and retrieval using synthetic DNA with a standard base of ATGC. (*this does not include the chances of using synthetic nucleotides such as X/Y or others, an entire topic to get into later).
In a simple proof-of-concept test, the team successfully encoded the word “hello” in snippets of fabricated DNA and converted it back to digital data using a fully automated end-to-end system, which is described in a new paper published March 21 in Nature Scientific Reports.
March 28, 2019 Continue Reading
The Simple Joy of "No Phones"
“Every time someone in a group of people deploys a screen, the whole group is affected. Each disengaged person in a crowd is like a little black hole, a dead zone for social energy, radiating a noticeable field of apathy towards the rest of the room and what’s happening there.” - The Simple Joy of “No Phones” by David Cain
The rate of smartphone addiction is far more prevalent, and destructive compared to the new WHO (World Health Organization) “Video Game Addiction Disorder”, as a person who was incredibly addicted to their devices to post over...
November 13, 2018 Continue Reading
15 Million U.S Households Are Food Insecure
According to the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, 12.3 percent of U.S. households, or 15.6 million households, were food insecure in 2016. Food insecure means that members of the household have a difficult time getting enough to eat at some point during the year because they lack resources. Usually, children are shielded from hunger, and adults will go without food so younger members can eat. But 3.1 million households still had children who experienced food insecurity, which was similar to pre-recession levels in 2007. (Jassica Lai)
This is inhumane, and a grave injustice of the government that...
February 02, 2018 Continue Reading
Higher Education and Progressive Ideologies
Evidence and research suggests that when more people are educated that there is a direct correlation to more liberal policies.
I recently read an article by Ryan Huber, on the subject that republicans are skeptical of higher education. While they did suggest some very good points, I wanted to divulge more into the educational argument that is the more prominent reason.
Research has shown time-and-time again that higher education tends to produce more left ideologies. But, the research not only shows that but you don’t even have to graduate — you just need to attend higher education and you are...
August 01, 2017 Continue Reading
Existence requires pain
Our entire existence has been fueled on the idea of surviving by any means possible.
We have lived in pain for the entirety of our existence as a species. Without pain we could not have survived, as we wouldn’t have learned how to adapt or improve our way of life from the cold, the heat, minimal water, excessive water, our digestion, or from our numerous predators. We would not have looked for new and better ways to live, and we would not be innovative to create new methods from the materials or tools surrounding us - We have survived where...
February 02, 2017 Continue Reading
I am tired of social analytics
For the last ten years of my life I have subjected myself to a numbers game that everyone is taking part in. This is one of the reasons why I left behind a million followers.
I love to write, but I have noticed a depressing result of publishing on existing platforms.
Every single platform, Medium, Tumblr, Wordpress, Facebook, and Twitter all have some form of analytical value that they append to writing. Likes, comments, reads, views, recommends, shares, and more are the epicenter of the content that is published.
A small subset of people create the content, but the...
January 28, 2017 Continue Reading
Why I am Leaving Behind Nearly One Million Followers
I wrote this when I was announcing why I was leaving behind most of my digital properties and no longer focusing on growing my social media accounts with a brief history describing my journey.
Warning: This is not as well written as my other material as I wrote this very hastily because this was an emotional topic.
You can find the article posted to the International Business Times here or continue reading below.
The reasons why I wanted to grow in social media are numerous, I haven’t quite figured out the precise reason why I started this...
January 01, 2017 Continue Reading
What is Transhumanism?
Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international and intellectual movement that aims to transform the human condition by developing and creating widely available sophisticated technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities.
They promote an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and evaluating the opportunities for enhancing the human life. Attention is given to both present technologies, like genetic engineering and information technology, and anticipated future ones, such as molecular nanotechnology and artificial intelligence.1
The enhancement options being discussed include radical extension of human health-span, eradication of disease, elimination of unnecessary suffering, and augmentation of human intellectual, physical,...
December 06, 2016 Continue Reading