Faux Artificial Intelligence

March 30, 2007

Occasionally I have written about how people are developing new ways to tap the power of the Web. For example, … Continued

Cyber Security Not Just About Hardening Systems

March 29, 2007

When non-technical people think about cyber security, they think about anti-virus software, firewalls, anti-spyware, and so forth. It is, of … Continued

Something Wiki This Way Comes

March 28, 2007

BusinessWeek Online recently published a special issue on wikis in the workplace ["CEO Guide to Technology"] It offers a simple … Continued

Groupthink: Good or Bad?

March 27, 2007

Most creativity gurus harangue about the dangers of "groupthink." They go to great lengths to develop and teach techniques that … Continued

Managing Watch Lists

March 26, 2007

Anyone who travels probably has a nagging fear (even if it resides in the back of their mind) that their … Continued

India’s Future

March 23, 2007

In recent years, China and India are often mentioned together when discussing the future. They contain the world’s two largest … Continued

U.S. Banks Having Trouble with Basel 2

March 22, 2007

One the international standards that was aimed at improving the banking industry was hammered out in Basel, Switzerland, three years … Continued

Africa and Science

March 21, 2007

In a six paragraph article on African development, The Economist makes sweeping conclusions along the lines of Jared Diamond’s Guns, … Continued

The Cult of Innovation

March 20, 2007

I have written a number of posts about innovation — real innovation. Dan Saffer, writing for BusinessWeek, reminds us that … Continued

Far-out Ideas for Saving the World

March 19, 2007

March madness generally applies to the NCAA basketball tournament, but last week Associated Press writer Seth Borenstein made me wonder … Continued

The Watt-com Era

March 16, 2007

I recently posted a blog about the surge of coal-fired power plants being constructed in the U.S. (Coal Rush in … Continued

Web 3.0 Still Advancing — Even if People Don’t Know What to Call It

March 15, 2007

At a recent conference in Austin, Texas (the South by Southwest Interactive Festival), the future of the Web was a … Continued

Coal Rush in U.S. as Europe Gets Greener

March 14, 2007

In a recent post, I noted that China’s premier Wen Jiabao admitted that China was having difficulty meeting its modest … Continued

Quantum Computing — Not Coming Soon to a Store Near You

March 13, 2007

Quantum computing is the holy grail for performing massive number crunching. A Canadian firm, D-Wave Systems, has unveiled what The … Continued

Boron Fusion

March 12, 2007

Recently I posted a blog about futurist Stewart Brand’s belief that environmentalists would come to embrace nuclear power over the … Continued

Wen Jiabao Weighs In

March 9, 2007

China’s Premier to the National People’s Congress, Wen Jiabao, recently delivered the equivalent of a state-of-the-union address. With China consuming … Continued

A Wiki-Patent Process

March 8, 2007

I recently posted comments about the importance of patents and noted there have been criticisms of the patent system, including … Continued

Global Warming and Resilience

March 7, 2007

As most people are aware, an international group of climate scientists released a report last month that (for most people) … Continued

The Importance of Patents

March 6, 2007

Patents have been in the news a lot lately. Microsoft, for example, just lost a big patent law case in … Continued

Natural or Manmade Environmentalism?

March 5, 2007

When Stewart Brand speaks, people listen. "Who is Stewart Brand?" you ask. He is a visionary, a futurist, a scientist, … Continued

Dating Game for Innovation

March 2, 2007

Great ideas don’t become innovations unless they make it to market. That normally entails finding a match between an idea … Continued

Carter’s War on Worms

March 1, 2007

New York Times op-ed columnist, Nicholas Kristof, spent time with former President Jimmy Carter in Ethiopia where the former president … Continued