Book: The Second Machine Age

The Second Machine Age My next Musing will be on the topic of doing more with less. Here is a book that describes how we are doing that with emerging technologies The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.This is a book that I…

Democracy

The Evolution of Democracy I’ve been taught and told about democracy all of my life. I like the myth of democracy. The basic idea that we should govern together; that each voice should be heard and considered. How do we make that happen? Richard Barrett is the author of the book pictured above. As promised…

The Journal of Consciousness

Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research A member of an online discussion group that I’ve been with for a long time regularly posts links to several journals. These journals publish material just barely overlapping with the upper range of my understanding. This issue explores The Nature of Quantum Reality: What the Phenomena at the Heart of…

Synthetic Magnetic Monopoles

Magnetic Monopoles Ordinary magnets have a north and a south pole. A magnetic monopole is a magnetic particle having but a single pole, either north or south. None have been found to exist in the natural world. Physicists can now create synthetic monopoles. This article from PHYS.ORG (a great source by the way) landed on…

Dave Musing: Population

The Muses The Muses (Ancient Greek: Μοῦσαι, moũsai: perhaps from the o-grade of the Proto-Indo-European root *men- “think”) in Greek mythology, poetry and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture that was contained…

Conscious Evolution

Barbara Marx Hubbard I first encountered Hubbard on one of our family’s annual trips to the Missouri and Kansas.. As was our practice we found a discount bookstore. I picked up a copy of her book The Revelation: A Message of Hope for the New Millennium. I read it as we traveled. Hubbard is a…

Epistemology

Epistemology (Listeni/ɨˌpɪstɨˈmɒlədʒi/ from Greek ἐπιστήμη, epistēmē, meaning “knowledge, understanding”, and λόγος, logos, meaning “study of”) is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge and is also referred to as “theory of knowledge”. It questions what knowledge is and how it can be acquired, and the extent to which knowledge pertinent…

Public Intelligence Blog

  The Public Intelligence Blog I receive near daily a digest of posts made to the Public Intelligence Blog (PIB). I just got to the one that I received for today and thought I would shift through that for today’s gleaning. PIB is an unpredictable source. Many of their roots are in the broader intelligence community…

Science and Religion

For many science and religion are conflicting ways of knowing.The Age of enlightenment began in the late 17 th century and represents a move that placed greater emphasis on science and reason than on faith and tradition. It has been and continues to be a source of conflict. People with vastly different world views must…

Rocky Mountain Institute

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) The Rocky Mountain Institute was founded in Snowmass, Colorado in 1982. Co-founder, Chairman Emeritus, and Chief Scientist Amory Lovins has for many decades now been actively creating energy, resource, and environmental solutions. Amory’s provides and important perspective of what RMI is about: “At Rocky Mountain Institute we are practitioners, not theorists.…