Archive for January 2013

IF YOU ARE THINKING LIKE A DOLPHIN, SOME OF THE BEST CLUES THAT IT IS TIME TO CHANGE HAPPEN AROUND THE BIFURCATION ZONE

As science fiction writer Greg Bear has described it, chaos is a force so roiled that it doesn’t respond to feedback.
Eventually, every wave of human activity—yours, mine, ours, theirs—is going to reach what many experts and commentators (including Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine; George Land, the author of Grow or Die; James Gleick in [...]

KEEP REMEMBERING THAT ONE OF YOUR MIND’S GREAT STRENGTHS IS THAT IT IS A VERITABLE KNOWING MACHINE

So what do you know?
If you are a fan of my “how to think like a dolphin” approach, you know carps, you know sharks and you know NoQuiffs (Not Quite Flying Fish). In a world that technological revolutions have sent reeling, this knowledge is going to be increasingly needed, if not always welcomed.
The world’s main [...]

THE EVER-ASCERBIC DR. DAVID BRIN SAYS
ALL THE WORLD (AND ALL HISTORY) HAS A DOG IN AMERICA’S DYSFUNCTIONAL POLITICAL HUNT

One of the sharpest (and most cantankerous!) minds commenting on “the state of the world” at any given time is that of science fiction writer David Brin, best-known for his six “Uplift” novels.
Trying to have a conversation with “Doctor Brin” (his Ph.D. is in space science from the University of California San Diego) is genuinely [...]