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Virtual Assistants

by L.S. McGill

I should in all fairness start by telling you I am not an Apple fan. I haven’t been one since Apple was founded, and haven’t seen much evidence over the years for a need to change my opinion of them. But even I have to grudgingly admit that Apple has provided significant contributions to the advancement of technology.



#13: The Radicalness Of 3D Printing

by L.S. McGill

Way back in February of 2011, I wrote an extensive article for H+ on 3D printing and how it would allow a transition between an economy based on material “value” and scarcity to one based on nonmaterial “value” and abundance.



The RTU (Remote Telepresence Unit) Is Born

by L.S. McGill

Considering the sheer number of times I get told I’m insane by people who refuse to believe the possibilities I discuss for the various technologies I write about, it’s hard to resist the occasional “I told you so.”

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There Are Big Differences Between 3d Printing & VR

by L.S. McGill

Christoper Mims over at Technology Review wrote a piece and noted that he used the opening graphic from my H+ article (Adding Our Way to Abundance)…

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Future of Work: Custom Printed Bodies and the End of the 9-to-5 Job

by L.S. McGill

Need blue skin, four arms, or a tail? Want to augment and extend what you already have? I am here to help you become your own avatar. Does this idea sound too weird or far fetched? The basic technology already exists to print out custom organs, augment the body with its own cells, and much more.

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The Radicalness Of 3D Printing

by L.S. McGill

Way back in February of 2011, I wrote an extensive article for H+ on 3D printing and how it would allow a transition between an economy based on material “value” and scarcity to one based on nonmaterial “value” and abundance.

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Privacy and Secrecy are Not The Same Thing - My Refutation of Cryptography

by L.S. McGill

I’ve been having many arguments about transparency and “privacy”, so I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about “Cryptography” - one of the first arguments thrown up when I point out that transparency means an end to secrecy.

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The Not-So-Fine Line Between Privacy and Secrecy

by L.S. McGill

Transparency forces accountability. Secrecy enables an escape from accountability. It really cannot be made any plainer than that.

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How Transparency Will End Tyranny

by L.S. McGill

Most of you followed last year’s revolution in Egypt, and how protestors used Twitter, Facebook, etc, and the effort the government made to “shut down the internet”.  This illustrated very effectively how the internet is a tool that is inherently hostile to “information control.”

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