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The Jefferson Rifle by David Brin

I have been asked to post a few “David Brin Classics”.... some of my older riffs and rants… here online for a new generation to share and ponder. I’ve been mulling which ones. Then the topic of the Second Amendment and gun control recently came up. Along with the observation that some liberals are starting to nurse fantasies of needing to be armed, themselves, in the era that they see coming down the road.

Fellows > Kevin LaGrandeur
Professor LaGrandeur appointed IEET Fellow

The IEET is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Kevin LaGrandeur as a Fellow. Kevin is author of the 2012 cultural history of the idea of artificial intelligence in premodern thought, Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture (Routledge, 2012).

Interns > Will Hiltman > George Bickers > Andrew Cvercko > Contributors > Jonathan Lin
Four Interns Join IEET’s Revamped Internship Program

We are pleased to introduce the four members of our revised IEET intern program: Jonathan Lin, Will Hiltman, George Bickers and Andrew Cvercko.

Time: Doctor Who, Star Trek or Ray Bradbury? FutureChallenges

What is time? In this Cosmic Query, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson answers a fan who wonders whether time is more like Ray Bradbury’s linear depiction of time in “A Sound of Thunder,” the branching timestream depicted in 2009’s “Star Trek” or the way Doctor Who describes it in the classic episode “Blink”: “a big ball of wibbly, wobbly, timey-wimey…stuff.” Enjoy this “Behind the Scenes” video with comic co-host Colin Jost.

Gravitation - Collapsing Reference Frames existics 101

Can we get a better understanding of what gravity is, assuming mass is a composite of time, as suggested? And, in doing so, can we gain some insight into possible deficiencies in the theory of General Relativity?

The bizarre phenomena of the quantum world, “action at a distance”, can account for the mechanism of gravity, when the Inclusion Principle is included within the definition of Quantum Entanglement.

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V.R. Manoj
Branding yourself electronically with Electronic Epidermal Systems by V.R. Manoj

Seems just like yesterday that Prof.Kevin Warwick of the University of Reading, UK took that bold step to implant a BrainGate device onto his median nerve in his forearm to be able to control electronic devices.

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Valerie Tarico
Which Contraceptive Is Best for Your Weight? by Valerie Tarico

Our ancestors struggled to get enough calories just to stay alive. But as food supplies have become reliable and rich, people around the world face the opposite problem. Now, as we try to keep our weight in a healthy range, we look at all kinds of factors: diet, exercise, sleep, supplements, meditation, hypnosis, psychotherapy, prayer, or even surgery that might help us tip the scales a little less.

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Peter Diamandis talks about “Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK” Federico Pistono

X Prize Chairman and CEO Peter Diamandis talks at the CIO Network about a future where the cost of living becomes essentially free, giving a shout-out to my book “Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That’s OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and Be Happy”.


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David Brin Reads from Existence: Chapter Three cab801's channel

David Brin reads from his science fiction novel, Existence, Chapter Three. Existence is a near future novel that presents a unique tale of first contact. For more information on Existence, see: Images in this video are by Patrick Farley. See also Farley's trailer for Existence: Brin's books include The Postman, Startide Rising, Existence, and Earth, as well as his non-fiction work, The Transparent Society, dealing with issues ...

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and Clinical Trials -Heartache and Hope: America’s Alzheimer’s Epidemic UCTV Prime's channel

The projections for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are alarming, but not all the news is bad. The second installment in this series from UCLA assesses the progress researchers have made in understanding the disease and highlights some promising clinical trials and diagnosis techniques that could slow its progression, possibly the first step towards prevention and cure. Series: “Alzheimer’s Disease Programs”