Category Archives: Abundance

The Coupon Queen, the Safety Net, and the Future of Free

A couple of weeks ago I went grocery shopping at a small international market in an area of town that is home to a number of Indian and middle eastern shops. I was accompanied by my Malaysian father-in-law who had come to town to visit the new baby. As we were checking out, he pointed […]

Post-Politics, Post-Scarcity, and Growth Solutions for Health Care

The debate between transhumanist socialists and libertarians continues, with Jamais Cascio weighing in on those who take an apolitical or anti-political stance: You have my express permission to kick the next person — especially someone advocating the embrace of radical forms of technological advancement — who tells you that they wish nothing more than to […]

On Knowing Everything

Note: Stephen has suggested that the following is a little too long for the show notes for Sunday’s show, so I’m presenting it here as a stand-alone entry. I. The Question The question is whether accelerating and converging technologies are leading us to a future in which we can all fully understand the world around […]

Have You Seen This one?

I rarely open, much less read, much less blog about spam e-mails but this one really got my attention: This was an article from the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on Sunday. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on “How Would You Fix the Economy?” This article was one of the ideas submitted… This guy […]

Rocketing Towards Abundance

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you perhaps the greatest single piece of machinery ever built: the Saturn V rocket. Standing 111 meters (363 feet) tall and weighing a massive 3 million kilos (6.7 million pounds), this was the vehicle that took human beings from the earth to the moon. Only it’s not. What you see […]