Category Archives: Small world

A Note From "The Rational Optimist"

You got to love that the Kindle allows readers to write notes for books that can be retrieved at the Amazon site.  Here’s a note I wrote while reading Matt Ridley‘s “The Rational Optimist.” “One definition of the Technological Singularity is that point at which we achieve greater than human intelligence – in a single […]

It's A Small World

Isolation is becoming a hard fiction to maintain. Whether you’re a Communist ruler in China or a Muslim cleric in Yemen, its hard to keep the peasants completely ignorant of developments in the rest of the world. Islamic fundamentalists even take our culture as a personal insult. It doesn’t help to tell them America didn’t […]