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_"Imagine, if you will....."_ Thus began innumerable fine episodes of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone." And it is in that spirit that I offer this diary. This is a very diverse community...there ...
by Keith930
Comment Count 214 comments on Sun May 27, 2012 at 03:51 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
There is a far deeper and more profound transition occurring in the "green revolution" than is commonly appreciated. While the immediate benefit of humanity's shift to a sustainable energy economy ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 59 comments on Wed May 20, 2009 at 10:14 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
If you're like most people, you know virtually nothing about antimatter . Perhaps you've heard it name-dropped in science fiction movies or TV ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 82 comments on Sat Nov 28, 2009 at 06:50 PM PST with 28 Recommends
Now, this is still very, VERY alpha technology that is currently on display at SIGGRAPH , which is being held in New Orleans! Finally, a good story out of ...
by RenderQT
Comment Count 33 comments on Thu Aug 06, 2009 at 11:22 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
This is about how we respond to the Climate Crisis and the relentless bad news about it—with despair, or with hope. I’ll tip my hand and say it is really about how to fight off despair ...
by Captain Future
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Jan 01, 2008 at 02:05 PM PST with 28 Recommends
There have been several thought-provoking diaries that have attempted to understand and explain the sheer irrationality and intensity of the opposition to President Obama and everything he is ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 08:39 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
I'm one of millions in the northeast U.S. tonight 'enjoying' the wind and snow from a nasty nor'easter, the first really big winter storm some of us have seen this winter. (I've also got a ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 44 comments on Wed Feb 14, 2007 at 07:32 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Before reading this part in the series, please review its predecessors: Part 1 ,
by Troubadour
Comment Count 87 comments on Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 07:21 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Most of us are aware, vaguely at least, that technology goes through cycles of incremental innovation and disruptive revolution. In our lifetimes, we see the process unfold many times over, and ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 54 comments on Mon Sep 14, 2009 at 12:03 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Ro pedaled home from work, his mind fixed on the thought of sitting down with a good book and relaxing after a long day. As he got down from his bike to put it away, he paused a moment to inspect ...
by DaMadFiddler
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 04:07 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
I'm in the mood for a nerd melee, so I would like to pose this question: Which Science Fiction Grand Master best represents the grandeur, the inspiration, the creativity, the excitement, and the ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 226 comments on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 01:28 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
No matter how far I fare in literature - ancient classics, works of abstruse philosophy, acclaimed poetry, fantasy, nonfiction, and mundane human stories of the here and now - I never find anything ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 89 comments on Mon Apr 26, 2010 at 01:25 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Whenever I start thinking about technology and geeking out, I become the adult male version of Veruca Salt: "But I want photovoltaic paint primer now !" I yearn to see new technologies ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 150 comments on Sun Jul 19, 2009 at 08:51 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Of all the challenges facing humanity, the plainest and most daunting is anthropogenic climate change - a process driven by the accumulation of (largely) carbon-containing atmospheric gases created ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Sep 29, 2010 at 04:02 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
If you are not yet familiar with this series, please review Parts 1 ,
by Troubadour
Comment Count 42 comments on Sat Feb 05, 2011 at 06:12 PM PST with 16 Recommends
In part two of this series, I extend the historical and biological concepts articulated in Part ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 28 comments on Sat Jun 12, 2010 at 07:01 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Any student of history will tell you that geography plays a major role in shaping society. On small, distant islands, people settle more quickly and develop stable cultures. On a significantly-...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue Mar 02, 2010 at 09:33 PM PST with 16 Recommends
Trying to deduce specific technologies of the future would be a fool's errand, but technology has a fundamental track that can reasonably be followed into the future in broadly plausible terms - and ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 49 comments on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 03:36 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
This week marks an important date for an iconic American politician. No, I'm not talking about the 50 th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. Jerry Brown, 75, is about to become ...
by Ted Rall
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 06:46 AM PST with 13 Recommends
In Part 1 , I established the basis of my predictions with an overview of biological and ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 29 comments on Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 05:39 PM PDT with 13 Recommends