The rock hit when I was 12, a messenger flung from some far-off solar system that promised to solve humanity’s problems. And all we did was use its glorious alien tech to make money. Telekinetic factory workers slaving away under […]
I was lucky enough to film the 2019 Sensu Summit for the awesome people at IT automation firm Sensu. It was hands down the best tech conference I’ve ever attended, and I’ve attended a bunch. Looking forward to Sensu Summit […]
I twist the grip and the fuel cell whooshes like a Hoover somewhere beneath me. The car glides along the path through the grassy suburban park, a gleaming silver vision of the future. I peer past my feet through a […]
Even if we stick solar panels on every roof in the world, we’d still need a way to store energy to use when it gets dark. And a way to use that energy later to do more than just power […]
I caught the tail end of the Pandora moth outbreak on a recent visit to Bend, Oregon. I lived in Bend for almost five years without seeing a single Pandora moth. This summer I saw thousands littering the streets and […]
In this podcast I talk to scientist and philosopher John McCone about his excellent article “Blueprint for a Solar Economy.” John outlines a way to transition from fossil fuels to solar power using some of our existing fossil fuel infrastructure […]
Wanda loved to wander.
Every day when she got home from school, she happily wandered out the front door.
For the first time in human history, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is 415 ppm. But what does that mean? Are we doomed to suffocate under a blanket of carbon, slowly cooking to death as the planet melts […]
Carol Danvers isn’t the most powerful Captain Marvel. That honor may just go to Monica Rambeau, the second Captain Marvel. She can transform into and manipulate any form of energy in the electromagnetic spectrum. Imagine being able to transform into […]
Digital is the past—the future is analog. Crackling, hissing, buzzing, messy, full-spectrum analog. The arcane electronic contraptions put people on the moon and they could be the key to true AI, perfect biological simulations, and even room-temperature quantum computing. Featuring […]