Archive | January, 2013

Brain to Computer Interface

Brain to Computer Interface, also known as BCI, is one of the most exciting developments in technology. It allows for a person to communicate with a computer using only their thoughts. Traditionally a person would use a keyboard or mouse to instruct a computer what to do. In some cases you could even use a […]

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Exoms, Genomes, SNPs

The various techniques to read DNA are not equal. I want to give you quick overview of each approach and the major companies. If you need a quick recap to What is DNA, now would be a good time. There are three primary ways to read DNA. SNPs, Exoms and Genomes. In all cases the […]

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Get SNPd!

In my humble opinion, the best $100 investment you can ever make is to get yourself SNP’d. No scissors involved. UPDATE: In November 2013, 23andMe was ordered to stop selling genetic testing kits by the FDA. Currently a much more limited product is available. SNP DNA testing is a process by which your DNA is scanned looking for […]

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Computing

Computing, powered by computers, serves as the backbone of our information society. They act as the cornerstone to the Internet, desktops, mobile phones and countless other industries. Computers are arguably the most important invention of the last 50 years. Thinking Exponentially, almost everyone under estimates the implications of computing technology. Each generation of computers stands […]

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Genetic Sequencing

Our ability to read DNA has become one the fastest growing technologies ever. Reading all the DNA for a single human is called reading a person’s genome. A human genome is big, it’s roughly 6 billion letters long consisting of G C T and A. Almost every cell in your body contains a full copy of […]

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Internet

Surveys have shown that the average person will give up just about anything before they lose their Internet. Its is hard to remember a time when we did not have the Internet as a key part of our lives, but the fact remains that it has only been in the public for just over 15 […]

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Mobile

Mobile is everywhere. It has fundamentally changed the way we communicate for most of the planet. There are 6 billion cell phones in the world, the population is only 7 billion. Compared to  2.4 billion Internet users, there are almost 2.5 times as many cell phones. 1 billion of those phones are Smart Phones using […]

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Nanotechnology

Almost the entire modern world is based on our ability to manipulate electrons with some degree of precision. It is the basis of computers, the Internet, and telecommunications. What has been lacking is similar progress with atoms. Manipulating atoms with accuracy is extremely challenging. Thinking Exponentially, control of electrons progressed from powering lights to enabling smart […]

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Wearable Technology

Technology will soon allow us to make significant improvements to our humanity. In other words, technology will soon become part of us. This process is most apparent with mobile devices. People cannot live without their smart phones. The smart phone is only 5 years old and has become indispensable. A cell phone is not connected […]

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The Singularity is Near

One of the most influential people in the world when it comes to technology is Ray Kurzweil. Not only is he a prolific inventor and the Chancellor of Singularity University, he recently joined Google as Director of Engineering. I read this book back in 2007 and I consider it one of the most important books […]

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Synthetic Life

Synthetic life, also known as synbio or synthetic biology, is a relatively new technology that will revolutionize the world. It is nothing short of the power to create our own custom life forms. Synthetic life is likely to be the hottest single technology for the rest of this decade. Thinking Exponentially, there have been amazing advancements in […]

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Abundance

One of the best books I ever read about the implications of technology is by Peter H. Diamandis. He is the arguably the key person behind of the XPrize, Singularity University, Zero-G Gravity flights and Planetary Resources. Peter takes the projections of The Singularity is Near one step further and applies them to the biggest […]

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