• Archive for September, 2008

    Superstruct – The Gupta Option

    by  • September 23, 2008 • Superstruct 2019 • 0 Comments

    The Gupta Option is the result of five years of operations from a one man think tank operating in much the same general spirit as Buckminster Fuller: how much impact can a single person have on global issues. The Superstruct crisis runs right into the Gupta Option predictive framework with results that could change everything. [...]

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    the 20% dollar

    by  • September 20, 2008 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    I’m really scared about America if/when the dollar collapses. How far does it have to go depends on how likely people think America is to pay its debts. I just… shit. That was my country, my homeland, even if a series of regrettable events put me in Iceland. At some level I’ve always been an [...]

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    Born to run: endurance running as a human evolutionary advantage

    by  • September 15, 2008 • Science • 0 Comments

    People are astonishingly successful endurance runners, “and I don’t think it’s just a fluke,” Lieberman says. He and Bramble argue that not only can humans outlast horses, but over long distances and under the right conditions, they can also outrun just about any other animal on the planet—including dogs, wolves, hyenas, and antelope, the other [...]

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    Health insurance for $10 per year using the network

    by  • September 15, 2008 • Hexayurt, The Global Picture • 1 Comment

    Here’s the plan, in it’s simplest form: deploy medical expert systems using the cell phone network to help people make medical decisions. Use the ability to integrate data from each user into broad statistical patterns to improve the models and plot the progression of epidemics, for example. Then add bicycle-riding computer-aided pharmacists who prescribe basic [...]

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    Surveillance culture

    by  • September 15, 2008 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    Theres gotta be a record of you some place You gotta be on somebodys books The lowdown – a picture of your face Your injured looks The sacred and profane The pleasure and the pain Somewhere your fingerprints remain concrete And its your face Im looking for on every street A ladykiller – regulation tattoo [...]

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