This weekend, I’m doing a bit of research about the stories people tell about technology. One of the most popular stories that I have come across is the tale that technological improvements are going to enable such a huge amount of change that life will
Hint #43: select your sample. The caption on this word cloud reads “Comments: ‘Positive’ (N=75).” Look at how positive the positive comments are.
5 Years After Promising to Release Data on Breatharian Prahlad Jani, Dr. Sudhir Shah Offers … Nothing
Five years ago this month, American newspapers and television stations reported the amazing story of Prahlad Jani, a mystic from the Indian subcontinent who claimed to have lived seven decades without eating or drinking, subsisting as a “breatharian.” Even more amazing, said the news reports, was
On November 2014, Republican member of Congress and global warming denier Vicky Hartzler noticed it was cold. This, she decided, was proof enough to ridicule the idea of global warming. So she took to Twitter: Rep. Hartzler is in her 54th year on Earth.
1. Take the data. 2. Put it behind a door. 3. Put a “data” sign next to the door. 4. Lock the door. I bet the plan works.
Your data may be impressively big, but wisdom does not just fall out of it, any more than wisdom just falls out of the night sky.
New Americans Elect Handbook asks Presidential Campaigns to Build AE Personal Information Database. Why?
What is Americans Elect for?
Literal thinking on the subject has it that the purpose of Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation with hidden funders, is to run the first-ever privately-run online presidential nomination in the history of America.
But could the Americans Elect have an additional, commercially useful result?
“Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – First Amendment to the United States Constitution Number of people confirmed
Earlier this month, I shared with you a map showing results from Google’s report on the number of requests for user data from the governments of the world, current through December 2010: Google has just updated its report to include a new six-month period, January
One year and five months ago, Dr. Sudhir Shah was holding a worldwide press conference to announce the results of his experiment with the breatharian Prahlad Jani, who claims to have gone without food or water for seventy years. According to Shah, Jani was confirmed