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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Cyborgian webnets of the future?

One thing I do know is that things will change one hundred years from now. In one thousand years, we may not recognize our world of nations. After one hundred thousand years, we may not recognize ourselves as human beings. Until those times, things will change at relatively rapid rates.

In the future, when parents will have to extract their children from the web-link where they grew to young adulthood, we will be confronted with an ever increasing sense of what are we and what are we becoming. Our future selves may have many advantages that our present selves lack. Rapid biological repair, brain and memory enhancement, directed world-wide and personal communications, virtual instant travel, virtual training and education are a few of the possible future advantages that we may have. However, there will also be many others who don’t have these enhancements due to mass movements because of disease outbreaks, superstitious practices, climate change, wars and economic upheavals.

Until these interesting times, I’m blessed with an interesting network of connections, which I will list in no particular order here:

This is but a sampling of interesting links that will eventually go extinct, but until that time -enjoy!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Are Lobbyists and Members of Congress Receiving Bailout Money?

Of the three plus trillion dollars that’s been committed to jump start our economy, there are few reports detailing where all that money goes. Since many of the large firms that have received these funds had active lobbying groups, it seems logical to question whether any of the bailout money has gone to such groups. This would certainly be as inappropriate an expense as the AIG bonuses at a time when many are being forced out of their homes.

The news media seems to be behind the curve on this one. Perhaps it raises too many other troubling questions such as did members of congress also receive, directly or indirectly, bailout money? I don’t mind spending the money to jump start the economy, but to line the pockets of the rich and powerful may create a terrible outcry if the public knew.

Friday, March 13, 2009

List of social media examples

List of social media examples compiled by Peter Kim, which lists Slice Media

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