Teach Your Children Well

Even if you have been living in a cabin in Montana for the last 10 years working on your anti-technology manifesto, you have no doubt been hearing all the hype about Artificial Intelligence, perhaps more accurately called machine learning. Maybe you think it is the beginning of the end of humanity, maybe you think it [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Kid Friendly, Science & Technology, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on Teach Your Children Well

I’d Rather Be High

Drone technology continues to improve incredibly fast - with better sensors, more intelligent programming, more powerful motors and longer battery life, more and more people are using drones for search and rescue, commercial photography, mapping, agriculture, small item delivery, and very soon human transport! And humans will find many more creative ways to use drones [...]

By | August 26th, 2017|Aerospace, Entertainment, Kid Friendly, Science & Technology, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on I’d Rather Be High

There Are No Limits Except Those We Impose Upon Ourselves

  "We're all mutants. What's more remarkable is how many of us appear to be normal." - Walter Bishop Are you tired of waiting for your powered bio-mechanical arm that always seems to be 20 years away? Are you sick of seeing awesome developments in medicine in the news and then have to go home [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Science & Technology, The Agora, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on There Are No Limits Except Those We Impose Upon Ourselves

The Best Time To Plant A Tree

Was twenty years ago. Right, believe me, I get it. So we are playing catch up, in a lot of ways. I, like many, perhaps most of you, attended (I won't say was educated in) government schools. And I had to bust my ass intellectually in my 20's and 30's to make up for it. [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Kid Friendly, Science & Technology, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on The Best Time To Plant A Tree

The Earth Is A Harsh Mistress

"The Earth is just too small and fragile a basket for the human race to keep all its eggs in." - Heinlein "The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program." - Larry Niven "Despite the campaign rhetoric, the bureaucracies--big business and big government--are here to stay. The centralization effort cannot be checked, [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Aerospace, Kid Friendly, Science & Technology, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on The Earth Is A Harsh Mistress

The Map Is Not The Territory

My personal wish for all of you who are attending AgoraFest is that you become a little smarter, a little wiser, a little more joyful and at peace, and most importantly, a little bit more sane. While these might seem rather modest goals to some of you, this year, and particular for the next six [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Aerospace, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Kid Friendly, Science & Technology, The Agora, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on The Map Is Not The Territory

Life, Uh, Finds A Way

Your genetic code is 3 billion letters of DNA. These are the instructions that code for you. Can we read this code? Can we write it? 15 years ago it took the multi billion dollar Human Genome Project to read the first person’s genome. New tools make it cheaper and quicker, and within the reach [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Kid Friendly, Science & Technology, Uncategorized, Updates, Workshops & Seminars|Comments Off on Life, Uh, Finds A Way