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Technology sets us apart from all other living things. It’s true that, compared to other animals, we have larger brains and opposable thumbs, but these are what made technology available to us in the first place. And with the use of this technology, we became the dominant species on Earth. But unfortunately, not all of…

In 2013 it was revealed that the U.S. government had been spying on its own citizens as well as citizens of other countries around the world. It was then that many realized privacy was fast becoming a rare commodity. As technology continues to advance, slowly encompassing more and more of our lives, it’s becoming slowly…

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke From space exploration, to the smartphone, there isn’t one area of technology that hasn’t been influenced by the fantasy before it. Science fiction engages the imagination and compels us to dream and conceptualize the unimaginable. And though sometimes new inventions seem odd or…

As Tolstoy once said, “War, what is it good for?” Well, if the past is an indicator, it seems to bring about something in human nature. War inadvertently brings with it this need to create something better, and the need to research new technologies to solve problems, which in turn brings about some very unexpected results and innovations.…

“What will the world will be like in 1,000 years” seems like an absurd question to even ask, especially since the degree to which the world changes in 100 years is overly ambitious enough to consider.  Yet curious people do wonder, and certain people like Ray Kurzweil (thought by many to be the Thomas Edison…

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