Category Archives: Science/Technology

Our Brave New World


The modern world we live in is changing with accelerating speed. Our lives are going through a deep transformation propelled by technology on many fronts. Today, the computing power packed into a smart phone is said to exceed that used … Continue reading

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Believing in Evolution


Being a Catholic, I have no problem believing in evolution because this scientific theory offers plenty of insights. Unlike many religious people, I don’t take the Bible literally, especially the Old Testament. As a general rule, words invented by humans … Continue reading

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The German Solar Effort


Although not known for its sunny weather, Germany initiated the world’s solar revolution about 20 years ago with a vision that other countries would later follow. The goal is to increase the share of all renewable sources in German electricity … Continue reading

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Technological Change


Technological change is the fundamental driving force that shapes history. It has a dynamics of its own due to human curiosity about the world and the rest of the universe. Since humans cannot be stopped from being curious, the advancement … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Reductionism


Recently I came across a Youtube video of Peter Zeihan dated 11/24/2014 telling Americans not to worry about their country. I find it childishly entertaining. The following is my response: Zeihan’s magic tricks: * Select a few pieces of convenient … Continue reading

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The Next Big Disruptions


Since the dawn of the information age some 40 years ago, we have seen tremendous disruptions in all aspects of life. Those who are quick to adapt prosper while the slower ones fall behind. In the industrialized world, the negative … Continue reading

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Future Transportation


The transport sector consumes a large portion of fossil fuels. In a highly mobile country like the United States, transportation accounts for 28% of total energy used, the bulk of which comes from gasoline, diesel and jet fuels. The steady … Continue reading

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