McAfee’s Miscalculation

John McAfee is a well known technologist and member of the liberty movement. He invented McAfee anti-virus software, so his tech of choice is security, and he was a Libertarian Party candidate for President although he was bested in the primary by Gary Johnson. McAfee’s approach to security is essentially opposite my own: He takes … Read more McAfee’s Miscalculation

The Real Link Between Technology and Entrepreneurship

In the mind of American culture, and perhaps other cultures as well, technology and entrepreneurship are inextricably linked. One usual explanation is the idea of particularly creative people. These creative people are into creating new inventions and are also able to successfully launch a business due to the same creativity. Another explanation is that technology … Read more The Real Link Between Technology and Entrepreneurship

Water and Food for 9 Billion People in 2040

Malnutrition is defined as poor nutrition caused by insufficient, over-sufficient, or poorly balanced diet or by a medical condition (“Malnutrition”). This means that every person requires a certain amount of certain nutrients on a regular basis. Nutrients include both caloric and noncaloric nutrients such as water, vitamins, minerals and others (“Schaffer”). If a person lacks … Read more Water and Food for 9 Billion People in 2040

US Senate: Chairman Carper statement on the unveiling of the so-called “Silk Road 2.0” website

[From John: This article shows that political reform which reduces regulation on technology may be politically feasible in the not so far future! Even so, the lobbying approach is not a particularly good approach. I advocate a balanced approach of trying for political reform on the one hand and looking for ways to creatively get … Read more US Senate: Chairman Carper statement on the unveiling of the so-called “Silk Road 2.0” website

Voice, Exit, Leverage and Competition

This article will describe the fact that governments are tending toward decentralization and give several specific examples of how that might continue. This article will have multiple videos from major speakers on the subject. Voice, exit, leverage and competition Voice and exit refer to the ways people may express dissatisfaction with an organization. People can … Read more Voice, Exit, Leverage and Competition

Crowdfunding Continues to Evolve

This article will discuss three ways in which crowdfunding continues to evolve. The three ways are: Continued decentralization through self-hosting crowdfunding development. Innovation through subscription crowdfunding. Numerous benefits from increased acceptance of bitcoin. We recently discussed a crowdfunding plugin for WordPress and I mentioned some of the amazing possibilities this would allow. It would allow … Read more Crowdfunding Continues to Evolve

Another Improvement for Degreed: Material Detection

This article is on a way improve the education evaluation service offered by Degreed. The issue is that Degreed only recognizes video material from YouTube. My initial response to this discovery was to assert that Degreed ought to add Vimeo and the wealth of other quality video providers. On second thought I think that going … Read more Another Improvement for Degreed: Material Detection

3 Ways to Improve Degreed

This article is about 3 ways, that are really one way, to improve the education evaluating organization and service known as Degreed. There are two large flaws in the way Degreed works, which can be seen as a single kind of flaw, and which I have at least 3 solutions for. The flaw is that … Read more 3 Ways to Improve Degreed

Degreed Continues the Evolution of Education

Degreed is another example of alternative education. In the past I have written about game-based learning, homeschooling and other models of education. All of these technologies increase the quality per dollar of education by leaps and strides over the status quo. Degreed operates by aggregating, validating and valuing all kinds of educational resources. Notably, Degreed supports … Read more Degreed Continues the Evolution of Education

Can an Anarchic Nation Exist?

Yes, an anarchic nation can exist. This article will cover that question which is often asked by skeptics of anarchism and will also cover some exciting news about one such up-and-coming community according to Edan Yago, an odd name belonging to a phenomenal gentleman. The fist line of evidence that an anarchic state can exist … Read more Can an Anarchic Nation Exist?