Category Archive: Deep Thoughts

Jul 11

The Final Days of the Final Frontier…

NASA's Budget

This (Outer) Space for Rent Space, the final frontier…these will no longer be the continuing voyages of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, Atlantis, and Discovery.  The space shuttle missions have now come to an end.  And that leaves Americans wondering what our next mission in space will be. Or if we’ll even have one… Burdened by an enormous …

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Jun 28

Why I’m not scared of the dark…

The Last Frontier is calling…with a silent and twinkling ringtone. It's a collect call; will you accept the charges? Many socio-cultural anthropologists I talk with frequently lament that there is no longer a frontier.  A hidden place, far from the known; where new and unique cultures and civilizations can still exist… Thanks to cheap, fast, …

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Jun 24

Who was that Masked Man in the Invisible Mask?

Protecting your Pseudo-Anonymity in the Social Media Frontier According to Danial Solove, a professor at the George Washington University Law School, anonymity is OK, as long as it's "traceable." I don't have a doctorate degree…but isn't "traceable anonymity" a bit of an oxymoron? The professor claims that, “The loss of anonymity might make many people …

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Jun 20

The Future History of Sci-Fi…

  The Science Fiction, in Science Fact… Or, why should scientists get all the credit? Even from its origins in fear and wonder, the genre of Science Fiction has continually transformed in parallel to our evolving understanding of the universe.  But is it our understanding of science that informs Science Fiction?  Or is it Science …

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Jun 07

Anthropology? Not a science? Fine, it’s the Singularity…

When I first came across this New York Times article a few months ago, I had to double check and make sure I hadn't accidentally wandered onto the Onion's website. Anthropologists have been thrown into turmoil about the nature and future of their profession after a decision by the American Anthropological Association at its recent …

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