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Artificial Intelligence Limits, Robot Failures

A Summary of the Durable Roadblocks to Super-Intelligent AI… Artificial intelligence limits are most visible when coupled with failures of robotics. Consider: Instances of serious or fatal vehicle crashes in which a driver relied too much on his self-driving car. … Continue reading

Future Diseases, Incredible Yet Possible

New Illnesses & Disorders Worry Medical Researchers – a Guest Post by Jessica Kane: Future diseases will likely create the media headlines of tomorrow. Dystopian novels, films, and television shows often feature a viral mutation that wiped out much of … Continue reading

Bitcoin, Music to My Ears…

Cryptocurrency / Blockchain as the Future of the Music Industry – Guest Post by Tony Coombes Bitcoin music transactions are already with us. They may change the $17 billion music industry in ways that affect consumers as well as artists, … Continue reading

Self-Driving Infographic – All About Self-Driving Cars

Today’s Status of Autonomous Vehicles… Today’s blog presents a self-driving infographic that compresses a lot of information in a small space. Our previous blogs have touched on many issues involving autonomous vehicles. Four are gloomy, and one is predictive: Risks … Continue reading

Senior Life Planning 3 – Best Retirement Community

Select Your Long Term Home Before You Need It! The Best Retirement Community is the third of a three-part series on senior life planning: Best Retirement Location Best Retirement Advice & Support and Best Retirement Community (this blog) Your Best … Continue reading

Senior Life Planning 2 – Best Retirement Advice & Support

Where To Find Trustworthy Help The Best Retirement Advice & Support is the second of a three-part series on senior life planning: Best Retirement Location Best Retirement Advice & Support (this blog) and Best Retirement Community (third segment) Finding the … Continue reading

Senior Life Planning 1 – Best Retirement Location

Enhanced by Friends and Trusted Representatives The Best Retirement Location is the first of a three-part series on senior life planning: Best Retirement Location (this blog) Best Retirement Advice & Support (next installment) and Best Retirement Community (third segment) The … Continue reading

A Happy New Year – with a Digestive Aid?

A Guest Post by Silvia Watson ‘Tis the season to be jolly, to eat well and – perhaps – to take a digestive aid! An Honorable History Humans have been feasting since primitive times. And they probably needed a digestive … Continue reading

Road Rage & Aggression: Don’t Be A Victim

Recognizing Aggression, Passive Aggression & Cluelessness Road Rage. You know. That’s a driver who speeds down the interstate. He owns the road. If you’re in front of him and don’t get out of the way, look out! He may try … Continue reading

Self-Driving Risk Will Delay Autonomous Cars

Insights Into the Future of Driverless Vehicles… Self-Driving Risk is gaining new attention, to counter companies bragging about autonomous vehicle progress. But don’t rush out to invest your life’s savings in glowing tech promises! Today’s blog cools off the driverless … Continue reading

Scrabble 2018 – Ten New Word Lists

This post on Scrabble 2018 presents 10 word lists based on the newly published 6th Edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Scrabble 2018 – Background My earlier article Scrabble 1 described the benefits of Friendly Scrabble rather than Tournament … Continue reading

Website Security Padlock – How To Get It, How to Use It

A Hotel Hacker Drove Me To Lock Up My Website! Website security is probably not among your top ten concerns. But it’s high on my list today, and will probably be on your radar during the next year. Why will … Continue reading

A Hotel Hacker Is Out To Steal Your Identity!

The Saga of My Narrow Escape, and How You Can Protect Yourself A hotel hacker attacked me during my recent vacation trip. For my bottom line recommendations, you can skip the details and go right to the conclusions: Protect your … Continue reading

All-Weather Self-Driving Cars: Can They Be Safe? A Guest Post by Lucy Wyndham

Will we ever have all-weather self-driving cars? Consider this: Waymo, Tesla and others have been diligently testing self-driving cars. Waymo alone has logged over 5 million miles. But most of the testing has occurred in California, Arizona and Florida. What … Continue reading

Are Driverless Cars Our Friends or Foes? A Guest Post by Lucy Wyndham

Americans’ fear of road accidents doesn’t quite measure up to their fear of terrorism and guns. Nevertheless, it is still considerable and rightfully so. During 2017, motor vehicle deaths in the country topped 40,000, equating to approximately 3,333 per month. … Continue reading

Weight Loss Help – from Berkeley!

Weight loss: it’s on a lot of our minds today. We’re emerging from the cocoon of our quilted down parkas and earmuffs to greet the warm weather. Of course, we’ve been eating healthy food all winter. And, surprise, during the … Continue reading

Declaration of Independence from Political Rants

Note Added May 2018: Political rants inspired this post in June 2015. This seems a good time to re-publish it. The midterm election season is warming up, and emotional, insulting speech is already circulating. Once again, it’s time for each … Continue reading