In a previous, fairly soft-content post, I mused about the possibility of the existence of a logarithmic pattern in history that relates, in a predictable way, the subjective perceptions of technology within a civilization to their pace of technological advancement. (In a sort of tongue-in-cheek gesture, I called it the McGee Scale of technological advancement.) At […]
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A little less than a year ago, the National Geographic Channel (NatGeo) executed a truly novel crowdsourcing initiative that I feel is deserving of greater critical attention. Hailed by some as innovative public engagement, derided by cynics as mere marketing spectacle, and condemned by others as a threat to our very way of life, hindsight […]
Read More The “Wow! Reply” – SETI Stunt, Science, or Threat?
Space Really Isn’t that Far Away A quick note today on two thoughts resulting from the same image (above). Taken with my phone while pressed against the starboard-side window during a recent cross-country flight, (I’ve been doing a lot of flying lately), the first thing you’ll probably notice about this picture is that I’ve inverted […]
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