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Two challenges facing the human race.

Posted on September 3, 2014

I see two challenges facing the human race. Water shortages The current potable water crisis in California is a foreshadowing of the unforeseen consequences of climate change and population explosion. Simple conservation will not be enough. Our planet's natural water cycle is struggling under the burden humans have placed upon it in their unflinching quest for water. We can survive without oil but we cannot survive without water. Short-Term ...

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I stepped into a fun riff on Twitter where Marc Andreessen published a 15-part tweet-blog on his thoughts on the limits of AI and Robots and their effect on society. The concept captures my imagination because the media is quick jump to the inevitable end depicted in the Matrix where our machines come alive and Human beings become biological battery power in a post-apocalyptic world.  Once singularity is achieved, humans fall to the dark ...

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Maker Time

Posted on November 18, 2013

My friend Joe McCann was riffing on a busy meeting schedule this upcoming week. I could relate and shot back a response on Twitter. I've fought this for years and thought I'd write a quick blog about it. One of my favorite habits that I've followed from time to time is scheduling what I call "Maker Time". After starting appendTo four years ago, my day to day work is filled with meetings, writing emails and generally solving problems of all ...

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