TED talks and biomimicry in IT

Today at lunch I sat down with Cherry 2010 at Subway, had a sandwich, and watched a TED Talk on biomimicry by Janine Benyus and what science can learn from the natural world. I came away thinking furiously about it, which I think is why TED opened up their talks recently.

Caprica, Enders Game, and transhumanism

I just watched the pilot for Caprica, and I must say I am impressed. Without getting too deep into spoiler-land, it tells the tale of the first Cylons, and continues to explore a subject dear to my heart: transhumanism.

Rise of the Digital Nomad

I’ve noticed something interesting. People my generation are leaning heavily towards virtualization and platform independence. Normally when I say words like that, you can expect a technical discussion. Not this time, though. This time I am talking about life in general.

Amazing ant colonies

WebEcoist had a story about natural architectural marvels, and I discovered this video of an ant colony therein. It’s simply amazing. They pour a massive amount of cement down the hole, wait for it to harden, then excavate it. Trust me when I say this will blow your mind. These ants have even created a […]

January 8, 2009 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Interesting Stuff • No Comments