technology

Is new technology still improving our lives?

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier. At its most basic level, it's a labor saving device. The wheel, irrigation, plumbing, surgery. All of these things have saved us time and improved our lives. But lately, I'm not really seeing recent technological improvements making things better. Let's look at smartphones, Read more [...]

There’s something wrong about the Elon Musk narrative…

I've been a fan of Elon Musk for some time now. Why not, right? He builds spaceships and wants to colonize Mars, he builds electric cars that are green and great for the Earth, he wants to build a hyperloop, and so on.

If you go on YouTube and look at the comments on Elon Musk videos, or look at social media, or talk Read more [...]

Ultralight Water Filtration and Purification Kit

In my years of backpacking in the wilderness and traveling in countries with questionable water supplies, I've realized that clean water is a top priority. The kit below works as a miniaturized municipal water treatment facility that you can bring with you to developing countries with no infrastructure for clean water, Read more [...]

Have we reached a place where cell phone technology advancements have slowed?

(i.e. - are phones so good that it will be hard for manufacturers to take milestone leaps forward?)
Is the technology underpinning the cell phone market stagnating? It might be.
While smartphone market penetration is now at more than 1 billion units and growing rapidly, and almost 90% of the vast global population now Read more [...]