Money and Models Part 2: How Franchises Make Money

The whole point of a business is to make money. This series will give a basic crash course in the language of business (accounting), and how various business models work.   How Franchises Make Money   The Federal Emergency Management Agency uses the amount of Waffle Houses operational to decide how screwed you are when […]

[WP] The World has been at war for over 40 years…

[WP] The World has been at war for over 40 years. Automated machines are still carrying out the manufacture and deployment of weapons. The automated turrets defend against the bombers whose pilots died long ago. And the cities they target, are no more than ash. The war continues, with no humans left As the bomber […]

Soonish and Nanotech Part 10: Brain-Computer Interfaces

This is a 10-part series on emerging technologies from the book “Soonish”, and how nanotechnology can be applied to improve the problem.   Brain-Computer Interfaces   All your feelings, sensations, and decisions take place because your brain sends electrical signals that cause these phenomena. These electrical signals are guided by specific rules. When you think […]

Soonish and Nanotech Part 8: Precision Medicine

This is a 10-part series on emerging technologies from the book “Soonish”, and how nanotechnology can be applied to improve the problem.   Precision Medicine   Whenever we have symptoms of an illness, those symptoms clue you in onto the condition you have. If you have a cough and sore throat, it’s likely you have […]

Soonish and Nanotech Part 7: Synthetic Biology

This is a 10-part series on emerging technologies from the book “Soonish”, and how nanotechnology can be applied to improve the problem.   Synthetic Biology   DNA underpins all life. At its core, it only really has two functions: encode proteins and protein synthesis, and make copies of itself. Proteins are used to drive almost […]

Soonish and Nanotech Part 6: Augmented Reality

This is a 10-part series on emerging technologies from the book “Soonish”, and how nanotechnology can be applied to improve the problem.   Augmented Reality   The advent of Google Glass and the subsequent failure of it was proof of how even the most bleeding-edge technology won’t compensate for design and looks. For all its […]