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Borne, A Completely Mind-Blowing Experience

I was spellbound and compelled to finish Borne after only starting Jeff Vandermeer’s latest science fiction masterpiece this week. I describe Borne as a combination of Blade Runner, Planet of the Apes and Monument Valley. Vandermeer did it again, but differently than the Southern Reach Trilogy. This time he made me feel an overwhelming empathy for the characters, especially Borne. …

Primordial Soup Theory by Tery Spataro

Area X and The Southern Reach Trilogy

At the urging [suggestion] of Tom Lombardo and Jeanne Lombardo, whose descriptions of Jeff VanderMeer’s writing, persuaded me to put aside all other authors I was reading. After reading Annihilation, I was compelled to take in the entire The Southern Reach Trilogy, no lapse in time between each book. Jeff VanderMeer’s lyrical writing about Area X is stunning and poetic. He …

HoloDeck Stamford

Fully engaged and emerged mixed reality experience, HoloDeck Stamford, founded by brilliant entrepreneur, Todd Fuchs,  invites the user to become one with the digital universe. That is exactly what I did! I was thrilled that three of my five senses were fully heightened. Over the past couple of years, I had tried different types of mixed reality experiences; one earlier this …

Square Roots Farm Tobias Peggs

High Tech Farming

Solving the problems and challenges of providing highly nutritional food is not easy, there is a complex relationship between food, health, economics and the environment. Several urban farmers in the Greater New York Area are taking on the challenge. One such business is Square Roots Urban Growers, Brooklyn.  Square Roots grows highly nutritious leafy plants out of customized and super clean containers. …

Mixed Reality

I read about VR in the early 1990’s, mostly Jaron Lanier’s technology and research. Back in 2012, I experienced some trials of VR I thought the attempts were ok, but the technology lacked depth.  Last spring I got to try a VR creation of the universe, and it was an extraordinary experience. I believed I could reach out and touch Earth. …

Confluence the Connected Human

Continuing my exploration of humans at the confluence of technology and environment, in this segment I explore the connected human. Spataro, Tery, (March 14, 2014), “Confluence: The Connect Human” Institute of Ethics and Emerging Technologies Spataro, Tery, (January 12, 2014), “The Thoroughly Connected Human” KITEBA We can create almost anything! Our creations should have a positive impact on human life …

Humans at the Confluence of Technology and Environment

Confluence is a series I’ve been creating to explain the evolution of humans and technology, the impact these changes have on the environment. I put forth my thoughts in Slideshare presentations so that big ideas can be expressed for everyone to understand. February 13, 2013 Institute of Ethics & Emerging Technologies published: “The Future is Now: Humans at the Confluence …

Facebook What Goes Up Must Come Down

Hyper over evaluation puts Facebook at a fifth of Exxon one the largest corporations in the world. Can you image being 28 and being in charge of a company that is relies on a user base that is 99 million away from being a billion users? Let’s do a comparison: Yahoo IPO’d back in April 12, 1996, the stock opened …

NY Tech Day 2012 From Awesome to Lackluster

My impressions of NYTech Day 2012 left me feeling empty. I had hoped the new crop of tech entrepreneurs would see the world differently then the predecessors of the past 20 years, but history in the tech industry keeps repeating itself. Start-up “businesses” lack focus and understanding of their market and industry they are competing in. Generally speaking there was …

In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat

I chose to write and illustrate about the thought experiment popularly known as Schrodinger’s  Cat. I’ve been interested in quantum physics since I was introduced in 1994. It wasn’t until a few years ago I started to realize why it is important to apply the Schrodinger’s Cat to life. We cheat ourselves by only looking at the surface of a thought, …