Water, Water Everywhere

Tweet “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797-1798. On Earth, 97 percent of the water is saline, in oceans, seas and saline ground water.   Per Wikipedia, “Fresh water is naturally occurring on the Earth’s surface in ice sheets, ice […]

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SOCIETY – Governance

Tweet An emotionally charged subject, governance here means how do seven billion (now) people on an oblate spheroid called planet Earth get along?  It deals with identifying what resources must be shared collectively and how they are  distributed.  It includes how individuals interact and their responsibilities to on another.  And it focuses on the most […]

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SOCIETY – Commercial and Financial – How Do We Do Business, Individually and Collectively?

Tweet In the history of humanity individuals banded together to form micro societies in which the members worked collectively for the common good.  Everything was pooled primarily for survival.  Then micro societies interacted using barter to exchange essentials (satisfy needs).  As humanity evolved, however, certain things became collectively recognized as having inherent value, permitting different […]

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SOCIETY – Tools – Simplified – To Help the Human Existence and Reduce Production Overhead

Tweet The plow was invented around 3,500 B.C.E. (3,500 B.C.)(1) in Mesopotamia and China. Around 1,900 B.C.E., forged iron plowshares were being used. In 1785, the cast iron plowshare was invented and it was mass produced for the first time in 1839 by John Deere(2). Other machinery was invented to assist in seeding, threshing, and […]

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INFORMATION – Communication, Both Near and Long Distances and What Does It Really Mean, What Is Needed?

Tweet Simply put, communication is the transfer of data and information from the sender to the receiver.  The sender can be a human (or other living entity) or a machine (a non-living entity).  Likewise, the receiver can be a human, other living entity, or a machine.  But communication does not occur unless the data or […]

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INFORMATION – What and How Do We Teach People?

Tweet It was not that long ago that we went to school to learn the three R’s – Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.  These skills served the student well as the foundation for learning other skills, communicating, and doing basic mathematical calculations of everyday life.  Today reading is often supplanted by video, writing has given way […]

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INFORMATION – Computing

Tweet At the basic level, a computer is a system of switches that can be either on or off or perhaps somewhere in between.  In the off or on case, it uses binary mathematics to solve a mathematical problem.  It receives input data, manipulates the switches, and outputs other data.  Today the term refers to […]

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INFORMATION – Personal Information / Filtering /Fact Checking to Avoid Information Overload and Enhance Noise Reduction

Tweet Our brains are often compared to computers, albeit we are far more complex in capacity and “wiring.”  Our brains control bodily function, interpret immediate environmental sensors, allow us to send and receive communicating signals in the auditory domain, and see pictures of our immediate environment.  Most importantly, we can do this in real time. […]

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