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Investing in the Future: Finding a Fit with Wearable Devices

Can you train like an Olympic athlete, see through the back of your head, and remember everything you did today?  These things are completely unrealistic for most of us, but we are getting closer with breakthroughs in wearable devices. Personal … Continue reading

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Not the Beginning or the End

SYSTEM FAILURE. A simple two-word error message summarizes virtually every major news headline over the past five years. In fact, it is difficult to name a single public institution which we hold in high esteem. Government. Healthcare. Education. Religion. Even … Continue reading

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On the Garland Report

Eric Garland is wayyyy too interesting (and funny) not to be on prime-time. So, catch his Garland Report on the internet while you still can. Yesterday, I was a guest and we had great conversation on the weak recovery, alternative … Continue reading

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A Revolution in Batteries?

For all the buzz, Tesla’s electric cars still rely on lithium-ion batteries, a technology that was commercialized by Sony over twenty years ago.  Today, these batteries power everything from sports cars to laptops and cellphones. It is time for a … Continue reading

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Riding the Hype Cycle

Wondering what’s hot and what’s not?  Take a look at the Gartner Hype Cycle, which follows the progress of new technologies. According to Gartner, emerging technologies typically move through phases of overenthusiasm and disillusionment before becoming commonplace reality. Gartner just … Continue reading

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The Surveillance Society

When Edward Snowden revealed the extent of the NSA’s digital surveillance capabilities, shock was coupled with apathy.   Many Americans already assumed they were being watched.  Here is the messy truth:  this has been going on for years.

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Investing in the Future of Regenerative Medicine

Spray-on skin.  Lab-grown ears.  Human tissue grown in a petri dish.  We’re going deep into sci-fi territory (and it is already happening). Regenerative medicine is an emerging field that provides treatments to repair, regenerate, or replace damaged cells and tissue.  … Continue reading

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