The Law of Accelerating Returns | KurzweilAI

http://www.kurzweilai.net/articles/art0134.html?printable=1

still my favourite technoptimist…

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Bedfellows – Political Cartoon by Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press – 10/04/2009

http://editorialcartoonists.com/cartoon/display.cfm/76473/


precisely

Twitter anarchist raided under riot laws – CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/10/24/anarchist.twitter.raid/index.html

But a closer look at the court documents leaves the unmistakable impression that Elliott Madison is yet another casualty of the government’s nasty, post-9/11 habit of considering political dissidents as threats to national security.

and this is 10 months into the Obama administration. Why do they still feel empowered to behave like this? Clearly the signal has not gone out to the batcave yet…

But I dont want to pay for the obese smoking couch potato (idea)@Everything2.com

http://everything2.com/user/lizardinlaw/writeups/But+I+don%2527t+want+to+pay+for+the+obese+smoking+couch+potato

he might have mentioned that the smokers already pay vastly more in taxes than they cost in subsequent health care. If UK smokers all stopped smoking, the rest of us would have to pay approx an extra 2% tax…

http://www.scifun.info/content/view/90/28/

well there’s a relief!

Snow kite boarder gets carried away by kite – Boing Boing

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/13/snow-kite-boarder-ge.html

someone got a little bit excited there. Can’t think why…

Boy discovers microbe that eats plastic | MNN – Mother Nature Network

http://www.mnn.com/technology/research-innovations/blogs/boy-discovers-microbe-that-eats-plastic

and we’ll eventually figure out how to nano engineer a bacterium which will turn the plastic directly into protein or fuel. Provided we don’t kill each other first…