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Jim Pinto
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Blog Update
You’ll have noticed that I haven't published any blogs for about  two months. There are two reasons for this lapse: First, I was on summer vacation. We went on the Canadian Rocky Mountaineer, starting from Vancouver on  a round trip to Whistler, Quesnel, Ja...

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Drones
The word Drone refers
to a continuous low humming sound, typically by bees or wasps. The name was
adopted for old unmanned aircraft because of the motor sounds. (1) Aviation professionals prefer the term unmanned aircraft
systems (UAS). The US Defense Depar...

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The Singularity
Originator Vernor Vinge is a retired San Diego State University
mathematics professor, computer scientist and science fiction author who I met
locally. In his 1993 essay The Coming
Technological Singularity he predicted that the creation of superhuman
artif...

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Human Longevity
It's paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.  –  Andy Rooney In a recent issue of his regular financial newsletter, John Mauldin wrote about the  Gray Wave , an insightful es...

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Human Longevity It's paradoxical that
the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of
getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.  – Andy Rooney In a recent issue of his regular financial newsletter, John
Mauldin wrote about the Gray Wave , an...

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Repeal Citizens United
"If there was one decision I would overrule, it
would be Citizens United. I think the notion that we have all the
democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed
to be. So that's No. 1 on my list." Ruth Bader Ginsburg Backgrou...

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Human Evolution
Something
is afoot in the universe, something that looks like gestation and birth.  In
other words, a plan, a purpose to it all.           Pierre
Teilhard de Chardin   ……. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 1881-1955, was a French idealist, philosopher and Jesuit ...

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Pinto Prognostications – Next Decades
My avocation is
that of a futurist: the systematic exploration of predictions and possibilities
about future human society and how it will emerge from the present. I am a
founding member of the US-based Association of Professional Futurists (APF). Over the ...

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Political Brainwashing
Do people think for themselves? Are you yourself completely
logical and sensible in the way you select from available choices? When you
vote, do you have a firm mindset that directs your choice? Big money is being spent to manipulate and control how
people ...

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Digital Addiction
                          The difference between technology and slavery is that                               slaves
are fully aware that they are not free – Nassim Nicholas Taleb Technology is accelerating to make everything easier.
Everyone has Internet a...
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